Art In America

Robert Ashley Gets a New Backdrop

If there's such a thing as an "artist's composer," Robert Ashley is it. The 81-year-old opera composer and performer, who has earned a cult-like following, is credited with revitalizing the opera form for fine art crowds. He is admired for his...

The Business of FriendsWithYou

A vision in smiles and stripes greets visitors at the entrance to the second phase of the High Line, on West 30th Street and 10th Avenue. Presented by AOL as part of the company's recent investment in the arts, Rainbow City by FriendsWithYou is a...

Out to Sea: Q+A with Sean Landers

For the last two decades, Sean Landers hasn't exactly slummed it as the leading proponent of "slacker art," the practitioners of which use confession and metaphors for misery to both self-lacerate and critique the easy pathos of popular entertainment.

Gilmore's Girls

Kate Gilmore appeared in this year's Whitney Biennial with the installation Standing Here, for which the artist videotaped from above her attempts, and ultimate success, breaking out of a drywall monolith. The video was paired with a sculptural prop,...

Tamy Ben-Tor, Miki Carmi at Stux Gallery, Zach Feuer

When reviewing a show, one concern is how much or how little to refer to the press release. As a rule, these texts are not generated by the artists involved, and they proffer descriptions more restricted than the work itself. The recent collaboration...

Tamy Ben-Tor, Miki Carmi

When reviewing a show, one concern is how much or how little to refer to the press release. As a rule, these texts are not generated by the artists involved, and they proffer descriptions more restricted than the work itself. The recent collaboration...

Lena Dunham's Open House

Filmmaker Lena Dunham treads the turbid shallows of post-college fallout. In her latest, Tiny Furniture, the artist turns the camera on herself and her immediate family. Dunham favors a sort of hybrid of allegory and docudrama, evidenced in her...

Inside/Outside the Brucennial

The revolving and evolving group of young men who go by the moniker Bruce High Quality Foundation espouses the credo, "Professional Challenges. Amateur Solutions." The group's own forays into that most impractical of professions—the contemporary...

Fact Sheet: Ida Applebroog

Theorist Julia Kristeva once described Modernist romantic melancholy: "Abjection, recognized as welded to narcissism, has in Proust something domesticated about it." Kristeva might well have been referring to artist Ida Applbroog's most recent...

Mariposa's Individual Politics

"Were you always...gay?" an interviewer behind the camera asks a Hispanic woman as the film opens. The camera's subject, Nadine Armijo of Pasadena, is simultaneously posed on her bed and avoiding the gaze of the camera pointed at her. She hesitates,...

Josh Faught

In "While the Light Lasts," Josh Faught's New York solo debut, the artist mines textile's homespun origins, employing traditional craft techniques like crochet, loom weaving and ikat, and working with raw fibers.

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