Art In America

Elocution Lessons: Q+A With Brendan Fernandes

In his 4½-minute film Foe (2008), artist Brendan Fernandes addresses the camera nonchalantly as he reads and rereads a selected text from J.M. Coetzee's novel of the same name. Included in the Guggenheim group exhibition "Found in Translation," the...

Q+A: Piotr Uklanski's Crafted Conceits

Having installed a multicolored luminescent dance floor, Untitled (Dance Floor) (2000), on MoMA's outdoor terrace in 2000, the Polish-born artist Piotr Uklanski took to a supplementary leaflet to offer a self-evident polemic: "Entertainment/art-please...

The Painter of Sleep: Johannes Wohnseifer

For his 1999 solo exhibition at the Museum Ludwig Köln—situated, appropriately, inside the pop collection—Johannes Wohnseifer put 16 monochromatic panels on the floor, each with a pedestals and an  Adidas sneaker prototype. Conflating corporate...

Allora & Calzadilla's Embodied Instrument

Beginning this past Wednesday, five pianists take turns playing the fourth movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony upside down in MoMA's vast atrium. For the museum's hourly re-staging of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla's Stop, Repair,...

Progress Performed

One of two works in Tino Sehgal's recent exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York featured one male and one female actor, straddling one another on the museum's rotunda. As they changed positions, his hand reaching up her back or her face grazing his,...

As Long As It Lasts, From 9 Screens

Intrigued by Nicolas Guagnini's involvement with defunct Orchard Gallery's conceptual, non-commercial group exhibitions, performances, and lectures, in Spring 2008 the Museum of Modern Art's Kathy Halbreich invited Guagnini to study and critique...

Amy Granat

Eschewing direct film manipulation for in-camera editing, Amy Granat's "The Sheltering Sky" shares a proclivity for literary narrative with her Drew Heitzler collaboration T.S.O.Y.W. (2007). Combining her manipulation of aperture, lighting, and scene...

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