Art In America

“Blackness in Abstraction”

More than halfway through “Blackness in Abstraction,” an austere photograph by Carrie Mae Weems posed a Mies van der Rohe leather daybed—conjuring a truant psychoanalytic patient, perhaps—against a wall of empty rectangles delineated by thin black...

From the A.i.A. Archives: Representing Race

In our September 2011 issue, art historian Sue Taylor tackled the subject of Malvina Hoffman's infamous Field Museum bronzes in a book review of Marianne Kinkel's Races of Mankind: The Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman.

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a screening, followed by an artist talk, of four films by conceptual pioneer David Lamelas; a conversation between poet Claudia Rankine and photographer Carrie...

In the Studio: Joan Jonas and Jason Moran

Video and performance pioneer Joan Jonas, this year's U.S. representative at the Venice Biennale, is joined by her four-time collaborator, jazz phenom Jason Moran, to discuss the growth of their free-associative, call-and-respons process.

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: Richard Maxwell's new play at the Kitchen; a lecture with photographer Carrie Mae Weems at NYU Steinhardt; BAMcinématek's "New Voices in Black Cinema" series; a...

Skowhegan School Unveils Permanent Manhattan Outpost

Almost 70 years after its foundation, the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture has secured a permanent home in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. The new 5,000-square-foot space provides the school with programming and event space, storage space...

Nota Bene: Sirmans’s Prospect 3 Opens Saturday

The Big Easy hosts a rollicking contemporary art show beginning this weekend, featuring a floating artwork by Tavares Strachan and an exhibition of models by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, among many other attractions.

Rick Lowe Wins $625,000 MacArthur “Genius” Award

“My work falls into the category of what I like to call ‘social sculpture,’” Rick Lowe, one of this year’s 21 MacArthur Fellows explained in a video on the MacArthur Foundation’s website.

Claude Simard, 1956-2014

Claude Simard, artist and co-founder of New York's Jack Shainman Gallery, died Tuesday, June 24.

Coming Home to Liberace: Julie Ault’s Collection Returns

Now taking over both of Artists Space's locations (Greene Street and Walker Street) after appearing at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland, and Culturgest in Lisbon, Portugal, "Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart" was put together by a...

Swann Offers African-American Modern and Contemporary

"These small, dancing, calligraphic figures make Lewis's paintings highly desirable, and we've never seen a painting this large from the '50s with such a concentration of them," department head Nigel Freeman said, speaking with A.i.A. by phone last...

The Aesthetic of W.E.B. Du Bois

Newly commissioned works by 10 international artists pay tribute to the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois, intellectual and Civil Rights activist. Including Brendan Fernandes, Julie Mehretu and Carrie Mae Weems, the exhibition "Du Bois in our Time" is at...

National Academy Announces 2013 Academicians

The National Academy Museum & School has announced its newly elected members for 2013, a group of artists and architects chosen for their significant contributions to contemporary American art and architecture.

Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems’s first retrospective, “Three Decades of Photography and Video,” curated by Kathryn E. Delmez, is an engrossing, overdue look at an artist whose name is often better known than her work, with the exception of her acclaimed series...

Roving Eye: Paris's Many Fences

Early in June, I traveled with much of the art world to Europe to gorge on the buffets of biennials, triennials and quinquennials. Before heading to Kassel and Berlin, I began my trip in Paris to visit "Intense Proximity," the third edition of the...

Rashid Johnson

RASHID JOHNSON'S ARTWORKS are meditations on the cultural phenomena that shape African-Americans as a social group. Viewers of his videos, photographs, sculptures, paintings and installations are looking at deft presentations of slippery conceptual...

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