Art In America

“Looking Back: The Eleventh White Columns Annual”

“Worst year ever” was a verdict passed down by many as 2016 drew to a close. But Anne Doran, artist and senior editor at ARTNews, has salvaged highlights of last year’s New York exhibition calendar for this edition of the White Columns Annual. First...

Outsider Art Fair Announces 2015 List, Changes Dates Again

At press time 38 galleries from 23 international cities have signed on; the organizers expect a few more to join in the coming weeks, bringing the total closer to last year's 47. Booth prices range from $6,500 to $15,000, with smaller spaces also...

Anne Doran

Anne Doran's constellation-like arrangements of fragmented photos on honeycomb aluminum could be seen as time capsules of the moment before the Internet changed our daily lives. Yet her muscular work also comments perceptively on what those changes...

Michael Majerus

This sprawling exhibition of work by Michel Majerus, who was born in Luxembourg and lived in Berlin, was the first in the U.S. since his death, in a 2002 plane crash, at the age of 35. 

Genzken’s Anarchic Objects

Through surprising shifts in scale, Isa Genzken conflates buildings with bodies and consumer culture with war.

Lonnie Holley

Sculptor, painter, musician and educator Lonnie Holley was born in Alabama in 1950.

Vern Blosum

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

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.

Martial Raysse

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.

Jack Goldstein

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.

Rodney Graham

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.

Simon Denny

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.

Senga Nengudi

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.

NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star

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.

Letha Wilson

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.

Daniel Buren

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.

Thornton Dial

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.

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