Art In America

“Picture Industry”

Some of the best moments of "Picture Industry" are those that show in detail the stages by which visual information enters the world. 

Peter Hujar

“Much of the New York that mattered to Hujar,” read one of this exhibition’s wall texts, “was to be found only after sundown.”

A Human Touch: Ann Hamilton’s Portraits at UT Austin

Ann Hamilton's latest work, ONEEVERYONE, a series of sixty-five photographic portraits on porcelain-enamel panels, did not begin with a sketch or even an idea. It began with a vote. "My inspiration," Hamilton said in a recent public discussion in...

Critical Eye: Personal Boundaries

The traveling exhibition “Art AIDS America,” opening this summer at the Bronx Museum, finds renewed relevance in the culture wars of the 1980s and ’90s, especially the dual political-aesthetic strategies of the era’s most socially committed...

Greer Lankton

“Love Me,” the first New York survey of work by the late artist Greer Lankton, was a tour de force of resolve organized in collaboration with Lankton’s former husband, Paul Monroe. Two years in the making, it represented a vital contribution to the...

Greer Lankton

A central figure of the 1980s East Village scene gets a well-deserved posthumous retrospective. A transgender woman, Greer Lankton appears as a fresh-faced, smiling beauty queen in photographs by friends like Peter Hujar and Nan Goldin. Her works...

The Big Picture Comes into Focus at Paris Photo L.A.

By the time the golf-cart taxi has skittered through the back alleys or down "12th Street" on the New York backlot at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, delivering you to Paris Photo L.A. (Apr. 25-27), you're already pumped for this annual photo fair...

Sara VanDerBeek

Previous projects have taken Sara VanDerBeek to American cities such as Detroit and New Orleans. For the photographs in her first one-person exhibition at Metro Pictures (all works 2013), the Baltimore native was granted extended access to several...

Jimmy DeSana

Jimmy DeSana, who died at 40 of AIDs, was one of a generation of artist-photographers—among them Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin and DeSana's close friend Laurie Simmons—who came of age in the 1970s in New York, Buffalo and Boston.

Joan Fontcuberta Wins Hasselblad Award

An exhibition, "Joan Fontcuberta—2013 Hasselblad Award Winner," curated by Dragana Vujanovic and Louise Wolthers, will open at the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Oct. 25, 2013. Coinciding with the show's debut, the Foundation will hold...

New Museum Looks Back at 1993

"NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star," with its 161 works--each of which was made or exhibited in New York during the title year--succeeds in identifying 1993 as a pivotal moment, when phenomena like the AIDS crisis, the Internet, a...

Paris Photo in Focus

My view of the 120-plus booths exhibiting their wares below gave me the impression of an orderly, manageable event. But that was an illusion. As soon as I descended into the endless allées of galleries, the grid dissolved into a maze.

AIPAD Names President, Four Board Members

Edelman, a member of AIPAD for more than 20 years, is director of Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago. The gallery opened in 1987, and has featured exhibitions by photographers such as Nan Goldin, Sebastião Salgado, Annie Leibovitz and Matthew...

Warhol Museum's Patrick Moore Promoted to Deputy Director

A year and a half after joining Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum as director of development, Patrick Moore has been promoted to the position of deputy director. Before his tenure at the Warhol, Moore worked in development at the Persad Center, an...

Nan Goldin

Since the 1970s, Nan Goldin has photographed people, representing the underrepresented and highlighting themes of sexuality, gender, desire and difference. Turning her camera on friends and family, generally making do with ambient light and often...

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