Art In America

Kindling

Louise Lawler's current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York focuses on her long-standing practice of photographically re-presenting the work of other artists, often in domestic settings or unexpected combinations––an approach many...

Poems Without Words

With a 1975 series of stacked-line compositions, the painter David Reed began to garner recognition from critics and peers alike. Now those legendary works from his first solo exhibition are on view again, raising intriguing questions about cultural...

Rebecca Morris

In their visual convolutions, the compelling canvases in Rebecca Morris’s exhibition “Rose Cut” allude to the title, which she adopted from the rose-like, multifaceted style of diamond that appears in her engagement ring. The show smacked of a campy...

Barbara Rossi

Nine fastidious and exuberant early 1970s paintings on plexiglass by Chicago-based artist Barbara Rossi provide a tantalizing taste of her little-known oeuvre. Her unique palette (fleshy peach, lavender, baby blue and celadon) and rampant figural...

The Breuer Effect

In 1966, A.i.A. devoted four articles in its September-October issue to the then-new Whitney Museum designed by Marcel Breuer. Architectural historian Timothy M. Rohan discusses the views of our writers, who characterized the massive building as a...

“A Machinery For Living”

Le Corbusier famously described a house as a machine for living in. This group show, curated by artist/writer Walead Beshty, riffs on that notion with works by artists ranging from Francis Picabia to Christopher Williams, from Craig Kauffman to Jay...

The Big Picture Comes into Focus at Paris Photo L.A.

By the time the golf-cart taxi has skittered through the back alleys or down "12th Street" on the New York backlot at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, delivering you to Paris Photo L.A. (Apr. 25-27), you're already pumped for this annual photo fair...

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

A Year in Notes: Q+A with Richard Birkett

The Annual's seventh edition, up through late February, is the effort of Richard Birkett, a transplant to New York from London and the curator at Artists Space. As in previous iterations, the installation is dense and deliberately open-ended....

Sensibility of the Times Revisited

In these pages 45 years ago, Irving Sandler and Barbara Rose polled artists on the temperament of the 1960s. A duplicate questionnaire today elicits very different responses.

Art Basel Miami Beach Announces Lineup

The fair takes place Dec. 6-9 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and is divided into the Art Galleries section (comprising 201 exhibitors, modern and contemporary), Art Nova (comprising 40 younger galleries showing artworks dating from the last...

Thomas Beard

Co-Founder and Director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic arts in Brooklyn, Thomas Beard recently curated "The Unfinished Film," on view at Barbara Gladstone Gallery [through July 29]. The exhibition showcases films that appear as...

Street Lore: Q+A With Jeffrey Deitch

Jeffrey Deitch's involvement with graffiti and street art has spanned 30 years-from a review of the "Times Square Show" that appeared in the pages of Art in America in 1980 to the 2010 closing of his gallery, Deitch Projects, with an exhibition of...

How Up-to-Date is TEFAF Modern?

Rembrandt's Portrait of a Man With Arms Akimbo (1685), tagged $47 million at Otto Naumann (New York) and undoubtedly aimed in the direction Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, due to open an entire wing dedicated to the Dutch painter, demonstrates some of the...

Ayse Erkmen

The departure point for Ayçe Erkmen’s art is usually its location. This strategy is about as objective and self-effacing as it gets: she begins with what’s provided by the occasion, the time and place offered to her. Despite this emphasis on...

Be My Mirror

Still reluctant to call himself an artist, Dan Graham ran a gallery and wrote criticism before he made his first, now legendary, Conceptual works; widely popular mirror-glass pavilions followed. A traveling exhibition surveys his career. 

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