For director Arthur Jafa, the essence of black cinema––and black being––lies in a nonlinear, quasi-musical processing of cultural memory and time.
Damien Hirst’s exhibition “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” is like a vast art theme park, a journey into a fantasy world in which myriad mythologies and cultures collide.
Three exhibitions marking the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s “95 Theses” celebrate the bold, sometimes ruthless monk who helped launch both the Protestant Reformation and a new stripped-down style of art.
Sited on Staten Island, Governors Island, and the Brooklyn waterfront, three enormous new parks—reflecting the distinct versions of three top international landscape design firms—provide New York with a host of additional "green" amenities.
Vocalist and performance artist Meredith Monk, an icon of New York's experimental downtown scene, discusses the beliefs and techniques that have kept her a galvanizing figure for five decades.
"From Minimalism into Algorithm," an ambitious program at the Kitchen unfolding over the 2015-16 season, considers the roles of seriality, speculation and networked communication in art from the 1960s to the present. A slate of performances and...
A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a conversation about new media presented by Christiane Paul, Jon Ippolito and Joanne McNeil; a screening and artist talk by Sondra Perry at EAI; an interactive...
Touring the Biennale, a fictional critic muses on the contradictions between the show's socially conscious theme and its wealth-and-fame realities.
Video and performance pioneer Joan Jonas, this year's U.S. representative at the Venice Biennale, is joined by her four-time collaborator, jazz phenom Jason Moran, to discuss the growth of their free-associative, call-and-respons process.
Last week in Chicago, United States Artists (USA), an organization that has distributed close to $20 million to over 400 people in nine disciplines since 2006, held its first annual Artists Assembly.
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.
Thailand's Jakkai Siributr endows his stitched, embroidered and sequined works with a deeply serious sociopolitical import.
Brian Gayman, 65, died July 1 in Melville, N.Y., after complications following a heart attack. Gayman had been exhibiting sculpture and photography in New York City and elsewhere since the early 1970s.
A painting by the London-based artist initiates a series of articles, each devoted to the author's personal encounter with a single work of art.
Nora Schultz works in a loose, intuitive way. One set of ideas flows into another, past projects blur into new ones, scavenged objects are decontextualized then recontextualized, and words both intervene and provide meaning.
Bars have been as essential to the New York art world as its galleries and museums. Eleven artists reflect on the downtown institutions where creative inspiration could flow as freely as the drinks.
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...
The latest triennial at New York's International Center of Photography, "A Different Kind of Order" (through Sept. 22), showcases 28 international artists who exemplify a particular vein of art-making now: they make socially invested work that...