Art In America

Tony Feher

Tony Feher died earlier this year, so “It Didn’t Turn Out the Way I Expected” is not only a debut of a new body of work but also a memorial. It feels restrained in comparison to his retrospective exhibition, which first opened in Des Moines in 2012...

São Paulo Bienal

Curated by Jochen Volz with Gabi Ngcobo, Júlia Rebouças, Lars Bang Larsen, and Sofia Olascoaga, the thirty-second edition of the São Paulo Bienal is called “Incerteza Viva.” The English translation of the title is “Live Uncertainty,” which evokes an...

Prabhavathi Meppayil

Prabhavathi Meppayil’s work inevitably draws comparison to that of Nasreen Mohamedi. Born in 1965, the Bangalore-based artist practices a subtle, delicate form of geometric abstraction, as her late countrywoman did. But if Mohamedi made marks with an...

Liu Wei

Liu Wei’s architectural installations at Lehmann Maupin’s two Manhattan locations offer warped experiences of physical presence. In Chelsea, he has hung a series of oil paintings in various shades of gray, from matte silver to the color of dark, wet...

Terminal Velocity

Josh Kline’s dystopian installations, rife with mannequins and 3D-printed body parts, predict a future of ever greater social and economic precarity.

Tomoo Gokita

Tomoo Gokita paints with white on black, but his images don’t just look like renderings of mid-twentieth century photographic portraits. They seem rather to emerge from some dark void. In each painting, the face of at least one of the sitters is...

Sam McKinniss

Sam McKinniss’s fun and fey array of subjects—friends, celebrities, film stills, animals, and floral arrangements—has a lot in common with those of other image-collecting painters like Elizabeth Peyton and Karen Kilimnik. But McKinniss paints with a...

“Something Possible Everywhere”

In 1983, David Wojnarowicz, Mike Bidlo, and other artists started making work in Pier 34, one of the abandoned shipping facilities on New York’s West Side. Andreas Sterzing, a German photojournalist, extensively documented their activities, for a 1984...

The Digitized Museum

Introducing A.i.A.’s special issue on museums and digital technology, its organizers reflect on how new electronic devices, new institutional policies and programs, and a new emphasis on access, interactivity, and feedback are altering...

Richard Hawkins

Richard Hawkins's painted ceramic tiles look like fragmented ornaments rescued from the temple of a cult that held abjection and profanity sacred. Some are narrative scenes in pastel tones on white; Vomiting Shaman and Heroin Priest (all works 2016)...

Sergei Tcherepnin

Sound installations often have spare physical environments—bare rooms with speakers, maybe a few electronic lights—to focus the listener’s attention on the qualities of their drones and tones. But Sergei Tcherepnin includes sculptures and found...

Heather Guertin

In Heather Guertin’s big paintings, circles swell and overlap, their soft borders visible in translucent, woolly blends. An Appearance, Blue (all works 2016) has the look and coloring of a beach ball. Vision, Indent looks jaunty with bright shades of...

Jason Rohrer

As a game designer, Jason Rohrer often starts a new project by thinking about computer-game conventions and ways he can go beyond them. Play models social behavior, so his formal experiments tend to open up profound questions about how people...

“Fritto Misto”

Frying has a homogenizing effect: it makes both plants and animals soft and oily, and both take on the flavor and crunch and sandy look of the crispy batter that coats them. The summer group show can homogenize, too, by saturating artworks with a...

Bruce Conner

“Bruce Conner: It’s All True” is a generous tour of through the work of one of the most fascinating figures of postwar American art. Working at the fringes of the institutional art world, Conner was constantly in pursuit of new modes of expressing the...

“Blackness in Abstraction”

Last year, researchers at Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery examined Malevich’s Black Square (1915) with an X-ray. Beneath the surface layers of paint they found some Cubist compositions, as well as a faint inscription in the artist’s hand: “Negroes battling...

Raul de Nieves

Raul de Nieves’s “El Rio” is a raucous sanctuary gathering new works and old ones dating back to 2007—drawings and paintings, two- and three-dimensional assemblages, beaded ceremonial robes, and rock gardens where colorful, artificial geodes...

Bunny Rogers

Bunny Rogers creates quirky, sentimental environments where the openings in the backs of plastic chairs look like weepy eyes, and a wine-damp mop becomes a prostrate mourner. She doesn’t anthropomorphize objects so much as remind us that feeling is...

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