Art In America

Jason Dodge’s Poetic Conceptualism

To the uninitiated, Jason Dodge's exhibition "We Are the Meeting," opening today at New York's Casey Kaplan Gallery, might appear to be a collection of unconnected, lost objects.

Sarah Anne Johnson Shows Love

Sarah Anne Johnson had just returned from an artist's residency on a double-masted schooner in the Norwegian territory of the Arctic Circle when she began materially intervening into her photographs.

Love in Beirut: Simon Fujiwara's Family Photos

One's first inclination on entering "Studio Pietà (King Kong Komplex)," London-born, Berlin-based Simon Fujiwara's first New York solo, is to step up on the central platform and look at the photographs and maps piled on the desk there. If you've read...

Emoji in Light on the Beijing Water Cube

When the Chinese lighting designer Zhen Jianwei asked artist JenniferWen Ma in 2012 to work with him on a concept that would give the BeijingNational Aquatics Center a facelift, her first thought was that shewould like to visualize the energy flow of...

Is Punk Dead? Walking the Met’s Punk Show with Scott Treleaven

Scott Treleaven never partied with punk musician Richard Hell, or shopped at Seditionaries, the boutique founded by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. At 40, the Toronto-born, New York-based artist is too young to have participated in the...

Art Season in Tulsa: A Look at the New Philbrook Downtown

On June 13, the Philbrook Museum of Art, in Tulsa, Okla., will open Philbrook Downtown, a 30,000-square-foot, two-story satellite space in a brick warehouse in the Brady Arts District. Designed in a minimalist, white-cube style by Gluckman Mayner...

Playing God at MoMA: Rain Room

Rain Room, on view at MoMA (through July 28) as part of MoMA PS1's multi-exhibition Expo 1 initiative (through Sept. 2), was conceived by the collective Random International, which Koch founded in 2005 with Stuart Wood and Florian Ortkrass, fellow...

Industrious Revolution: An Interview with Justin Matherly

Even though the objects on view are all made with modern-day industrial materials such as concrete and metal, walking into "All industrious people," an exhibition by Justin Matherly at New York's Paula Cooper Gallery (through Apr. 27), feels...

Alice Channer

“Cold Blood” (all works 2012) was the young British artist Alice Channer’s first solo exhibition in New York and, in the manner of many of her peers, she offered less a display of individual objects than an overall atmosphere. Also, as is common...

Vanity Projects: The Art World Gets its Nails Done

A New York-based curator with a graduate degree in art business from the Sotheby's Institute in London, Pinto recently launched Vanity Projects, a salon where patrons can receive manicures from top nail artists while watching video art programmed by...

Takeshi Murata

People prone to lucid dreams (or acid flashbacks) might have found themselves transported to a familiar state in "Syn­thesizers," an exhibition of seven large-scale pigment prints and a film by Chicago-born Takeshi Murata.

Chris Johanson

At first glance, Chris Johanson’s “Windows” felt something like a show of grade-school art projects.

Valerie Snobeck

The associations that could be made between the Grand Beauty Salon, located across the street from Essex Street gallery, and Valerie Snobeck’s solo exhibition, “Grand Beauty Salon,” at first seemed only titular.

Food for Thought: Feast of Burden on MOCAtv

Featuring a dinner party where the characters become trapped by a supernatural force-a conceit that recalls both the surreal environment in Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel (1962) and the campy claustrophobia of the gymnasium scene in Brian De...

Jessica Rath

If you were to plant a seed from an apple bought at the supermarket, most likely the tree it produced would not bear sweet fruit.

Beyond the Fold: Andrea Zittel in New York

For her 10th solo exhibition at Andrea Rosen in New York, "Fluid Panel State," Joshua Tree-based Andrea Zittel explores the subtle distinctions we make when we define an object [through Oct. 27]. "The show is a conceptual exercise in which I...

Daydreaming: Q+A with Andro Wekua

Wekua works from the paradox of using memory while insisting that subjective experience cannot be communicated. Glimpses of his personal life emerge. A model for the home where he grew up in Sukhumi, Georgia, which he has not visited since...

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