Art In America

Heinz Mack

The scorching, mutilating and jerry-rigging that characterizes the art of Zero often makes the artists appear more like mad scientists than postwar abstractionists. Invention and experimentation, often involving cheap, quotidian materials, dictated...

Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler

According to the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places, almost every county in the United States has registered at least one locale as a "historic place worthy of preservation." 

Meschac Gaba

Talismans of success that originated during the Han Dynasty, money trees are installed in the hope of magically inducing financial gain. Beninese artist Meschac Gaba's first solo gallery exhibition in New York, "Exchange Market," was animated with...

Daniel Baumann Appointed Director, Kunsthalle Zurich

Kunsthalle Zurich has hired Swiss curator Daniel Baumann as director. Baumann has been the curator of the Adolf Wölfli Foundation, located at the Museum of Fine Arts Bern, Switzerland, since 1996.

Klara Kristalova

Klara Kristalova's crackle-glazed stoneware figures reference both traditional porcelain Dresden dolls and their kitschier cousins, Hummels.

Fred Lonidier

The motto "an injury to one is an injury to all" has been used by the Industrial Workers of the World since the early 1900s. It also seems to underpin San Diego-based artist and union activist Fred Lonidier's seminal work The Health and Safety Game...

Reinhard Mucha

The last time Düsseldorf-based Reinhard Mucha had a solo exhibition in New York was in 1998, although he shows more often in Europe.

Deborah Grant Plays Matchmaker

The title of New York-based artist Deborah Grant's new exhibition at New York's Drawing Center, "Christ You Know It Ain't Easy!!," derives from "The Ballad of John and Yoko," a 1969 Beatles song about John Lennon and Yoko Ono, a couple of...

Larry Siegel’s Image gallery Gets Re-Imagined

"I was 24 years old, a kid, and I had no idea what I was doing," said photographer Larry Siegel, talking to A.i.A. about Image Gallery, which he opened in 1959 and which was the only New York gallery of its time devoted exclusively to exhibiting...

John Houck

For his second solo show in New York, "A History of Graph Paper," Los Angeles-based artist John Houck exhibited eight framed, medium-scale color images of artifacts from his youth, including shoeboxes, a stamp collection, crystal glasses and a...

Dotty Attie, Behind The Mask

Behind the elegant appearance of New Jersey-born painter Dotty Attie, there lurks something less genteel—as evidenced by the skull-and-crossbones earring that hangs from her right earlobe.

Luiz Roque

For this exhibition, titled "The Last Day," Brazilian artist Luiz Roque showed three films and two photographs that he created while at artists' residencies in Brazil and abroad. The show began with a grainy, enigmatic still, The Golden Tower (2012),...

Eavesdropping with Suzanne Lacy

Los Angeles artist Suzanne Lacy's performance this past Saturday, Oct. 19, Between the Door and the Street, was composed of many unscripted conversations, held by groups of three to seven, that were meant to be eavesdropped on.

Simon Fujiwara

For Simon Fujiwara's first solo exhibition in New York, "Studio Pietà (King Kong Komplex)," the British artist, who lives in Berlin, used his recollection of a photograph of his mother from childhood as the foil for a mixed-medium installation (first...

David Hartt

One of the first photographs encountered in David Hartt's multimedium exhibition "Stray Light" was a compelling close-up of a glass window etched with "JPC"—the Johnson Publishing Company's logo—in lustrous gold letters.

David Maljkovic’s Formal Investigations

Croatian artist David Maljkovic's conceptual inquiries drive straight past questions of media specificity and directly toward the means of display of artworks.

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