Art In America

Normal Design

"Items: Is Fashion Modern?," now at MoMA, offers a new, broader sense of good design, from couture to the discount rack. 

Film: Worry the Image

For director Arthur Jafa, the essence of black cinema––and black being––lies in a nonlinear, quasi-musical processing of cultural memory and time.

Jacqueline de Jong

Jacqueline de Jong is perhaps best known for her affiliation with the leftist Situationist International, for which she edited the Situationist Times between 1962 and ’67, giving particular attention to the wildly spontaneous work of...

Liz Magor

Stark fluorescent lights and vast white walls magnify the uncanniness of the domestic motifs that populate the sparse landscape of "you you you," a retrospective of work by Canadian artist Liz Magor at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst. 

Ways of Listening: Arthur Russell at BAM

While Arthur Russell managed to release only several proper albums before his death from AIDS-related complications in 1992 at age forty, an ongoing effort to collect and release material from his genre-spanning oeuvre has created a sense of sustained...

Pam Glick

Bouncy and muscular, Pam Glick’s recent large-scale paintings are inspired by the grandeur of Niagara Falls. In many of the works, spray-painted stripes evoke the schematic form of the cataracts, and loosely brushed Rust-Oleum overpainted with thin...

Up Close: Narrative Painting

The representational paintings and drawings of New Orleans artist Willie Birch echo traditional African fractal patterns, reinforcing his solidarity with local “bottom up” social organizations.

Summer in the Artful Hamptons

Summer is short and busy in the artful Hamptons. Now more than ever, there are high-quality galleries, sophisticated museum shows, performances, temporary exhibition spaces, pop-up events, and charity benefits—all to entice visitors away from beach...

Company News

Today our parent company announced a shift in ownership. Brant Publications has assumed full control of the assets of Artnews S.A., including the magazine titles Art in America, Modern, Antiques, and ARTnews.

Hedonists and Humanists: Mapplethorpe in Los Angeles

It seems difficult to reevaluate Robert Mapplethorpe’s career today, partly because the furor over the cancellation of his first retrospective at the Corcoran Gallery in 1989 inspired such thoughtful assessments of his work then. No one will ever sum...

The Indiscreet Charm of Fischli and Weiss

“How to Work Better” at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, surveys three decades of collaboration by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, whose sculptures, photos and videos deftly combine absurdity and high seriousness, cleverness and...

Best of New York, 2015

Stuart Comer is chief curator of media and performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He recently spoke with A.i.A. about 10 of New York's most noteworthy spaces, exhibitions and projects in 2015.

Jack Pierson

A basic appreciation of abstract painting might begin with allowing oneself to be seduced by the formal elements of composition—color, shape, line and texture. To be actually moved by such work, emotionally pulled in, one has to be accepting of—if not...

In the Studio: Lisa Yuskavage

Praised and reviled for the gender politics implicit in her work, Lisa Yuskavage ignores controversy to speark of her intense commitment to the formal practice and enlightening history of painting. 

Blood and Refuse

From his poignant response to the Watts Uprising to his contemplative work in Joshua Tree, "junk art" virtuoso Noah Purifoy was a guiding figure for generations of African-American artists. 

Arthur Ou

Arthur Ou's thoughtful exhibition features a series of black-and-white photographs of photographers thinking. The artist documented friends and colleagues reading Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. The title of each work names the...

Cruising the Waterfront

Painter and art historian Jonathan Weinberg remembers the crumbling Hudson River piers of the 1970s and '80s, a zone of gay cruising and maverick art projects, predating today's gentrification and new Whitney.

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