Art In America

Shanghai Synergy

While Europe and the US continue to regard contemporary Chinese art with skepticism, curators and collectors in China now foster a dynamic mix of Eastern and Western works, as the current Shanghai Biennale and its often glitzy attendant events testify.

Gwangju Biennale Reveals Artist List

The Gwangju Biennale Foundation has announced the list of artists participating in this year's Gwangju Biennale (Sept. 5-Nov. 9).

Transcendence and Transformation: Q+A with Bill Viola

Currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, "Bill Viola: Liber Insularum" is a major exhibition that includes 15 installations. The Reflecting Pool (1977–79) is the only early work, but its technique and theme are as current as...

Time Is Not Linear: Q+A with Michal Rovner

Rovner is best known for her works that feature unidentifiable human figures in perpetual motion. Sometimes they are her subjects, as in Time Left [2002], where tens of thousands of matchsticks march in an endless circuit of four walls.

Spiritual Portraits: Q+A with Francesco Clemente

Francesco Clemente is well known for his endlessly mutating images that draw upon diverse sources and his nomadic lifestyle. In his current exhibition, "Nostalgia/Utopia," at Mary Boone in Chelsea, Clemente suspends time and space with 10 paintings...

Case Studies: Taryn Simon at MoMA

Powerful repetition permeates Taryn Simon's latest work, which comprises 18 "chapters," combinations of image and text framed in varying sizes. Each chapter of "A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters" includes three segments: on the left,...

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