Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:27:39 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Michael Berryhill <p>Michael Berryhill has a most delicious way with paint. In "Beggars Blanket," the second solo show at Kansas by the Brooklyn-based artist, Berryhill brought a heightened sense of color and tactility to his intimate consideration of life in the studio</p> By Carrie Moyer Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-michael-berryhill_170520741588.jpg_standalone.jpg Shaquille O’Neal, George Lucas Add Luster to Expo Chicago VIP Preview <p>When filmmaker George Lucas, who collects Norman Rockwells, arrived yesterday afternoon at&nbsp;Chicago&rsquo;s Navy Pier for the VIP opening hours of Expo Chicago art fair, he was ready to buy. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m just looking for something for the walls of my apartment,&rdquo; he said.</p> By Brian Boucher Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/18/img-jon-pylypchuk-at-snitzer-expo-chicago_224226594493.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Aimée E. Froom Appointed Curator of Islamic Art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston <p>The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, announced the selection of Dr. Aim&eacute;e E. Froom as curator of Islamic Art.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/18/img-aimee-froom_163020309608.jpg_standalone.jpg Catch ’Em All: Can A Pokémon Tournament Be An Artwork? <p>A Los Angeles artist named Johnnie JungleGuts lounged on a folding chair in the middle of a tent last Saturday at the tail end of the Great Summer Pok&eacute;mon Festival. He had just stepped off stage after performing "This Charmander," a cover version of the 1984 song "This Charming Man," by English cult favorite The Smiths.&nbsp;</p> By Maxwell Williams Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/16/img-pokemon_150301930681.jpg_standalone.jpg Rick Lowe Wins $625,000 MacArthur “Genius” Award <p>&ldquo;My work falls into the category of what I like to call &lsquo;social sculpture,&rsquo;&rdquo; Rick Lowe, one of this year&rsquo;s 21 MacArthur Fellows&nbsp;explained in a video&nbsp;on the MacArthur Foundation&rsquo;s website.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/17/img-rick-lowe_165347246390.jpg_standalone.jpg Jeanne van Heeswijk to Meld Art and Activism at Bard <p>Dutch artist and instigator Jeanne van Heeswijk arrives in New York this week to begin her yearlong stint as the inaugural Keith Haring Fellow upstate at Bard College, where she'll "work with students to address questions about how people can better exercise their rights to their own environments," she told <em>A.i.A</em>. by phone last week from New Zealand.</p> By Tracy Zwick Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/16/img-jeanne-van-heeswijk_133705529806.jpg_standalone.jpg Sam Moyer <p>Sam Moyer's impressive third solo exhibition at Rachel Uffner advanced the artist's history of creating works that activate a familiar, painterly space on the gallery wall but have much in common with sculpture.</p> By Austin Considine Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-sam-moyer_170430728827.jpg_standalone.jpg Yto Barrada Wins Abraaj Group Prize <p>Moroccan-born artist Yto Barrada has won the Abraaj Group Art Prize, awarded annually since 2008. Barrada gets a $100,000 commission to create a new work to appear in a group show at the seventh edition of the Art Dubai fair (Mar. 18-21, 2015)</p> By Brian Boucher Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/15/img-yto-barrada-abraaj-prize_142822837163.jpg_standalone.jpg Matt Connors <p>A freestanding, 14-foot-tall, canary yellow wall greeted visitors to Matt Connors's third solo show, "Machines," at Canada.&nbsp;</p> By Nora Griffin Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-matt-connors_16573537453.jpg_standalone.jpg The Things They Carried: Lamia Joreige’s Objects of War at the New Museum <p>Lamia Joreige's video installation&nbsp;<em><em>Objects of War</em>&nbsp;</em>stands out as uniquely immersive and affecting in the New Museum's exhibition "Here and Elsewhere."</p> By Jessica Gallucci Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/15/img-lamia-joreige_120452921814.jpg_standalone.jpg Brotherly Love, David Lynch-Style <p>Best known as the Academy Award-nominated director of such films as <em>Blue Velvet </em>and <em>Mulholland Drive</em>, David Lynch is also a prolific painter and printmaker. His retrospective "The Unified Field" opens next week at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he trained as a painter and made his first forays into filmmaking during the late 1960s.</p> By Edward Epstein Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/09/img-david-lynch-1_154444424141.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Dia Art Foundation Names Jessica Morgan Director <p>Tate Modern curator Jessica Morgan will take the reins at New York's Dia Art Foundation. Replacing&nbsp;<a href="">Philipe Vergne, who departed in January to head the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles,</a>&nbsp;Morgan takes up her new post in January 2015.</p> By Brian Boucher Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:25:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/10/img-jessica-morgan_161907615806.jpg_standalone.jpg Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman to Retire <p>During his tenure, the director focused on increasing the diversity of museum visitors, bringing in underserved and younger audiences.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/10/img-arnold-l-lehman_134956817763.jpg_standalone.jpg Phillips Collection Curator Eliza Rathbone Retires <p>Eliza Rathbone, chief curator of the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., is stepping down from the position she has held for more than 20 years.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/09/img-eliza-rathbone_120335220399.jpg_standalone.jpg Meyer Vaisman <p>An artist of Lithuanian Jewish descent born in Caracas, Meyer Vaisman has made a habit of exploring his own complex sense of identity.</p> By Gillian Young Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-meyer-veisman_165532435298.jpg_standalone.jpg Larry Clark <p>In his book&nbsp;<em>Tulsa</em>&nbsp;(1971), Larry Clark infamously wrote: "Once the needle goes in it never comes out." At that point he was almost a decade removed from shooting amphetamine every day as a teenager.</p> By David Greenberg Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-larry-clark_165611808818.jpg_standalone.jpg Tomorrow, Today: Tara Downs and Tomorrow Gallery <p>From 2011 to 2013,&nbsp;<a href="">Tomorrow Gallery</a>&nbsp;was a vital young art space in Toronto. Founded by Tara Downs, Aleksander Hardashnakov and Hugh Scott-Douglas, Tomorrow became a notable hub for emerging artists from throughout Europe and North America.</p> By Nick Irvin Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/07/img-tomorrow-3_120253528656.jpg_standalone.jpg Lothar Baumgarten <p>For 18 months, between 1978 and 1980, Lothar Baumgarten, then in his mid-30s, ventured into the remote upper Orinoco Delta region of Venezuela.&nbsp;</p> By Gregory Volk Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-lothar-baumgarten_165349478176.jpg_standalone.jpg Theory and Matter <p>In the early 1970s, the French group Supports/Surfaces produced some of the era's most radical art in a seemingly unlikely medium. Today, their unstretched, semi-sculptural paintings speak to a whole new generation.</p> By Raphael Rubinstein Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/03/img-pierre-buraglio_104450545695.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg NADA Miami Beach Announces 2014 Exhibitor List <p>The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) has announced the participants in the 12th edition of NADA Miami Beach (Dec. 4-7).</p> By Brian Boucher Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:15:00 +0100 /files/2013/09/17/img-nada-miami-beach-2013_115622665697.jpg_standalone.jpg Daniel Baumann Appointed Director, Kunsthalle Zurich <p>Kunsthalle Zurich has hired Swiss curator Daniel Baumann as director. Baumann has been the curator of the Adolf W&ouml;lfli Foundation, located at the Museum of Fine Arts Bern, Switzerland, since 1996.</p> By Brian Boucher Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/03/img-daniel-baumann_101750243953.jpg_standalone.jpg Sarah Charlesworth <p>Sarah Charlesworth's series "Objects of Desire"<em>&nbsp;</em>(1983-86) takes reality as something bracketed by quotation marks: a fiction, according to postmodernist critic Craig Owens, produced and sustained by its<strong>&nbsp;</strong>representation as image.&nbsp;</p> By Courtney Fiske Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-sarah-charlesworth_165012368230.jpg_standalone.jpg Lygia Clark <p>Seen after a tour of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988" inspired a sense of d&eacute;j&agrave; vu.</p> By Courtney Fiske Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-lygia-clark_164912128813.jpg_standalone.jpg “The Details”: Mark Bradford <p>For me, it's always a detail&mdash;a detail that points to a larger thing. It can be text; it can be a quote.</p> By Mark Bradford Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/02/img-mark-bradford_092827943072.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg How We Lived Then <p>British Conceptual artist Stephen Willats responded to a period of social tumult with a 1979 exhibition. Now re-created, the show offers insight into the past and future of socially engaged art.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> By Ajay Hothi Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/02/img-stephen-willats_095016822771.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Pantheon of the Anteater <p>In the first installment of a two-part article, the author recounts his experience taking a free art criticism course taught by David Salle at Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York.</p> By P.C. Smith Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/02/img-david-salle_092012353877.jpg_standalone.jpg Artists Protest Israeli Funding of São Paulo Bienal <p>Some 56 artists have signed an open letter to the the S&atilde;o Paulo Bienal foundation, asking that the organization decline funding from the state of Israel. The letter states that the artists were previously unaware of Israeli support for the exhibition. The signatories represent a significant portion of the 100-some participants in the show.</p> By Brian Boucher Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/25/img-sao-paulo-bienal-yael-bartana_144459390674.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg “Restricting Eyes”: Lee Yong-woo on Gwangju Biennale Censorship <p>In his first interview since announcing his resignation, Lee talked to <em style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">A.i.A. </em>via e-mail about the need for free expression in South Korea's young democracy and the future of the exhibition he cofounded.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Julie Baumgardner Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/26/img-lee-yong-woo-gwangju-biennale_104751822033.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Summer eReading: Badlands Unlimited <p>From Saddam Hussein's didactic speeches on democracy (yes, really) to a strangely poetic collection of GIFs with quasi-philosophical captions, the catalogue of Brooklyn publisher <a href="">Badlands Unlimited</a> is as wide-reaching as the work of its founder, artist Paul Chan.</p> By Kira Josefsson Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/28/img-badlands-1_142307744159.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Self-Determination in Western Sahara: Metahaven and Independent Diplomat <p><em>A.i.A.</em>'s August cover is the product of a collaboration between the New York-based non-profit advisory group <a href="">Independent Diplomat</a>, which has worked with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to promote self-determination since 2006, and Dutch graphic design studio <a href="">Metahaven</a>.They talked to <em>A.i.A. </em>about making conflict visible.</p> By Matthew Shen Goodman Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-august-2014-cover_161211553007.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg São Paulo Bienal Reveals Artists and Projects <p>Titled "How to (...) things that don't exist," the biennial will, the organizers say, take on a research-based approach with open meetings on art and society rather than settling on a specific theme.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/25/img-sao-paulo-bienal-yael-bartana_144459390674.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Shukhov Tower, Modernist Moscow Landmark, Escapes Demolition <p>The city of Moscow issued a conservation order this week to protect the Shukhov broadcasting tower, an iconic Soviet modernist masterpiece that was originally designed to top the height of the Eiffel Tower.</p> By Noam Dvir Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/21/img-shukhov-tower_165304329503.jpg_standalone.jpg The School of Doodle for Creative Girl Power <p>Part online school, part content platform, School of Doodle<em> </em>aims to empower and inspire creativity in teenage girls.</p> By Beryl Gilothwest Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/21/img-school-of-doodle_101228643715.jpg_standalone.jpg Ger van Elk, 1941-2014 <p>Pioneering Dutch Conceptual artist Ger van Elk died on Sunday at 73. Born in Amsterdam in 1941, van Elk gained international note in the 1960s through his inclusion in seminal group exhibitions such as "Op Losse Schroeven" at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (1969) and Harald Szeemann's "When Attitudes Become Form" at the Kunsthaus Bern (1969).</p> By Julia Wolkoff Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/20/img-ger-van-elk_152424521144.jpg_standalone.jpg Hammer Announces Winners of $150,000 in “Made in L.A.” Awards <p>Los Angeles's Hammer Museum has tapped Alice K&ouml;nitz's project, the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA); Magdalena Suarez Frimkess and Michael Frimkess; and Jennifer Moon for its "Made in L.A. 2014" awards. All are included in the second iteration of the <a href="">eponymous biennial</a> of area artists.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/19/img-mila-1_17391135713.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Artists Activate in Response to Ferguson Shooting <p>The St. Louis arts community has been active in response to the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/19/img-ferguson_122510182666.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Corcoran Can Disband, Judge Rules <p>The fight to save the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.,ended in defeat on Monday when Judge Robert D. Okun of the District of Columbia Superior Court ruled that the institution could continue its planned merger with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University, both also in D.C.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/02/19/img-corcoran_165624689386.jpg_standalone.jpg Gunilla Klingberg <p>Over 13 days in the summer of 2012, when the low tide coincided with the early morning duties of maintenance workers at Laga Beach in Ibarranguelua, Spain, Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg made&nbsp;<em>A Sign in Space</em>, her vivid, idiosyncratic variation on Land art.</p> By Gregory Volk Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/30/img-klingberg_064114410712.jpg_standalone.jpg Richard D. Marshall, 1947-2014 <p>New York-based curator, art consultant and art historian Richard D. Marshall died unexpectedly on Aug. 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 67. The cause of his death has not yet been determined. Since 2003, Marshall was curator of The Lever House Art Collection, New York.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/14/img-richard-d-marshall_101428525635.jpg_standalone.jpg Edward Leffingwell, 1941-2014 <p>Edward Leffingwell, curator, writer and former Brazil correspondent for <em>A.i.A.</em>, 72, died on Aug. 5 from cardiac arrest after a long illness. Working in New York and Los Angeles, Leffingwell organized contemporary and modern art exhibitions at museums and galleries nationally, authored several books and regularly contributed to art publications.</p> By Elizabeth Fazzare Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/13/img-ed-leffingwell_163845229855.jpg_standalone.jpg