Art In America

Poems Without Words

With a 1975 series of stacked-line compositions, the painter David Reed began to garner recognition from critics and peers alike. Now those legendary works from his first solo exhibition are on view again, raising intriguing questions about cultural...

Stan Douglas

History and place have long been muses for Canadian artist Stan Douglas, whose peripatetic, time-traveling work includes film, video, photography and installations. 

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

Artist-run Glasgow

Glasgow is famous for artist-run spaces and grassroots initiatives that have been launching and sustaining careers for at least three decades.

Cinematic Crises: Q+A with Jesper Just

For "This Nameless Spectacle," Jesper Just's current exhibition at James Cohan in Chelsea (his first with the gallery), the Danish artist has mounted installations of three recent videos. Visually seductive, slow-paced and enigmatic, the short...

Conceiving Counter-Soviet Art

IN 1975, THE MOSCOW duo Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid collaborated on the performance Where Is the Line Between Us? with theAmerican conceptual artist and critic Douglas Davis. In a documentary montage, the Russian pair and Davis (photographed in...

Channeling New Media

Seemingly all that new media art lacked was validation by the academy. Now three related books from MIT Press and the announcement by Danube University in Krems, Austria, of the November 2008 start-up of the first degree-granting Masters of Media Art...

From the Archives: The Museum of the Third Kind

In which the author envisions new directions for the art museum as audiences change, architecture evolves, institutions subdivide and electronic resources expand our capabilities and expectations.

From the Archives: Helms, Censorship, and the Serpent

In light of January’s Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, freedom of speech has become a front-of-mind issue once more. Yet, for all the grimness of ongoing external threats, artists in the land of the Patriot Act and National Security Agency phone...

From the Archives: Earthscapes, landworks and Oz

Dave Hickey tackled Land art with characteristic vigor in an essay for A.i.A.'s September-October 1971 issue. With occasional detours into country music and The Wizard of Oz, he speculated on what seeing Land art as a new form of landscape, and on...

From the Archives: Art & Technology: Toward Play

The January-February 1968 issue of A.i.A. includes an expansive three-part feature about technology’s impact on art. All of the sections were authored by Douglas Davis (1933–2014), who explored the relationship between creativity and new media in his...

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