Art In America

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 discussion about dance and labor; a talk with Margaret Wertheim and McKenzie Wark about handiwork in the age of Anthropocene; "Words Against Photographs,"...

Reading With One Eye Closed

Since my preview of "The Female Gaze" and my review of "Now Dig This!" are readily available online at the New York Times website and elsewhere, I hope readers will judge for themselves whether or not the Nov. 23 petition and David Levi Strauss's...

When Formalist Criticism Fails

Claims of racism and sexism in an art critic's recent reviews have spakred an ongoing art-world controversy.

Christie’s Contemporary Sale Shatters Records, Led by Rothko

As the Dow fell for the sixth consecutive day, the world's wealthiest rallied to spend a record $388.5 million on art at Christie's last night. The haul made this the most successful auction of contemporary art, edging by the previous record of $384.6...

Wake-Up Call

In a formally diverse Corcoran Gallery survey, Chris Martin sports with every imaginable convention of painting. 

It's In the Jeans

Whether filled with concrete or crotchless, the depiction of fabric in David Rimanelli's exhibition, "Denim," at New York University's 80WSE Gallery extends well beyond the bounds of the material. Using the blue jean as a platform to clothing as a...

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