Art In America

Matthew Barney

Epic and outlandish, Matthew Barney's new film River of Fundament (2014) is in some ways his most accessible and engaging work. However, it isn't exactly entertaining in the sense of a typical movie-going experience. 

Alchemical Procedures: An Interview with Tunga

Brazilian artist Tunga has, in recent years, developed an elaborate, idiosyncratic cosmology. Grounded in literary sources such as Poe and Mallarmé, his work reflects the artist's psychoanalytic research and features an imaginative interpretation...

Deborah Grant

For her first New York museum solo exhibition, filling the Drawing Center's project space, Toronto-born, New York-based artist Deborah Grant presented a visually compelling and thematically cohesive group of recent multi-panel paintings plus a series...

César

A founding member of the Nouveaux Réalistes, César (1921-1998) was renowned in Europe for his outlandish sculptures using unorthodox materials (ranging from industrial rubbish to high-tech resins), innovative forms and novel processes. 

Outing Darger

Ever since the work of the now legendary Chicago-based outsider artist and writer Henry Darger came to light in 1977, four years after his death at age 81, there has been wild art world speculation about this reclusive person.

Boris Mikhailov

In the foreword to his 1999 photo book, Case History, Ukrainian photographer Boris Mikhailov explains his project of taking candid shots of the homeless and destitute citizens of Kharkov, his hometown, as an urgent calling.

David Altmejd’s Strange “Juices”

Glittery, gutsy and sometimes grotesque, "Juices," David Altmejd's exhibition of new works on view at New York's Andrea Rosen (through Mar. 8), appears as a dazzling exploration of the process of metamorphosis.

Process and Provocation: An Interview with Hassan Sharif

An artist long prominent in his home of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, Hassan Sharif recently established an international reputation after a solo show of his work inaugurated the U.A.E. pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Sharif, 62, is...

Torbjørn Rødland

A refined and individualistic worldview is something that usually takes an artist many years to develop and that unfolds for the viewer over the course of several exhibitions. The Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based Torbjørn Rødland is an...

Abramovic Sings!

Performance-art diva Marina Abramović might be the first to admit that she's overexposed at the moment. But if the art world ever seriously tires of her, she could launch a successful career as a nightclub chanteuse.

Redefining Latin American Photography

Can developments in postwar photography be gauged in geopolitical terms? An ambitious survey of Latin American photography at Paris's Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain attempts to find out.

Robert Baribeau

This recent show of Robert Baribeau's colorful, richly textured abstract compositions at first appeared as an amalgam of postwar painting styles.

Lyon Biennale

The 12th installment of the Lyon Biennale, titled "Meanwhile . . . Suddenly and Then," is the third and last to address the theme of "transmission."

Malerie Marder: Out of Her Comfort Zone

Exploring legalized prostitution in Holland, American photographer Malerie Marder found inspiration for a new series of works currently on view in New York.

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