Art In America

Norko Realism

In North Korea, art systematically "corrects" reality—much as the leadership guides the thinking of artists through selection, education, employment, collaborative production and retirement care.     

Anton Ginzburg

A Russian-born artist who has lived in New York since the 1990s, Anton Ginzburg has been pursuing a conceptually driven multi-medium practice that aims to fuse the strategies of contemporary Western art with the cultural inheritance of Eastern...

Corcoran Inks Deal with National Gallery, GWU

As previously announced, the Corcoran's collection of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century art, comprising some 17,000 examples, will be distributed among the NGA and other art museums, with preference given to D.C.-area institutions. No works will be sold.

Picasso Museum Director Dismissed

Anne Baldassari, president of the Picasso Museum in Paris, long under renovation, was dismissed from her post on Tuesday, as reported in the New York Times. The Culture Ministry appointed Jérôme Bouët, a veteran cultural affairs officer, to...

The Revolution Will be Fun

In participatory performances and installations, Mexican artist Pedro Reyes gives "social sculpture" a ruefully comic new twist.

Verbatim: Adam Pendleton

Adam Pendleton is an artist based in New York City and Germantown, N.Y. In his work in various mediums, as Tom Williams wrote in A.i.A. in 2011, "he gives form to a complex exchange between art and racial politics, which the respective histories of...

Hauser & Wirth Expands to Rural Somerset, England

The unconventionally sited gallery—principals Manuela and Iwan Wirth have had a home in the area for some years—will combine the typical exhibiting and selling functions of a commercial gallery with a restaurant and extensive public...

Smithsonian Names David J. Skorton as Secretary

The Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents has appointed David J. Skorton, president of Cornell University and a board-certified cardiologist, as the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian. Skorton will assume his new post in July 2015.

Insiders’ Outsiders: Clocktower Gallery at Pioneer Works

Getting to Red Hook's Pioneer Works can be something of a trek. It's the scrappy sort of environment that one might readily associate with emerging New York artists and the spaces which support them. But this year, Pioneer visitors will be encounter...

Samuel Hoi Appointed President of MICA

Samuel Hoi has been named the next president of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), effective July 1. His predecessor, Fred Lazarus IV, in the top spot since 1978, announced his retirement, effective this coming May, in April of last year.

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