Art In America

Terence Gower

In 1953, the United States opened a new embassy in Havana. Designed in a modernist style that departed drastically from earlier diplomatic buildings, the structure, which still stands today, has a glass facade and inviting lobby that were intended to...

Shanghai Synergy

While Europe and the US continue to regard contemporary Chinese art with skepticism, curators and collectors in China now foster a dynamic mix of Eastern and Western works, as the current Shanghai Biennale and its often glitzy attendant events testify.

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

The eerie prescience of Jennifer and Kevin McCoy’s recent show at Postmasters was brought home in the wake of the presidential election, as protesters converged night after night in front of New York’s Trump Tower.

Mariam Ghani

When Brooklyn-based artist Mariam Ghani arrived in St. Louis in 2014 to begin a yearlong fellowship at Washington University, the city was deep in mourning over the loss of Michael Brown, the African-American man whose controversial killing by a white...

Danny Lyon

Providing the most comprehensive survey of photographer Danny Lyon’s work to date, “A Message to the Future” is a timely exhibition for an era of renewed political activism. A photographic heir to both Walker Evans and Robert Frank, Lyon emerged in...

Rosalind Nashashibi

In Rosalind Nashashibi’s eighteen-minute video Electrical Gaza (2015), which was commissioned and originally exhibited by the UK’s Imperial War Museums and served as the centerpiece of her recent show at Murray Guy, the English-born, half-Palestinian...

David Hammons

In a small photograph included in “David Hammons: Five Decades,” the first authorized David Hammons retrospective in twenty-five years, the artist can be seen seated, chin in hand, exhibiting a composure that might lead one to overlook the fact that...

Coco Fusco

After Fidel Castro’s Communist government imprisoned Cuban poet Heberto Padilla in March 1971 on ambiguous charges, intellectuals around the world—many of them ardent supporters of Cuba’s revolution—expressed their dismay in an open letter published...

Cameron Rowland

Cameron Rowland’s work combines research and strategic contractual agreements with the presentation of objects selected for their socially illuminating value. His exhibition at Artists Space, “91020000,” comprised a selection of new works (all 2016)...

The Indiscreet Charm of Fischli and Weiss

“How to Work Better” at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, surveys three decades of collaboration by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, whose sculptures, photos and videos deftly combine absurdity and high seriousness, cleverness and...

On Kawara

From 1966 until shortly before his death in 2014, On Kawara’s artistic life was anchored by the simple labor of painting the dates of the days he lived through. A selection of roughly 150 of these paintings forms the backbone of “On Kawara—Silence,”...


Meticulously curated by Claire Barliant, "As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of ‘Post'" dealt with the legacy of identity-based practices within a cultural climate defined by the encroachment of "a new blandness."

“Here and Elsewhere”

This summer the New Museum staged the most ambitious U.S. exhibition to date of contemporary art from the Arab world.

“Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties”

This moving and inquisitive exhibition, coorganized by Brooklyn Museum curator Teresa A. Carbone and art historian Kellie Jones as part of the museum's "Activism Season" (which runs through Aug. 24), takes the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights...

Matias Faldbakken

In a quote from the press release to this solo show, his first at Paula Cooper, Norwegian-born artist/writer Matias Faldbakken speaks of "try[ing] to suck the air out of the room" with his artworks.

Moving Pictures at Art Basel Miami Beach

Unlike previous years, video was surprisingly well represented this year at Art Basel Miami Beach, which is otherwise focused on static objects for sale.

Sounding the Social

Musical forms from indie rock to sha'bi offer artists new opportunities for personal expression and critical engagement with popular culture.

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