Art In America

MoMA Preps Picasso Sculpture Extravaganza

With the aim of attracting a big audience, no doubt to compete with the hoopla surrounding the debut of the Whitney Museum's new building downtown, the Museum of Modern Art has announced a major Picasso sculpture show to open this fall.

Women Rule at the ADAA Fair

The Art Show has worked hard to retain its identity as the classiest of the big New York fairs, offering a balance of blue-chip works with historical resonance and edgier contemporary pieces showcased in carefully curated booths. This year's...

Dave Hardy

At first, "The Hairy Hand," a show of recent sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist Dave Hardy, appeared to be a single, site-specific installation consisting of glass panels, foam and other materials strewn about and piled up on a gray floor. 

Nota Bene: Sirmans’s Prospect 3 Opens Saturday

The Big Easy hosts a rollicking contemporary art show beginning this weekend, featuring a floating artwork by Tavares Strachan and an exhibition of models by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, among many other attractions.

Matthew Monahan

Matthew Monahan doesn't want to tell a story or make a scene. He doesn't want his sculptures to sing or dance. 

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...

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