Art In America

MoCA Leaves North Miami, Becomes Institute of Contemporary Art

In a statement released today, Irma Braman and Ray Ellen Yarkin, co-chairs of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami board, announced that MoCA staff is leaving their city-owned home of almost twenty years and will reopen as the Institute of...

Gartenfeld to MOCA North Miami as Curator

Gartenfeld is currently senior editor of A.i.A. and Interview magazine online. He will assume his new post in May, reporting to Bonnie Clearwater, who, in addition to being the museum's director, also serves as chief curator.

Medieval Cinema: Q+A With Banks Violette

In his current exhibition [on view through Aug. 21] at the Museo Civico Diocesano di S. Maria dei Servi, a 14th-century deconsecrated church in Umbria, Banks Violette forgoes an easy comparison of his frequently Gothic references with the sacred...

The Zabludowicz Clan Takes Times Square

In the summer of 1980, the Bronx-based collective CoLab and some 50 artists—including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jenny Holzer, Kiki Smith and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch—infiltrated a derelict massage parlor at 41st Street and 7th Avenue and put up the...

Jonathan Meese

A multifaceted artist renowned for his anarchic performances, Jonathan Meese mounts a well-mannered sculpture survey as his first U.S. museum exhibition.

Q&A: Warhol's Mother, Condo's Muse?

Fittingly for the iconoclastic George Condo, the artist says the subject that brought about his first mature painting was the Madonna. That 1982 work is the lynchpin of a retrospective, "George Condo: Mental States," which opens at the New Museum...

Simon Fujiwara

With multimedium installations and performances, Fujiwara pushes empirical methods to absurd ends, exposing how theory and history are constructed.

Tommy White

In his fourth exhibition at Harris Lieberman, Brooklyn-based artist Tommy White, who works primarily as a painter, displayed a dozen sculptures (all untitled, 2010) on a wide benchlike platform in the main room. Lumpy amalgams of plaster, wood,...

Cameron Jamie

Cameron Jamie’s first New York solo exhibition looked back to medieval Austria, centering on 11 ornately gro­tesque wooden masks reminiscent of those worn, to this day, by villag­ers channeling Krampus (a kind of anti-Santa Claus) and his band of...

Nick Relph

This was Nick Relph’s first solo show (after a decade collaborating with fellow British artist Oliver Payne), and he front-loaded it with his own six-page press release on the economic history of dyes. The exhibition, which encompassed works on...

The Artist's Presents

The artist is absent in the work of Barbara Bloom, but emerges periodically facilitated by potential for exchange offered by the art object. In her exhibition of sculpture currently at Tracy Williams, Bloom shows gifts in various manifestations: prior...

Swiss Slapstick

Last week saw two premieres in one night, as celebrated Swiss performance twosome Zimmerman & de Perrot debuted in New York with the ebullient "Gaff Aff" at the newly opened Jerome Robbins dance theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. "Gaff Aff"...

The Painted Word

John Giorno's poetry proposes that anywhere you go, you can have an intense physical engagement with words. Since the 1950s, he's framed language with controlled, climactic line breaks and repetition, and an own affirmative speaking voice that, once...

In the Presence of Haunting

That the frozen of the image is always in part a memento mori for its subject is an endlessly complex trope of the last century, because of the parts of the object that remain alive. How various modes of documentation—video of film in conversation...

What Doesn't Work, Saves

This season Bravo introduces a reality television series, Work of Art, billed as a contest to find the "next great artist." The show collects 14 trained and untrained participants, all of whom responded to a call for submissions by submitting zany...

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