Art In America

The Aesthetic of W.E.B. Du Bois

Newly commissioned works by 10 international artists pay tribute to the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois, intellectual and Civil Rights activist. Including Brendan Fernandes, Julie Mehretu and Carrie Mae Weems, the exhibition "Du Bois in our Time" is at...

The Photographic Problem: An Interview with Elad Lassry

"The questions for me are about this very mysterious unit that is the picture—it brings on a set of assumptions and built-in ways of looking that I am in constant battle with," says artist Elad Lassry of his deceptively simple and highly conceptual...

Interacting with Color: Josef Albers comes to the iPad

A new iPad app version of Josef Albers's Interaction of Color (1963) is a clever spin on the e-book form, augmenting the classic work with an interactive component. A considerable part of Albers's legacy is his contribution to our understanding of the...

Teenage Dream: Jennifer Blessing on Francesca Woodman

"It's a matter of convenience, I'm always available." This was photographer Francesca Woodman's response when asked why she almost always used herself as her subject. The mysterious Woodman first came to public consciousness five years after her 1981...

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