Art In America

Kindling

Louise Lawler's current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York focuses on her long-standing practice of photographically re-presenting the work of other artists, often in domestic settings or unexpected combinations––an approach many...

The Institution as User: Museums on Social Media

On Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, the museum becomes one of many users, just like the individuals who visit it. Taking advantage of the communication opportunities offered by social media requires accepting a diminishment in status-but this, too,...

Experience Economies: The Work of João Enxuto and Erica Love

Institutional critique has a complex legacy in contemporary art—long canonized, the self-reflexive and participatory strategies of artists like Hans Haacke and Andrea Fraser have been thoroughly assimilated into the operations of many present-day...

Personal Voice

A number of museums—the MCA Chicago, the CCA Wattis Institute, the Aspen Art Museum, and others—have opted for flexible, frequently changing website designs that reflect the vital nature of the art they present. 

John Miller

John Miller (b. 1954) is a quintessential 1990s artist. The ’90s aesthetic might be described as cerebralism disguised as effortlessness—pastiche-riddled fashion, indie culture occupying a space between the mainstream and the avant-garde, hybridity...

Post-Consumer Report: A Conversation with Rodney McMillian

Rodney McMillian’s work is a journey, and viewers willing to travel can make seeing it a journey, too. Three exhibitions on view at East Coast institutions comprise a tripartite midcareer retrospective for the Los Angeles-based artist. The Studio...

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a live video and sound performance by Ursula Scherrer, MV Carbon and Shelley Hirsch; a program of short films by artist and writer Andrea Fraser; a talk by French...

Andrea Fraser

Sabine Breitwieser, Museum der Moderne Salzburg’s director, and L.A.-based Andrea Fraser (b. 1965) impressively executed the artist’s packed solo show of some 100 items spanning the past 30 years. It featured photographs, collages, charts and...

The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events in L.A. this week: a panel discussion on art beyond its institutional framework at Various Small Fires, The Pit's one-year anniversary and launch of CARLA's second issue, East of Borneo's...

Armory Show 2015 Exhibitor List Revealed

This year, the fair has attracted some respected exhibitors to sign on for the first time, including New York's Andrew Kreps and Metro Pictures and Los Angeles's Regen Projects, and hooked in up-and-coming dealers like New York's Rachel Uffner.

“Take It or Leave It”

Large-scale historical shows, when done in a certain way, can be intellectual steamrollers. 

Michael Asher

Asher’s always meticulous interventions encouraged spectators to reconsider the ways they thought about art, including how and why they valued it and what they valued it for.

The Whitney Biennial List Is Out

The New York Observer has leaked the list of artists selected by curators Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders for the 2012 Whitney Biennial. The list mixes emerging and emerged talent and features relatively few on-trend artists (Kai Althoff, Moyra...

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