Art In America

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...

McCarthy Spring

It's the season of Paul McCarthy in New York. This spring and summer McCarthy's unsettling work—much of it a perverse reworking of children's fairy tales—will be the subject of six installations at five different locations around the city, not...

Meaty Abstraction at the Hole

Named for the age-old mealtime question aboard transatlantic flights, the exhibition was curated by Jesper Elg, co-founder and director of V1 Gallery, in Copenhagen, which has exhibited forceful work by several of the artists in the show, including...

Amidst Cuts, Indianapolis Museum Partners with Alexander Hotel

The Alexander in downtown Indianapolis, which opened late January, isn't the first hotel to sell itself on the strength of its art: The Gramercy Park Hotel, in New York, 21(c), in Louisville, and the James, in Chicago, come to mind. But the...

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