Through surprising shifts in scale, Isa Genzken conflates buildings with bodies and consumer culture with war.
Sculptor, painter, musician and educator Lonnie Holley was born in Alabama in 1950.
Of all the alter egos invented by artists in the past 100 years or so, from R. Mutt to John Dogg, none, perhaps, is more mysterious or obscure than the fictional painter Vern Blosum. Blosum was the brainchild of a young abstractionist, newly graduated...
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.
Spanning the years 1960 to 1974, the first decade and a half of Martial Raysse's career, this small survey exhibition presented a selection of the artist's signature assemblage/paintings along with sculptures and rarely seen experimental films.
Born in Montreal in 1946, Jack Goldstein studied at CalArts before moving to New York in 1974. Here he became part of what would be known as the Pictures Generation.
An emphasis on character over storyline is one of the differences between the work of Rodney Graham and his fellow artists of the so-called Vancouver School, post-conceptualists who are known for staged photographs with high production values.
Although still relatively young, New Zealand-born, Berlin-based Simon Denny has already attracted considerable attention for his work, which is largely concerned with information technologies and the flow of data in the digital age.
Born Sue Irons in Chicago in 1943, Senga Nengudi studied art and dance in Los Angeles in the 1960s, with a year between undergraduate and graduate school spent at Waseda University in Tokyo. She began her career among a group of avant-garde black...
In 1978, Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943-1992) gathered 92 of his pictures, taken over the prior eight years, into the self-published book Kodachrome.
In 1993, Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd president of the United States, the World Wide Web was less than two years old and the U.S. economy, including the art market, was still suffering the effects of the stock market crash of 1987.
One of a number of contemporary artists who are blurring the lines between photography and other mediums, Letha Wilson makes artworks that are as much sculptures as photographs.
An early practitioner of what would come to be known as institutional critique, French conceptual artist Daniel Buren, now 75, has an unassailable place in art history.
Born in rural Alabama in 1928, Thornton Dial worked as a machinist at the Pullman boxcar factory in Bessemer, Ala., for 30 years before he turned to making art full time in the 1980s.
The play between sense and nonsense was the leitmotif of this show of recent works by Turkish-born filmmaker and artist Kutluń? Ataman. The exhibition comprised a selection of pieces from Ataman’s series “Mesopotamian Dramaturgies” (begun in 2009),...
Over the past 30-plus years, Charles Ray has produced successive bodies of sculpture that superficially appear quite different from one another.
Filmmaker, composer and musician Tony Conrad, now in his 70s, has impeccable avant-garde credentials. In the 1960s he was a collaborator with John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, Angus MacLise and others in the Theater of Eternal Music...
Austrian-born artist Kiki Kogelnik (1935-1997) was one of a number of women working in the Pop vernacular during the 1960s—others include Dorothy Iannone and Rosalyn Drexler—in whom interest has lately been renewed. None appear more contemporary in...