Art In America

Terry Adkins

The objective of "Nenuphar," an exhibition by Terry Adkins mounted at both of Salon 94's downtown galleries, was to illuminate similarities between two very different men: Yves Klein, the French Nouveau Réaliste, and the American George Washington...

Angela Berry

Carnival and second lines, piracy and political corruption, crawfish boils and jazz festivals, gun violence and police misconduct and, of course, Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath—all have been mined in the ongoing affirmation of New Orleans as a...

Melanie Willhide

When photographer Melanie Willhide's home was burglarized in the spring of 2010, the artist assumed that many years' worth of her work, stored on her computer, was lost for good. Police did eventually apprehend the burglar, but not before he had...

Tommy Hartung

Jacob Bronowski’s documentary series “The Ascent of Man”—the focus of Tommy Hartung’s first show at On Stellar Rays, in 2009—culminates in Crick and Watson’s discovery of the secret of life. And one could argue that man’s undoing originates in the...

We Regret To Inform You

The press release for the group show “We Regret To Inform You There Is Currently No Space Or Place For Abstract Painting” (the bulk of which comprised—you guessed it!—contemporary abstract painting) consisted of just one sentence: “We regret to inform...

Christian Marclay

Certain moments nearly everyone remembers: where you were, for instance, at 8:46 am on September 11, 2001. Other moments are more forgettable: what you were doing, say, last Tuesday at 6:32 pm. Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010)—a mesmerizing...

Michel Auder

What do prostitutes trolling the Bowery, paintings by Brueghel and the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles have in common? They all have been captured by Michel Auder, who has exhaustively recorded the world around him ever since he purchased a Sony...

Nari Ward

Tackling the multivalent subject of support—with its implication of preexisting threat—“LIVESupport,” Nari Ward’s first solo show at Lehmann Maupin, included a roomful of sculptures (all works 2010). All sustain the mode for which the Jamaica-born...

Superflex

Blame capitalism. Blame Bush. Blame Goldman Sachs. You needn’t have watched Michael Moore’s documentaries to know that much reportage on crises resorts to finger-pointing, and although that impulse is understandable—especially when you’re...

Nicole Eisenman

Overt art-historical referencing in contemporary art, whether intended as a critique or an appreciative nod to the source, can come off as navel-gazing. And for all its punkish chutzpah and critical acclaim, Nicole Eisenman’s work of the past 20 years...

Mungo Thomson

Long interested in both the subtext and paratext of, well, everything—from Road Runner cartoons to NASA images of outer space—Mungo Thomson has built a career on pulling back curtains to reveal the mechanics of production and reception. For “The...

Tim Rollins + K.O.S.

In 1982, when Tim Rollins harnessed the creative potential of a group of special-needs students at a South Bronx public school, where he then taught, to begin a collaboration that would span more than two decades, the Bronx still smoldered from the...

Kalup Linzy

Kalup Linzy began gaining recognition several years ago with low-tech videos featuring schlocky editing gimmicks, stilted acting and a cast of recurring characters based on soap-opera archetypes and Hollywood melodrama stars; many are played by the...

Mamma Andersson

The dead man in Karin Mamma Andersson's Kitchen Fight sprawls across the painting, yet it takes several minutes to realize he is even there. And judging by the way viewers casually glanced at the painting and moved on when I was in the gallery, he...

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