Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:48:23 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Elements from the Actual World <p>Jimmie Durham's wryly humorous sculptures, paintings, and drawings can be seen as the composite self-portrait of a man with a contentious relationship to all ethnic and national identifiers.&nbsp;</p> By Jonathan Griffin Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /cms/image/slideshow_horz_silhouette.jpg A Beckoning Angst <p>Living a luxurious life while depicting physical and spiritual destitution, France's Bernard Buffet was both wildly popular and, in some quarters, critically reviled. A recent exhibition in Paris presented him as a painter of surprising complexity.&nbsp;</p> By Brooks Adam Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/04/21/img-bernard-buffet-1_132640462778.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg In the Studio: Ryan Gander <p>British artist Ryan Gander is an ideas man. They are his m&eacute;tier and material, not just because he is a conceptual artist but also because he has an insatiable, childlike curiosity about everything.&nbsp;</p> By Elizabeth Fullerton Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/04/21/img-in-the-studio-ryan-gander-1_134018445584.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Douglas Gordon <p>The Scottish artist Douglas Gordon is drawn to iconic figures. With&nbsp;<em>24 Hour Psycho</em>&nbsp;(1993), for instance, he paid homage to Hitchcock, radically slowing down the director&rsquo;s 1960 film.</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-douglas-gordon_163405570940.jpg_standalone.jpg Flickering Portraits: A Barbara Meter Retrospective <p>A belief in physiognomy as essence, complex and tinged with nostalgia, permeates the short experimental films of avant-garde Dutch artist Barbara Meter. This Sunday, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens presents a screening of the relatively forgotten filmmaker&rsquo;s work, organized by guest curator M&oacute;nica Savir&oacute;n.</p> By Ela Bittencourt Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/04/27/img-barbara-meter-1_161512653765.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Not Vital <p>The sculptor Not Vital has traveled widely and exhibited often since the early 1970s, living a peripatetic life that nurtures his art-making.</p> By Anne Rochette & Wade Saunders Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-not-vital_163325328001.jpg_standalone.jpg Andrea Joyce Heimer <p>The title of one of Andrea Joyce Heimer&rsquo;s paintings is so long that Hometown had to bunch some of the words together on the checklist, deleting the spaces between them.</p> By Alina Cohen Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-andrea-joyce-heimer_162254196350.jpg_standalone.jpg Lili Reynaud-Dewar <p>Lili Reynaud-Dewar&rsquo;s exhibition &ldquo;Teeth, Gums, Machines, Future, Society,&rdquo; comprising a video and a sculpture installation, focused on the grill, a decorative metal plate over the front teeth, pluralized as &ldquo;grillz&rdquo; or &ldquo;fronts.&rdquo;</p> By Mostafa Heddaya Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-lili-reynaud-dewar_163217947858.jpg_standalone.jpg “The Stand” <p>Just in time for the inauguration of the forty-fifth president of the United States and the announcement from&nbsp;<em>The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists</em>&nbsp;that the Doomsday Clock had been moved forward from three minutes to midnight to two and a half, P! staged a version of the apocalyptic nightmares many have been having of late.&nbsp;</p> By David Markus Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-the-stand_162017404266.jpg_standalone.jpg Amie Siegel <p>Marble is a metamorphic rock&mdash;limestone, originally, that has been compressed and refined by geologic forces and has undergone a change of state.</p> By Gabriel Coxhead Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-amie-siegel_163140719340.jpg_standalone.jpg (Un)Controlled Violence: A Chris Burden Documentary <p>Chris Burden liked to walk around with the barrel of a loaded Uzi tucked between his butt cheeks. He proudly describes this habit in a 1981 performance clip included in&nbsp;<em>Burden</em>, a new biopic on the artist most famous for risky body performances that changed the public's conception of what art could be.</p> By Vanessa Thill Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/04/19/img-burden-doc-6_150504727013.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Ken Okiishi <p>Whether layering references to different eras within a single work or organizing pseudo-retrospective exhibitions, Ken Okiishi often folds the past into the present.</p> By Thea Ballard Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-ken-okiishi_161809151222.jpg_standalone.jpg The Map Trap: Theo Anthony’s Baltimore Documentary <p>Theo Anthony's visionary documentary,&nbsp;<em>Rat Film</em>&nbsp;(2016), opens the Art of the Real Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on April 20. The film traces allegorical connections between Baltimore's rats and the city's deeply segregated neighborhoods.</p> By Craig Hubert Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /cms/image/slideshow_horz_silhouette.jpg General Idea <p>Gay nightlife gave rise to the drag ball as an underground simulation of female celebrity. General Idea, the Toronto-based art collective, did something similar with its Miss General Idea pageant, though only one of the four winners of the annual event, held in Toronto from 1968 to 1971, was a man; the competition wasn&rsquo;t about gender so much as it was about art as a system for producing value and fame.</p> By Brian Droitcour Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-general-idea-1_162824899881.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Katharina Grosse <p>Since the late 1990s, German painter Katharina Grosse has worked almost exclusively with industrial spray guns in lieu of brushes, applying vibrant fields of atomized acrylic to virtually any available surface.</p> By Rachel Wetzler Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-katharina-grosse_161721133350.jpg_standalone.jpg Lubaina Himid <p>Zanzibar-born British artist, curator, and writer Lubaina Himid has been an important voice on issues of race, gender, identity, and representation in Britain for the past thirty years.</p> By Elizabeth Fullerton Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-lubaina-himid_163042211381.jpg_standalone.jpg Gladys Nilsson <p>Figures big and small inhabit the stunning watercolors Gladys Nilsson made in the late 1980s. It&rsquo;s unusual to see the medium deployed with the forceful colors and monumental scale of these works, ten of which, all about forty by sixty inches, were on view in this recent show.</p> By Julian Kreimer Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-gladys-nilsson_161640484509.jpg_standalone.jpg Maria Antelman <p>The title of Maria Antelman&rsquo;s exhibition at Melanie Flood Projects<em>,&nbsp;</em>&ldquo;My Touch, Your Command, Your Touch, My Command,&rdquo;<em>&nbsp;</em>alluded to the mutually influential relationships between machines and their users.</p> By Robert Rhee Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-maria-antelman_162802693703.jpg_standalone.jpg We Exist: Victoria Lomasko’s Graphic Journalism <p>Over the past eight years, Russian artist Victoria Lomasko has captured, in sketches and portraits, the people and movements at the periphery of her country's political life.&nbsp;</p> By Michael McCanne Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/04/11/img-lomasko-5_175424213040.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Anthony Caro <p>English artist Anthony Caro left an enormous legacy when he died in 2013 at age eighty-nine. He was celebrated for his sculpture in Britain by the late 1950s, and internationally beginning in the early &rsquo;60s.</p> By David Ebony Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-anthony-caro_161552913922.jpg_standalone.jpg “Encoded” <p>It risks oversimplification to read the recent group show &ldquo;Encoded&rdquo; as a rejoinder to the racially charged controversy around Kelley Walker&rsquo;s fall retrospective at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis&mdash;but it is also nearly impossible not to.</p> By Gavin Kroeber Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-encoded_162338213092.jpg_standalone.jpg James Coleman <p>James Coleman&rsquo;s exhibition of several new digital videos, projections, and films from the 1970s offered a profound meditation on the act of seeing.</p> By Austin Considine Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-james-coleman_161519406025.jpg_standalone.jpg Future Perfect: Flux Factory’s Intersectional Approach to Technology <p>In post-apocalyptic literature and cinema, cyborgs are something to be feared, a dystopian mess of wires masquerading as human. But the truth may be stranger than fiction, if also more optimistic. "We Have Always Lived in the Future," a group show at Flux Factory in Long Island City through April 22, is a multivalent investigation of how bodies collide with technology.</p> By Zachary Small Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/04/07/img-flux-factory-4_112523292591.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Kathleen Ryan <p>Kathleen Ryan&rsquo;s first solo exhibition flowed like a nostalgic but sobering love ballad, the seven sculptures speaking to the beauty found in the fluctuations of nature, industry, and culture.&nbsp;</p> By Jennifer S. Li Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-kathleen-ryan_162533944659.jpg_standalone.jpg “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change” <p>At a moment when the United States seems increasingly governed by tweet, &ldquo;Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change&rdquo; offers a fascinating look at what today&rsquo;s media can and can&rsquo;t do.</p> By Eleanor Heartney Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-perpetual-revolution-the-image-and-social-change_161910266508.jpg_standalone.jpg Llyn Foulkes <p>Llyn Foulkes&rsquo;s Spr&uuml;th Magers exhibition consisted of thirty-seven mixed-medium paintings, the vast majority of them made since the Hammer Museum&rsquo;s celebrated 2013 retrospective of his work.</p> By Ciara Moloney Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-llyn-foulkes_16243019364.jpg_standalone.jpg Kerry James Marshall <p>Issues of race are central to Marshall&rsquo;s work. The African American artist was born in Alabama in 1955, during the Jim Crow era, and grew up in Los Angeles, where he witnessed the 1965 Watts Rebellion and the rise of the civil rights and Black Power movements.</p> By Tatiana Istomina Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-kerry-james-marshall-1_161259435904.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Atlas Dubai: Art Without America <p>President Trump's seven-nation travel ban has had a chilling effect on Dubai's relations with the West, leaving the US's status as a &ldquo;global&rdquo; art center more questionable than ever.</p> By Rahel Aima Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-atlas-dubai-1_133355733640.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg In the Studio: Anicka Yi <p>The Korean-born, New York&ndash;based artist recounts how her penchant for the immersive experiences of film, cuisine, and fiction led her to experiment with outr&eacute; scents and odd installation materials such as bacteria, fried flowers, spores, hair gel, and fungi.</p> By Ross Simonini Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-in-the-studio-anicka-yi-1_14043414993.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg The Task of Art <p>Three exhibitions marking the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther&rsquo;s &ldquo;95 Theses&rdquo; celebrate the bold, sometimes ruthless monk who helped launch both the Protestant Reformation and a new stripped-down style of art.</p> By Christopher P. Heuer Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-martin-luther-1_143558331255.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Poems Without Words <p>With a 1975 series of stacked-line compositions, the painter David Reed began to garner recognition from critics and peers alike. Now those legendary works from his first solo exhibition are on view again, raising intriguing questions about cultural memory and the vicissitudes of art world taste.</p> By Raphael Rubinstein Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-david-reed-1_150413338481.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Performance: Time Out <p>The enduring legacy of Tehching Hsieh, who will represent Taiwan at the Venice Biennale this year, rests on five grueling yearlong performances that he completed in New York between 1978 and 1986.</p> By Travis Jeppesen Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/04/21/img-tehching-hsieh-1_114840273678.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Sound, Light, and Self: A Conversation with Kingsley Ng <p>From March 20 to 28, under the aegis of Art Basel Hong Kong, Ng presented&nbsp;<em>Twenty-Five Minutes Older</em>, in which a Hong Kong trolley, converted into a two-aperture camera obscura, offered passengers opposing upside-down projections of the passing scene, accompanied, via headphones, by an audio track of selections from Liu Yichang&rsquo;s 1972 stream-of-consciousness novella&nbsp;<em>T&ecirc;te b&ecirc;che</em>.</p> By Richard Vine Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/30/img-kingsley-ng-1_172531802793.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Inside Out: Henry Taylor’s Painting <p>Henry Taylor's painting has often been discussed in the context of outsider art not only because of his vivid and somewhat reductive figuration, but because of his biography: the youngest of eight children raised by a single mother in Oxnard, California, he held several jobs unrelated to art, including a ten-year stint as a technician at a psychiatric hospital, and didn't earn his BFA until he was in his mid-thirties.&nbsp;</p> By Tatiana Istomina Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/29/img-henry-taylor-2_112906532068.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Tino Sehgal <p>Just inside the Palais de Tokyo a young man, wearing a T-shirt, jeans, and sneakers, approached me, kept me in place by dancing in my path, and asked&mdash;first in French and then in English&mdash;&ldquo;What is a riddle?&rdquo; At once confused, delighted, and frustrated, I stammered, &ldquo;What do you think?&rdquo; as I realized I had become part of a piece (<em>Enigme</em>, 2016) choreographed by Britain-born, Berlin-based Tino Sehgal.</p> By Kate Green Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/02/img-tino-sehgal_142555433696.jpg_standalone.jpg Werner Büttner <p>In his 2015 collage&nbsp;<em>The Humorlessness of Historians Spawns Further Monsters . . .&nbsp;</em>, German artist Werner B&uuml;ttner frames a bust of Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings, within an inky black void; the god&rsquo;s two faces look forward and backward in time as what looks like an explosion of stars showers upon him.&nbsp;</p> By Austin Considine Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/02/img-werner-bttner_142849892802.jpg_standalone.jpg Jiro Takamatsu <p>Jiro Takamatsu (1936&ndash;1998) was about as seminal as seminal gets in postwar Japanese art. He was one-third of the Tokyo-based Happenings group Hi Red Center, a progenitor of Japanese conceptual art, and a significant influence on Mono-ha artists.</p> By Ryan Holmberg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/02/img-jiro-takamatsu_14272817295.jpg_standalone.jpg Rosemary Mayer <p>This exhibition of works that Rosemary Mayer made between 1969 and 1973&mdash;a period during which she and nineteen other women artists founded the cooperative A.I.R. Gallery, and a broadly fertile time for the New York art scene of which she was a part&mdash;demonstrated how she gracefully negotiated between Conceptualism and gauzy materiality, between structure and the ephemeral.</p> By Thea Ballard Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/02/img-rosemary-mayer_14263099895.jpg_standalone.jpg Seed Money: Fran Ilich at Museo de Los Sures <p>A blend of utopian aspiration and excavated indigenous tradition animates Fran Ilich's timely<em>&nbsp;</em>project<em>, Aridoam&eacute;rica Winter Plan</em>, an intriguing social experiment that takes the form of a free coffee shop.</p> By Erick Lyle Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-seed-money-lead_114304223154.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Ken Price <p>Ken Price (1935&ndash;2012) wanted his ceramics to look like they were made out of color&mdash;and that was certainly the effect of those exhibited in the North Gallery of Hauser &amp; Wirth&rsquo;s impressive survey show. Displayed on plinths and softly spotlit, the sixteen pieces appeared intensely radiant, almost jewel-like.</p> By Gabriel Coxhead Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/02/img-ken-price_14252449635.jpg_standalone.jpg