Art In America

Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925

Abstraction usually describes a process of lessening, but for Apollinaire, a poet and critic who was one of abstraction's key supporters, the term implied plenitude: a nothing that was nonetheless something.

Seth Price

Since the early 2000s, Seth Price has sought to trouble the institutional and commercial boundaries that separate art from other sectors of the economy—a position outlined in his personal manifesto, “Dispersion” (2002), an essay that opens with...

Rosemarie Trockel

Since the late 1970s, Rosemarie Trockel, a German artist based in Cologne, has consistently defied expectations about what she and, by association, art should do and be.

Bernadette Corporation

New Yorkers of 1990s vintage might recall Bernadette Corporation as a miasmic, word-of-mouthy phenomenon emanating from the demilitarized zone between high and low culture. Founded by Bernadette Van-Huy, Thuy Pham and Antek Walczak, BC began as a...

Herman Bang Writes a Letter to His Publisher

In this exhibition, uncharacteristic for a contemporary art venue, gallerist Daniel Buchholz and Berlin-based artist Henrik Olesen collaboratively mined the private affairs and public persona of Danish literary giant Herman Bang (1857-1912).

Ghosts in the Machine

Since the early years of the 20th century, artists have routinely flaunted the boundary separating art from technology-from the "engineer's esthetic" embraced by Le Corbusier to Andy Warhol's famous blague, "I want to be a machine."

Merlin Carpenter

As a preface to this solo exhibition, Merlin Carpenter conducted a soul-searching conversation with the gallery's owners, John Kelsey and Emily Sundblad.

Jutta Koether

Not long ago, the return of easel painting was considered a sign of low times in the world of contemporary art. For many critics, the brash, expressionist canvases of the 1980s paralleled the backsliding of Reagan and Thatcher, with modernism...

In the Studio: R.H. Quaytman

Following her own intricate painting system, Quaytman produces often puzzling works that at once test and extend the viewer’s perceptual capabilities.

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