Art In America

Suburban Futurism

Arguing that urban sprawl is the dominant growth paradigm of the present and future, the author advocates a close examination of dynamic, amorphous metroplexes like Phoenix and Dubai.

Las Vegas Revisited

Artist, writer, and former A.i.A. editor Brian O'Doherty visits the Neon Museum in a now transformed Las Vegas, searching for the great roadside signs he lauded in a 1972 article.    

Personal Voice

A number of museums—the MCA Chicago, the CCA Wattis Institute, the Aspen Art Museum, and others—have opted for flexible, frequently changing website designs that reflect the vital nature of the art they present. 

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

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...

Thomas McEvilley, 1939-2013

McEvilley wrote numerous books on art and philosophy. Last year he published The Triumph of Anti-Art: Conceptual and Performance Art in the Formation of Post-Modernism (McPherson, 2012).

Will the Real Brian O'Doherty Please Stand Up?

Brian O'Doherty lives in New York, and his home phone has been out of order since Sandy struck. But the critic and artist--best known for his book Inside the White Cube: Ideologies of the Gallery Space (1976) and for his artistic alter ego Patrick...

Sunny Skies Over Berlin Gallery Weekend

Squeezed between Art Cologne, Art Brussels and Frieze New York, Berlin Gallery Weekend got off to a bright start last week. With 51 participating galleries, this year's eighth edition was the biggest ever and for the first time included a handful...

Dublin's 'Documenta' Tries to Shape Up

The much-hyped and much-beleaguered Dublin Contemporary, a new citywide, international exhibition set to launch this fall, may finally have a game plan. On Mar. 4, just a month after being appointed, lead curators Christian Viveros-Fauné and Jota...

From the Archives: Decoding O’Doherty

In our December 2007 issue, on the occasion of a traveling retrospective, critic Saul Ostrow parsed O'Doherty's oeuvre, which the artist has produced through five distinct alter egos, most notably Patrick Ireland. Ostrow argues that O’Doherty’s...

From the Archives: An Artist & His Aliases

It’s fairly common knowledge that Patrick Ireland, the artist, and Brian O'Doherty, the art critic, are one and the same person. Far less known are the story and the political stance behind this double identity, and the fact that Ireland/O'Doherty has...

From the Archives: Highway to Las Vegas

In the January–February 1972 issue of Art in America, then editor-in-chief Brian O'Doherty chronicled a road trip to Las Vegas, where he marveled at the city's neon signs. More than forty years later, O'Doherty returned to Las Vegas, finding the...

From the Archives: Art and the Mass Audience

Museums—public collections dedicated to preserving, researching, exhibiting and occasionally cultivating what they collect—are modern institutions responding to modern needs.

From the Archives: What Is Post-Modernism?

Now that the modernist era (1848– 1969?) is over, many of us are camped around the exit of that vertiginous tunnel peering back in and reporting to each other what the passage through—squeezed by the giant muscle of historical inevitability—was like....

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