Art In America

Juliana Huxtable

Juliana Huxtable’s work often feels like she’s taking her audience along as she retraces the steps of her own intellectual wanderings.

Out of the Woods: In Conversation with Aaron Spangler

On June 10, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reopens to the public after two years of renovation and structural reinforcement. The Sculpture Garden is both a recreational area for visitors and a space for artists to take on new challenges. Aaron...

Overview: The National Exhibition

Both the Whitney Biennial and the Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art opened in March. The Biennial is old: the current iteration is its seventy-second. The Triennial, which closed in May, was in its first edition.

Jim Drain

Jim Drain frequently works with commissions for public art, and his new sculptures at Nathalie Karg have the look of something you might encounter outdoors—not a monument of the steel or granite variety, but the kind of spontaneous collective memorial...

Kevin Beasley

Kevin Beasley’s second exhibition at Casey Kaplan, “Sport/Utility,” models a psychic landscape of black masculinity that spans domestic life and outdoor athleticism, upward mobility and stagnant decay. The first work you encounter, Untitled...

Rachel Harrison

The press release for Rachel Harrison’s exhibition of new works is cheekily written as the transcript of a panel discussion, where Harrison’s One Stud—a gently bending rod of multicolored that appears in the gallery—opens the floor to one-liners from...

John Dowd

Active in the 1970s mail-art scene, those subcultural networks that produced lowbrow hybrids of Conceptualism and Pop, John Dowd made zines and other forms of ephemeral correspondence that collaged celebrity photos from mainstream magazines and...

Siebren Versteeg

What is an artist to do when more art is being produced than ever before, and billions of digital images are sent, consumed, and copied each day? Siebren Versteeg's response has been to partially automate his process. He develops software to create...

“Formal Complaint”

The works of the five artists included in “Formal Complaint” render simple forms—lines, circles, planes—in rugged construction materials. The slender steel rods of Christopher Hanrahan’s “Catalogue” series dangle mid-air, connected at acute angles by...

General Idea

Gay nightlife gave rise to the drag ball as an underground simulation of female celebrity. General Idea, the Toronto-based art collective, did something similar with its Miss General Idea pageant, though only one of the four winners of the annual...

Michaela Eichwald

The imposing painting Frank und Pflaumi haben einen Traum (Frank and Plfaumi Have a Dream, 2017) greets visitors to Michaela Eichwald’s show. It’s a playful exercise in heraldry, where slapdash execution coyly undermines the monumental scale and...

“Sputterances”

Often, a group show organized by an artist simply offers insight into the tastes and influences of its curator. “Sputterances,” with works selected by Sanya Kantarovsky, feels like something more. Certainly, the caricaturist’s line, fanciful subject...

Yuji Agematsu

For thirty years, Yuji Agematsu has been collecting garbage from the streets of New York and preserving his haul in museological displays. He bypasses the bulky stuff of Combines; each thing he takes could fit in a pocket. The subject matter could be...

Sarah Charlesworth

Sarah Charlesworth (1947–2013) treated photography as a weird science, producing perfectly toned, spectral images. "Natural Magic" (1992–93) is a series of bright, crisply colored Cibachrome prints of isolated objects that appear on stark black fields...

Haroon Mirza

Google’s DeepDream is a pattern-recognition program that trains artificially intelligent machines to see faces and objects. Images processed by DeepDream have iridescent scales shimmering and swirling over their surfaces, as doglike eyes and snouts...

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