Art In America

Marcia Hafif

The large abstract canvases and works on paper that California-born Marcia Hafif made while living in Rome, from 1961 to 1969, stayed in Europe for decades after their creation, and this two-floor exhibition of some fifty works is the first occasion...

Lionel Maunz

“They fuck you up, your mum and dad,” wrote poet Philip Larkin in the first line of his 1971 poem “This Be The Verse.” Lionel Maunz’s fourth show at Bureau, “Fealty,” featuring sculpture and large graphite drawings, dives deeply into the muck of this...

Lynn Umlauf

Lynn Umlauf hasn’t had a show in New York for some time, though she has been around the art scene for many years. This exhibition of seven sculptures and 11 works on paper offers an insightful, if necessarily limited, view into her concerns,...

“En Mas: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean”

Carnival celebrations today have lost much of their original social and religious purpose, becoming, like most everything, highly commercialized events. Carnival in the Caribbean can be traced in part to the masquerade balls thrown by 18th-century...

Christian Jankowski

Art world jokester Christian Jankowski's latest show of new work lovingly mocks the overly serious art world in which he is a willing and popular participant. For the video Discourse News, the Berlin-based artist tapped NY1 business anchor Annika...

George W. Bush: Decider, Bather, Painter

Paintings by former president George W. Bush have been published by an anonymous hacker who gained access to Bush family members' e-mails, as reported by Gawker. Two self-portraits reveal the self-anointed "decider" in the bathroom. One shows him...

Sensibility of the Times Revisited

In these pages 45 years ago, Irving Sandler and Barbara Rose polled artists on the temperament of the 1960s. A duplicate questionnaire today elicits very different responses.

The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss

This week we check out Holly Zausner's film and related photo-collages at Postmasters, Christian Jankowski's prank-filled but poignant show at Friedrich Petzel and Patrick Lundeen's large, masklike constructions at Mike Weiss.

Docu-Matters: Q+A With Iconoclast Peter Fend

Peter Fend is a hard-driving, opinionated environmental missionary who for several decades has challenged perceptions of what art can do. During the late '70s and early '80s in New York's East Village, Peter Fend collaborated with various artists...

Futurefarmers

Despite the forward-looking nature of their name, the San Francisco-based collective Futurefarmers, who play off the nomenclature of an agricultural organization established in the early 20th century (Future Farmers of America), presented a museum...

Newton Harrison and Helen Mayer Harrison

Ahead of the curve, Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison started addressing global warming in 1974. Over the years, working with scientists, architects, artists and city planners, among others, they have completed scores of collaborative designs that offer...

The Ride Of His Life

A new documentary film, Guest of Cindy Sherman, which premiered in theaters at the end of March, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the artist and the 1990s art world, as seen through the eyes of its star and co-producer, former artist and dedicated...

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