Art In America

Seeds of Resistance: Complex Movements in Detroit

As powers that be move to reorganize Detroit, what becomes of the communities who have held it together through a time of abandonment? What becomes of the individuals who cannot conform to the new order? What place, what tools, what vestige of old...

The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in Los Angeles: a lecture on the history of inflatables by Cocky Eek, delivered inside her own inflatable SPHÆRÆ pavilion; tarot readings by Viviana Druga at Actual Size; a short...

The NeoLucida: Artists Revive an Old Master Tool

When artists Pablo Garcia and Golan Levin launched their latest Kickstarter project on May 7, aiming to raise money to produce an updated camera lucida, the $30 NeoLucida, their big hope was to attract 500 backers before June. By midmorning on the...

Artist-run Glasgow

Glasgow is famous for artist-run spaces and grassroots initiatives that have been launching and sustaining careers for at least three decades.

Jesper Just

Soon after the announcement that he would represent Denmark in the 2013 Venice Biennale, Jesper Just mounted three video installations at his new gallery in New York.

Cinematic Crises: Q+A with Jesper Just

For "This Nameless Spectacle," Jesper Just's current exhibition at James Cohan in Chelsea (his first with the gallery), the Danish artist has mounted installations of three recent videos. Visually seductive, slow-paced and enigmatic, the short...

Made in L.A.

“Made in L.A.,” the ambitious biennial co-organized by the Hammer Museum and LAXART, provided undeniable proof (should any be required post-PST) that the city has arrived as an international art center.

Artnet Magazine Remembered at Haunch of Venison

Amidst heavy rains at the end of a muggy day in New York, dozens of art scribes gathered at Chelsea's Haunch of Venison gallery to honor Artnet.com's magazine. The German company, which provides a popular art market database, abruptly discontinued...

dOCUMENTA (13): Books, Afghanistan and Both

One of the excellent things about dOCUMENTA (13) is how the curator, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, laces the exhibition with multiple themes and enthusiasms, which makes for eventful and compelling viewing. She is like a conductor before a symphony...

The Documenta List Is Leaked, Includes Dali

A partial list of artists being featured in dOCUMENTA (13) has been released. dOCUMENTA (13) opens to the public June 9 in Kassel, Germany, and will include over 150 artists representing 55 countries.

Hammer Biennial Artists and Mohn Prize Announced

The roster of emerging and under-recognized L.A. artists for the inaugural Hammer/LAX Art biennial has been released, along with an announcement of a $100,000 prize to be awarded to one participant. Liz Glynn, Analia Saban and Henry Taylor are...

Return to Anarchy: Christopher D'Arcangelo

"When I state that I am an anarchist, I must also state that I am not an anarchist, to be in keeping with the (. . . ) idea of anarchism. Long live anarchism." While such words could resound on a placard at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, where...

What was Beauty?

L.A.'s Chinatown has become a hotbed for alternative art.

One for the CV: Mario Garcia Torres in New York

The Kunsthalle Bern is looking for a new director, and young Mexican artist Mario Garcia Torres is interested in the position, according to the subtitles in Cover Letter (2011), one of two 35mm slideshow projections by the artist on view through May 8...

Fact Sheet: Jay DeFeo

Jay DeFeo (1929–1989) is best known for the her obsessively reworked, giant abstract painting, The Rose, which she completed between the years of 1958 and 1966 until it had to be removed from her home with a crane. It's a striking, sublime amount of...

In Conversation: Danica Dakic Takes Off Masks

When Danica Dakic (abandoned her architectural studies in Bosnia to focus on art, it wasn't the last time she would engage in producing spatial experiences. A former student of Nam June Paik, Dakic's complex film, media, and material installations...

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