Art In America

Revisiting Querelle: Roger Fritz on Fassbinder's Last Film

Fritz's photos are not film stills, but carefully orchestrated re-enactments that were shot after each take, capturing the essence of each scene in one frame. They portray Fassbinder's lurid and surreal adaptation of Jean Genet's 1947 novel in its...

Dexter Sinister's New Character

"We never intended to be shopkeepers," says designer Stuart Bailey, who, with designer David Reinfurt, nonetheless founded the Dexter Sinister bookshop and publishing space for Dot Dot Dot Magazine at 38 Ludlow Street, in New York, in 2006. "We were...

Tonight: The Remaining Monsters

"Maybe the physical zine has no meaning for bands these days, since they are connected on the web and to their fans all the time," says Cary Loren, artist, bookstore owner and multi-instrumentalist member of pioneering noise band Destroy All Monsters....

Father Figure: Matt Keegan Takes on Robert Moses's New York

In his third show at D'Amelio Terras in New York, Matt Keegan explores the iconography of New York. Take, for instance, the show's title, a collaboration with designer David Reinfurt, which replaces the "♥" in "I♥NY" with an apple—and not just any...

Party Time for Peter Doig

Spencer Sweeny's newest party incarnation at Santos Party House, "Somebody Arted In Here," brings together artists Peter Doig, Rita Ackermann and Lizzi Bougatos (also the lead singer of Gang Gang Dance). Their in-situ renderings took 96 Lafayette...

Carsten Holler's High-Tech Vitruvian Man

"The work is actually a vehicle, it could bring you from one place to another," Belgian artist Carsten Höller says of his work Double Sphere Hanging produced for Belvedere (RED), unveiled last Friday at the Avalon Club in Hollywood. There the work...

Between a Name and a Signature: Q+A With Josh Smith

Artist Josh Smith, 34, is not someone worried about curbing his output. His all-American name is painted in wild permutations on hundreds of canvases, stools, books and gallery announcements all over his 38th Street studio, which doubles as the...

New Primitive: In the Studio With Thomas Houseago

Thomas Houseago remembers a childhood visit to the Cerne Abbas Giant, the mysterious hillside carving of a naked man in the English countryside. Likewise, his goliath works look to primitive forms and origin myths and emphasizes their crudeness. The...

Lawrence Weiner Is Looking Up

In his latest exhibition at Marian Goodman in New York, "Gyroscopically Speaking," seminal conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner presents new work from the past year. The show cartoon explores the fundamentals of the gyroscope, the children's toy that...

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