Art In America

Carolee Schneemann

“I’m a painter. I’m still a painter and I will die a painter. Everything that I have developed has to do with extending visual principles off the canvas,” the feminist performance and video artist Carolee Schneemann has famously said. This two-part...

“Wound: Mending Time and Attention”

When artists create opportunities for support and mutual aid rather than unquestioningly competing with one another for meager resources, they open a small space of resistance to the divisiveness that comes from an economically precarious existence....

Talia Chetrit

Grounded in a strong tradition of feminist photographers’ images of themselves, Talia Chetrit’s compact show provokes fantasies of a woman/camera hybrid or of a piecemeal narrative in which the camera is intimately involved in the artist’s sexual...

Walter Robinson

I’m hungry. My head hurts. Finally, here is a show that addresses these concerns. I have always been a fan of what Walter Robinson has casually referred to as his “things that make you feel better” paintings, and there are some good ones here that...

“Landmark”

The outdoor exhibition “Landmark” celebrates the thirtieth year of Socrates Sculpture Park, an institution founded by Mark Di Suvero and located on the shore of the East River in Queens. Several of the nine works on view take maintenance and...

Martha Rosler

Martha Rosler is known for disrupting the standard exhibition format. She staged a giant garage sale in the atrium of New York’s Museum of Modern Art for her first solo there in 2012. Her current show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash reprises an ambitious...

Joanne Greenbaum

Joanne Greenbaum’s paintings deliver an in-your-face exuberance. It’s amazing that a longtime painter such as she can still find so many ways to create a sense of expansion in her canvases. Her techniques include a strategic use of color and contrast...

Stephen Westfall

Stephen Westfall’s exhibition of sharp and subtle abstractions, titled “Crispy Fugue State,” finds him returning to the canvas after recent major mural projects—notably, a forty-five-foot piece at Art OMI in upstate New York and a painting that...

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...

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