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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...

From the A.i.A. Archives: Representing Race

In our September 2011 issue, art historian Sue Taylor tackled the subject of Malvina Hoffman's infamous Field Museum bronzes in a book review of Marianne Kinkel's Races of Mankind: The Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman.

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. 

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.

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: Richard Maxwell's new play at the Kitchen; a lecture with photographer Carrie Mae Weems at NYU Steinhardt; BAMcinématek's "New Voices in Black Cinema" series; a...

Christopher Williams

Every element of this Christopher Williams retrospective—from the lucid photographs he has made over the past 35 years to the exhibition architecture to the catalogue to the press release—can be considered part of his artistic output. 

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.

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