Art In America

Street Life

The Chinese-American artist Martin Wong (1945-1999) celebrated both his cultural heritage and New York's gritty Lower East Side in paintings rife with firemen, convicts, pop icons, graffitied walls and ASL hand signs.

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 talk by Cheryl I. Harris on racial hierarchies, private property and debt at Artists Space; a panel discussion on the relationship between the outsider artist...

Body By Body

Cast your thoughts back to New York between 9/11 and 2010 and consider its key descriptors. Bloomberg, Williamsburg, the Highline. Following the gritty ’70s, flashy ’80s and culturally crepuscular ’90s—as the clichés about New York’s recent decades...

Populist and Professional Tastes Collide at ArtPrize

For two and a half weeks each fall, the quaint Midwestern city of Grand Rapids, Mich. hosts what organizers vaunt as the world's largest art competition. The works range from craft-based to conceptual, from murals honoring fallen soldiers to video...

The Decades Show: Greater New York Recalls a Changing City

This Sunday MoMA PS1, the museum's Long Island City contemporary art outpost, opens the highly anticipated fourth edition of Greater New York. This time around, the show has departed from its focus on young artists, expanding into a sobering...

First Look: Cameron Rowland

Cameron Rowland’s works are bleak statements on the persistent racism and structural inequality in the United States. In his hands, office furniture, cleaning supplies and innocuous-looking stacks of paperwork become disturbing metonyms of a system...

The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in Los Angeles: the latest Decolonizing the White Box at Human Resources; an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at LACMA's Art+Technology Lab; a performance workshop run by...

Summer eReading: Klaus_eBooks

At first glance, ebooks and artist's books seem the perfect marriage. The multimedia and interactive features possible in ebooks provide fertile ground for experimentation.

Cameron Kitchin to Head Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum has named Cameron Kitchin the museum's new director. Kitchin is currently director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tenn. He takes up his new post Oct. 1.

Todd DeShields Smith to Head the Orange County Museum of Art

The Orange County Museum of Art has named Todd DeShields Smith its new CEO and director. He replaces interim director Dan Cameron, who has served since director Dennis Szakacs left in December 2013. Smith will oversee the museum's 2016 relocation to...

Corporate Aesthetics: Dora Budor

In an update of those Beuysian/Warholian bromides of yesteryear—everyone being an artist or having 15 minutes of fame, or both—everyone today is a content creator.

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: artists talk collecting at the Morgan Library; an auction of photographic novelties at Swann; a film screening at BAM of a "micro-budget" documentary; and...

Cruel and Ecstatic Migrations: An Interview with Brian Butler

"I'm tapping into a metaphysical realm where limitations of space and time don't exist. So there are several things going on at once. It's between a dream and being awake. It's a state just between those two. And if you can stay there, then you can...

Rhizome's Seven on Seven, including Boston Marathoner

The purpose of the get-together is to foster dialogue between art and technology, but the bombings drew attention to tracking and surveillance in a surprisingly personal way when it was revealed that one of the participants had run the Marathon.

East Village Rimbaud

David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) was as full of contradictions as the changing East Village neighborhood he lived in during the 1980s.

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