Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:51:39 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Andrew Lord <p>Andrew Lord began working in ceramics some 40 years ago&mdash;long before the medium's recent renaissance in the art world&mdash;creating pieces that explore concerns far beyond those of functional household objects.&nbsp;</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-lord_091351495935.jpg_standalone.jpg MACBA To Expand <p>The museum expansion trend continues, this time with Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), which will subsume the neighboring <em>Convent dels Angels</em> compound for the museum's programming.</p> By Julie Baumgardner Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:15:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/22/img-macba_141451231963.jpg_standalone.jpg Magnus Renfrew to Bonhams as Asia Deputy Chairman <p>International auction house Bonhams has hired Magnus Renfrew as deputy chairman and director of fine arts, Asia. He will work out of the company's Hong Kong headquarters and will take up his new post in September. Renfrew is currently Asia director at Art Basel.</p> By Elizabeth Fazzare Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/22/img-magnus-renfrew_112345545210.jpg_standalone.jpg Lida Abdul <p>Lida Abdul describes herself as an artistic nomad. Born in Kabul in 1973, she and her family fled Afghanistan soon after the Soviets invaded in December of 1979.&nbsp;</p> By Paul B. Franklin Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-abdul_091317815682.jpg_standalone.jpg Tala Madani <p>A British series of educational books published in the 1960s and colloquially known as Peter and Jane (its proper title was Key Words Reading Scheme) was parodied to brilliant effect in artist/comedian Miriam Elia's recent book&nbsp;<em>We Go to the Gallery</em>.&nbsp;</p> By James Cahill Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-madani_091231782087.jpg_standalone.jpg Missed Connections: Jan Frank and John Chamberlain <p><a href="">A show currently on view at New York gallery Nahmad Contemporary</a> (through July 26) demonstrates that John Chamberlain's painted-metal sculptures can connect with the medium of drawing, via juxtaposition with works by Jan Frank.</p> By Raphael Rubinstein Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/21/img-jan-frank-1_143217624845.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Walk Like An Egyptian: Donald Baechler on his Controversial &ldquo;Walking Figure&rdquo; <p>Donald Baechler has been searching since 1989 for ways to transport the elegantly awkward protagonists of his paintings and drawings into three dimensions. The artist spoke recently with <em style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">A.i.A.</em> at his studio in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood while on a break from preparations for a September show at Galerie Forsblum in Helsinki.</p> By David Greenberg Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/17/img-donald-baechler-walking-figure_134734944186.jpg_standalone.jpg Michelle Stuart <p>Ever since the late 1960s, Michelle Stuart has been radically expanding the idea of drawing. "Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature," a traveling survey of about 60 works organized by Anna Lovatt for the Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK, uses works on paper to touch on the artist's interests in ecological history, mapping, nautical exploration and what she calls the "archeology of nature."</p> By Michael Duncan Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-stuart_091130196770.jpg_standalone.jpg Dark Machines: Wyatt Niehaus <p>The "lights out" factory&mdash;devoid of humans, run entirely by machines&mdash;has long been a dream for industrial manufacturers. Twenty-five-year-old, New York-based artist Wyatt Niehaus describes it as "an entirely automated factory&mdash;one that could run without lights, heating, air-conditioning and most other requirements of human labor."</p> By Louis Doulas Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-wyatt-niehaus-3_144924298811.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg “A Close Distance”: Tris Vonna-Michell <p>Family histories can be hazy and elusive. Tris Vonna-Michell mines this territory in his slide-and-audio work <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Postscript III (Berlin)</em>, ongoing for several years.</p> By Brian Boucher Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/16/img-tris-vonna-michell-1_151615527535.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Martino Stierli Appointed MoMA Chief Architecture and Design Curator <p>New York's Museum of Modern Art announced today that Martino Stierli will be its new chief curator of architecture and design. Stierli replaces Barry Bergdoll, who <a href="">left</a> the museum last summer for a professorial appointment at New York's Columbia University. Bergdoll will remain a part-time MoMA curator; Stierli assumes his new post March 2015.</p> By Leigh Anne Miller Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-martino-stierli_14351522469.jpg_standalone.jpg 12th Bienal Internacional de Cuenca <p>A voice from another world resounded through the Casa de los Arcos, a rambling structure perched above the Tomebamba River in Cuenca, Ecuador.&nbsp;</p> By William S. Smith Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-cuenca_091203585518.jpg_standalone.jpg Systems of Associations: Soft Matter at Wallspace Gallery <p>Artist Justin Beal has collected 50 years' worth of "Soft Matter" in a group exhibition at New York's Wallspace gallery.</p> By Elliot Camarra Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/08/img-wallspace-4_151019293984.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Pascual Sisto <p>In what has become common practice&mdash;arguably reaching something of a zenith with Christian Marclay's 2010 video&nbsp;<em>The Clock&mdash;</em>Pascual Sisto built part of his recent site-specific video installation,&nbsp;<em>Monument Valley</em>(2014)<em>,&nbsp;</em>around the seamless editing of preexisting footage.</p> By Kate Wolf Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/14/img-pascual-sisto_101011444149.jpg_standalone.jpg Hairy Who: Funky, Folky and Still Fresh <p>Who doesn't love the Hairy Who? That's the implicit message of <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><a href="">Hairy Who &amp; The Chicago Imagists</a></em>, a new documentary film directed by Leslie Buchbinder, the daughter of Chicago collectors Henry and Gilda Buchbinder.</p> By Richard Vine Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/14/img-hairy-who-1_120538358237.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Lynne Cooke Named National Gallery of Art Senior Curator <p>The <a href="">National Gallery of Art</a>, Washington, D.C., has appointed Lynne Cooke senior curator of special projects in modern art, effective August 11. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Ellen Schafer Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/11/img-lynne-cooke_141251793159.jpg_standalone.jpg Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx Draws 130K Visitors, up to 10K/Day <p>"A Subtlety," Kara Walker's project featuring a massive sugar-coated sphinx with exaggerated African-American features, surrounded by life-size human figures, drew 130,000 visitors during its eight-week run (May 10-July 6).&nbsp;</p> By Brian Boucher Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/10/img-kara-walker-subtlety_163304717535.jpg_standalone.jpg Jonathan Binstock Named Director of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery <p>Jonathan Binstock has been named director of the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, N.Y. He succeeds Grant Holcomb, who retired this month after a nearly 29-year tenure. Binstock will be the museum's seventh director.</p> By Elizabeth Fazzare Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:15:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/10/img-binstock_135907516297.jpg_standalone.jpg Agnès Varda <p>For her first museum exhibition in the United States, Agn&egrave;s Varda has returned to California.&nbsp;</p> By Megan Heuer Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2013/10/31/img-agns-varda_124440987788.jpg_standalone.jpg Yilmaz Dziewior Will Direct Cologne’s Museum Ludwig <p>The Museum Ludwig in Cologne has appointed Yilmaz Dziewior its new director, effective February 2015.&nbsp;</p> By Leigh Anne Miller Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/09/img-yilmaz-dziewior_155632363406.jpg_standalone.jpg Signature Piece: The Comeback of Ericson and Ziegler <p>Controversial then, and largely forgotten now, the artist duo Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler emerged in the early 1980s from the theoretically oriented program at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), in Valencia, and pioneered a hybrid form of performance, conceptual and Land art.&nbsp;</p> By Julie Baumgardner Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/09/img-ericson-and-ziegler-3_183747971246.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Lane Hagood <p>Visitors to Lane Hagood's recent show had to pass between two literary references in the gallery's front space before getting to the artist's six new paintings (all 2014).</p> By Raphael Rubinstein Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/29/img-hagood_204421930328.jpg_standalone.jpg Zlatko Ćosić <p>A refugee of the Yugoslav wars, Zlatko Ćosić reflects on his transcultural survival narrative in the seven video works that comprised "Still Adjusting," his recent solo exhibition at Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.</p> By Jessica Baran Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/29/img-zlatko-cosic_204212617617.jpg_standalone.jpg Rendering the Veil: Izhar Patkin at MASS MoCA <p>It took 10 years to develop the unique printer used to create the exquisitely rendered veils at the core of Israeli-born artist Izhar Patkin's survey "The Wandering Veil," on view at MASS MoCA.</p> By Phoebe Hoban Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/03/img-patkin-01_135004362334.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Miranda Lash Named Speed Art Museum’s Contemporary Art Curator <p><a href="">The Speed Art Museum</a> in Louisville, Ky., has appointed Miranda Lash its new curator of contemporary art.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> By Ellen Schafer Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/03/img-miranda-lash_180411465621.jpg_standalone.jpg Opposition Group Files Suit to Halt Corcoran Dissolution <p>The proposed dissolution of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art and Design may have hit a roadblock.</p> By Leigh Anne Miller Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/02/19/img-corcoran_165624689386.jpg_standalone.jpg Judy Ledgerwood <p>Best known for canvases with electric colors and bold patterns, Chicago artist Judy Ledgerwood has increasingly ventured into the realm of installation in recent years, painting directly on gallery walls to create enveloping works.</p> By Kyle MacMillan Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/29/img-judy-ledgerwood_204044204884.jpg_standalone.jpg Los Angeles Commissions Glenn Kaino for Public Artwork <p>Los Angeles has commissioned artist Glenn Kaino to create a major public artwork as part of the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project. Also known as the Sixth Street Bridge, the Sixth Street Viaduct is one of 14 historic structures crossing the Los Angeles River, bridging the city's arts district and the neighborhood of Boyle Heights.</p> By Matthew Shen Goodman Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/02/img-glenn-kaino_134316965174.jpg_standalone.jpg Yeesookyung <p>This exhibition by Korean artist Yeesookyung (b. 1963) was her first solo in North America in nearly 20 years. It overlapped with the Philadelphia Museum of Art's "Treasures from Korea," a wide-ranging survey of the arts of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).&nbsp;</p> By A. M. Weaver Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/29/img-yeesookyung_203948755442.jpg_standalone.jpg Carnegie Reveals More Acquisitions from International <p>Pittsburgh's&nbsp; <a href="">Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA)</a> has announced its third and final acquisition of works by artists included the <a href="">2013-14 Carnegie International</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> By Ellen Schafer Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/30/img-lara-favaretto_155542454844.jpg_standalone.jpg Jim Campbell <p>"Dreaming in public" is how the sci-fi writer William Gibson has described what he does, but it's also a fitting characterization of what Jim Campbell is doing in his latest installations.</p> By Jean Dykstra Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/29/img-jim-campbell_203829529360.jpg_standalone.jpg Lee Ufan Rocks Versailles <p>Only in France, perhaps, could a Sunday outing entail an exercise in visual philosophy&mdash;one combining formal rigor with a whiff of historical decadence. But that's exactly what's on offer now at the royal palace of Versailles outside Paris.</p> By Richard Vine Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/30/img-lee-ufan-4_104511527207.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg David Douard <p>It's no secret that beneath the sleek, digital surfaces of present-day life lies a dark, all-too-material underbelly. <br /> The excess and waste of today's technology as well as the chaotic overflow of information formed the basis of ")juicy o'f the nest.," Paris-based artist David Douard's first show at a U.S. institution.</p> By Tim Gentles Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/29/img-david-douard_203720657879.jpg_standalone.jpg Claude Simard, 1956-2014 <p>Claude Simard, artist and co-founder of New York's <a href="">Jack Shainman Gallery</a>, died Tuesday, June 24.</p> By Ellen Schafer Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/26/img-claude-simard_163118603611.jpg_standalone.jpg Jennifer Wynne Reeves, 1963-2014 <p>Abstract painter Jennifer Wynne Reeves died Sunday, June 22 at 51 from brain cancer. Born in Royal Oak, Mich., the artist had lived in New York State for nearly 20 years. Her works combined painted abstractions with bits of things&mdash;wire, hair, popsicle sticks, lines of her own poetry&mdash;in subtle, often storytelling assemblages.</p> By Elizabeth Fazzare Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/26/img-jennifer-wynn-reeves_131441176715.jpg_standalone.jpg Sam Pulitzer <p>Sam Pulitzer might be one of New York's most controversial young artists, in part because he takes an aggressively critical stance toward the art world while navigating some its more arduous conventions with a rare self-awareness.</p> By Boško Blagojević Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/24/img-sam-pulitzer_091503477022.jpg_standalone.jpg Chicago Announces Architecture Biennial <p>The first Chicago Architecture Biennial (Oct. 5, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016) will take place in the Chicago Cultural Center, an 1897 Beaux-Arts gem in the heart of downtown.</p> By Noam Dvir Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/25/img-chicago-cultural-center_164413315941.jpg_standalone.jpg Thomas Kovachevich <p>The paradoxical multi-medium work of Thomas Kovachevich is incredibly permissive in the company of viewers.</p> By John Arthur Peetz Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/24/img-thomas-kovachevich_091448424946.jpg_standalone.jpg “I Believe In Not Making Judgments”: The Jeff Koons Interview <p>Jeff Koons talked about following his intuition, his admiration for young artists and how he takes his high auction prices in stride.<strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><br /></strong></p> By Brian Boucher Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/25/img-koons-dog_121332580464.jpg_standalone.jpg Verbatim: Ann Hirsch <p>"'Muffy' is about adolescent and childhood sexuality. The works come out of my own early sexual thoughts, feelings and inclinations, which were greatly influenced by pop culture, the Internet, my home life and my dreams."</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/25/img-hirsch-muffy-install-1_130052214704.jpg_standalone.jpg