Art In America

Mark Leckey

The recent midcareer survey of Mark Leckey's work at MoMA PS1 was, by turns, humorous and thought-provoking, wistful and disturbing.

James Coleman

James Coleman’s exhibition of several new digital videos, projections, and films from the 1970s offered a profound meditation on the act of seeing.

Werner Büttner

In his 2015 collage The Humorlessness of Historians Spawns Further Monsters . . . , German artist Werner Büttner frames a bust of Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings, within an inky black void; the god’s two faces look forward and backward...

László Moholy-Nagy

László Moholy-Nagy was a young Constructivist in Berlin when, in 1923, he accepted the architect Walter Gropius’s invitation to teach at the Bauhaus in Weimar. Moholy-Nagy’s democratic embrace of new technologies and mediums had a colossal influence...

Martin Creed

Martin Creed wants you to fuck off. He says as much in Work No. 1358: Fuck Off (2012), in which an illuminated screen goes dark the moment the piece begins and a minute-long, post-punk-style audio track performed by Creed and his band plays. The only...

Anri Sala

The term “immersive” is often abused—a fancy-sounding cliché to describe an exhibition that is merely expansive, cluttered, or, as the critic Ben Davis noted, “full of big things.” Not so with regard to the New Museum’s recent survey of works by the...

New Museum Triennial

“Surround Audience” focuses heavily on work that reflects a climate in which hyper-connectivity and new technologies have redefined the roles and practices of artists, leading to what many have cursorily labeled “post-Internet”...

Lucy Skaer

“None of the ways that I represent things are straightforward,” Lucy Skaer has said of her work. Indeed, Skaer’s two concurrent New York exhibitions contained prints, sculptures and installations—often rich with earthy, hand-wrought materials—that...

Devin Troy Strother

Are African-American fine artists today free from pressures to perform in specifically (but “acceptably”) “black” ways, as determined by a mostly white audience? According to the critique implicit in Devin Troy Strother’s impressive exhibition of new...

Martin Puryear

If Martin Puryear's distinct style of minimalist sculpture has earned him widespread recognition these last several decades, it is partly because his work is so deeply satisfying. 

Enrico David

Enrico David's recent exhibition comprised mostly figurative, small-scale sculptures. 

Huguette Caland

Portraying the nude body and female sexuality has long proved problematic for Middle Eastern artists, particularly women. But Lebanese artist Huguette Caland’s confidence in rendering these subjects speaks to a not-distant past when such explorations...

Agnieszka Kurant

Agnieszka Kurant examines myriad forms of collective engagement—from the online crowdsourcing so ubiquitous today to more unconscious, fundamental processes, like Darwinian evolution.

Rebecca Horn

Rebecca Horn's recent exhibition of sculptures and large-scale works on paper, "The Vertebrae Oracle," possessed a poetry rare among the benumbingly cool intellectual calisthenics of so much neo-abstract art today.

Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby's exhibition at Hauser and Wirth's cavernous downtown gallery was a stunning display of sculpture and painting that challenged viewers with aggressive scale, colors and textures. 

Sam Moyer

Sam Moyer's impressive third solo exhibition at Rachel Uffner advanced the artist's history of creating works that activate a familiar, painterly space on the gallery wall but have much in common with sculpture.

Germaine Richier

Dominique Lévy and Galerie Perrotin's joint presentation of more than 40 works by the French sculptor Germaine Richier (1902-1959) helped bridge an important art historical gap between the desiccated, vanishing forms of Alberto Giacometti and the...

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