Art In America

São Paulo Bienal Reveals Artists and Projects

Titled "How to (...) things that don't exist," the biennial will, the organizers say, take on a research-based approach with open meetings on art and society rather than settling on a specific theme.

Thomas Kovachevich

The paradoxical multi-medium work of Thomas Kovachevich is incredibly permissive in the company of viewers.

Robert Heinecken

Robert Heinecken (1931-2006) was an artist who put the medium of photography through the wringer. 

Van Gogh’s Contemporaneity

An exhibition that highlights the Dutch artist's penchant for repeating images prompts new thoughts on his relevance in the 21st century.

Hauser & Wirth Expands to Rural Somerset, England

The unconventionally sited gallery—principals Manuela and Iwan Wirth have had a home in the area for some years—will combine the typical exhibiting and selling functions of a commercial gallery with a restaurant and extensive public...

Depicting Dislocation

Over the course of four decades, John Divola has photographed haunting traces of residential displacement and social anomie in the Los Angeles region.

When Is Art?

"Where and when is the time in the history of art?" So begins Keith Moxey's long-awaited theoretical treatise, Visual Time: The Image in History.

Getting Over, Chinese-style: An Interview with Arthur Ou

Featuring works by 10 artists such as Ming Wong, Chen Chieh-jen, Cao Fei, Lee Kit and Michael Lin, the exhibition "Cross-Strait Relations" takes on the charged issue of mainland China's relationship with Taiwan.

Inside the Art Bars

Bars have been as essential to the New York art world as its galleries and museums. Eleven artists reflect on the downtown institutions where creative inspiration could flow as freely as the drinks.  

Arthur Danto, 1924-2013

Philosopher and art critic Arthur C. Danto, who famously declared the end of art history, died from heart failure on Oct. 25 at the age of 89. A professor emeritus at New York's Columbia University and the former art critic of the Nation...

David Hartt

One of the first photographs encountered in David Hartt's multimedium exhibition "Stray Light" was a compelling close-up of a glass window etched with "JPC"—the Johnson Publishing Company's logo—in lustrous gold letters.

Arthur Ou

Visitors to Arthur Ou's second New York solo exhibition may have been surprised to encounter a room lined with paintings.

Peabody Essex Museum Hires Asian Art Curator Daisy Yiyou Wang

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Mass., has hired Daisy Yiyou Wang as its new curator of Chinese and East Asian Art. She takes up her new post Sept. 9. She replaces Nancy Berliner, who departed in August 2012 to become curator of Chinese...

The Artness of Art: Arthur Danto’s “What Art Is”

Don't call Arthur Danto an aesthetician, even if that word is preceded by the specification "America's foremost." As Danto explains in his latest book, What Art Is (Yale University Press), his explorations are best classified not as studies in...

Peng Feng: Professional Professor, Amateur Curator

In the early 2000s, the Peking University professor Peng Feng began to transform his accomplished academic career by entering into what is, by Western standards, an exceptionally intense engagement with contemporary art. Today, having curated over 200...

The Museum Is a School: Colby Museum of Art

As Colby College, in Waterville, Me., turns 200 this year, the ColbyMuseum of Art also celebrates becoming the largest museum in the stateand unveils a major gift of American art.

Truck Baby

David Wojnarowicz's classic late-'70s self-portraits wearing an Arthur Rimbaud mask, shot in various grimy New York City locations, have a heightened sense of immediacy when accompanied by Samara Golden's wood sculptures of cameras on tripods, gripped...

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