Art In America

Pavilion Problems

What is there in the history of the Venice Biennale—or in its current procedures—that dampens the quality of so many national displays?

Stages of Laughter 2 - Amy Sillman

Artists Aki Sasamoto, Amy Sillman and Martine Syms along with comedian Kate Berlant reflect on the pleasures and perils of their unorthodox modes of "performance."

Cruising and Beyond

One of the features spotlighting the Whitney Museum's new site in A.i.A.'s May issue is "Cruising the Waterfront," in which artist and writer Jonathan Weinberg considers the history of art and activism in the Meatpacking District in the 1970s and...

Ryan McNamara

Galleries are where performance art goes to die. Ryan McNamara knows this, and does what he can to animate his work’s remains. 

Man of Letters

Author and installation artist Paul Chan, winner of this year's Hugo Boss Prize, launched his maverick publishing venture Badlands Unlimited to expore the nature of the book, the disruptive roles of pornography and genre fiction, and the tangled...

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this weekend: a reading of a new dictionary by Women Inc.; a poetry reading in conjunction with a Robert Barry exhibition; a discussion on post-Internet art process with...

Reading and Rumor: The Problem with Kenneth Goldsmith

At Interrupt 3, a conference on poetry and digital media at Brown University in Providence, Kenneth Goldsmith read the autopsy of Michael Brown, the teenager who was murdered by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014.

Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson

Easternsports (2014) is a collaborative installation by Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson with two and a half hours of atmospheric video on four channels, and a disjointed essay-poem of tens of thousands of words running through the subtitles.

Brian Droitcour, Kyle Bentley Join A.i.A. Editorial Team

Droitcour is a writer, translator and PhD candidate in comparative literature at New York University. Bentley edits publications for various institutions, notably the exhibition catalogues Gauguin: Metamorphoses (2014) and Yoko Ono: One Woman Show,...

New Museum Reveals Roster for Trecartin and Cornell’s Triennial

"Surround Audience" (Feb. 25-May 24, 2015) boasts a roster of 51 artists and collectives from over two dozen countries, and according to the museum, it will be the first time in a U.S. museum for many of them. As expected, Cornell and Trecartin's...

The Perils of Post-Internet Art

Though its buzzworthy name implies a cutting-edge aesthetic, Post-Internet art reinforces an all-too-familiar gallery system, according to a critic of online culture.

Summer eReading: Klaus_eBooks

At first glance, ebooks and artist's books seem the perfect marriage. The multimedia and interactive features possible in ebooks provide fertile ground for experimentation.

Verbatim: Ann Hirsch

"'Muffy' is about adolescent and childhood sexuality. The works come out of my own early sexual thoughts, feelings and inclinations, which were greatly influenced by pop culture, the Internet, my home life and my dreams."

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: a book launch for Laura Raicovich's spam-based new novel at Creative Time; a chat between musician Kim Gordon and artist Raymond Pettibon at the Strand bookstore;...

Young Incorporated Artists

With slick corporate identities and digital media savvy, emerging artists are mimicking—all too closely—established forms of cultural power. 

Denis Diderot, Yelper?: Droitcour’s Vernacular Criticism

This Saturday, Oct. 12, at New York's New Museum, critic and writer Brian Droitcour will present "Vernacular Criticism," a talk advocating non-professional writing about art as a means of reinvigorating the critical discourse.

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