Art In America

Edgar Arceneaux

Arceneaux’s immersive, theatrical works reveal complex, lost storylines of the post–civil rights era United States and cast us as witnesses to the lies, redactions, iconizing, and forgetting that has shaped this country, particularly the lives of...

Motion Detectors: Will Rawls and Edgar Arceneaux at Performa 15

In the mildewed basement of the West Village artist housing complex Westbeth, Will Rawls ran the perimeter of the makeshift stage, mapping an open rectangular space amid paint-peeled columns and an industrial ladder. With each loop, his breath...

Curtain Raiser: Performa 15

Live art enthusiasts, clear your calendars: Performa returns to New York this November, with 22 days of programming spanning the city. The visual art performance biennial, launched in 2005, kicks off its sixth edition this Sunday.

Blood and Refuse

From his poignant response to the Watts Uprising to his contemplative work in Joshua Tree, "junk art" virtuoso Noah Purifoy was a guiding figure for generations of African-American artists. 

Art + Practice Pairs Art with Social Change in Los Angeles

Art + Practice is a nonprofit founded by artist Mark Bradford, collector and philanthropist Eileen Harris Norton, and activist Allan DiCastro. Its mission is unique and multipronged, with a stated mandate to promote contemporary art and provide...

L.A.’s Best, 2014: Connie Butler

Connie Butler is the chief curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. With critic Michael Ned Holte, she co-curated the second "Made in L.A." biennial this year. Here, she recalls her top shows (and a performance) from 2014 in the City of Angels.

Shanghai Biennale Reveals China at a Crossroads

Shanghai changes so quickly, it's impossible to keep up. Marked everywhere by rustic-seeming bamboo scaffolding, the coastal metropolis is a constant sponge for China's rural residents, turning it into an ever-expanding behemoth—one of the largest...

The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in Los Angeles: a program of short art films curated by Harry Dodge and Aimee Goguen at Pieter Performance Space; a screening of Edgar Arceneaux's new feature-length film at the...

Art Platform LA Faces Traffic, Uncertainty

A bad omen was the weekend's shutdown of the 405 freeway between the San Fernando Valley and the 10 freeway in the basin, one of the busiest auto corridors in the world, and an artery that many speculated would affect attendance at the fair, which...

Land Art for the Media Age

A current museum survey of Land art challenges the established definition of the 1960s and '70s movement. In March of 1962, Jean Tinguely arrived in Las Vegas to construct a massive auto-destructive sculpture. Study for an End of the World, No. 2,...

Christine Y Kim

After eight years as associate curator at New York's Studio Museum in Harlem, Christine Y. Kim joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as associate curator of contemporary art in September 2009. Born in Newport Beach and raised in the San...

Maccarone to Expand in West Village

New York dealer Michele Maccarone is expanding her West Village gallery. Coinciding with her 10-year anniversary comes an expansion into a neighboring space in the same building at 630 Greenwich St. that will increase the already large gallery's...

After 18-Month Renovation, MCA Sydney Re-Opens

Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), the only Australian museum dedicated solely to contemporary art, will re-open Mar. 29, inaugurating a weeklong celebration. The architect, Sydney-born Sam Marshall of Architect Marshall, oversaw the $56...

Roving Eye: Austerities

I just returned from my honeymoon in Barcelona to the sticky streets of my hometown, Philadelphia. My wife and I skipped the madcap opening of the Venice Biennale, instead looking for peace in the phenomenal Catalonian city-which, of course, is...

California Dreams for Soho

How long do you think it takes to put together an exhibition with some 50 artists who work in all mediums and live 3,000 miles from where the show will be? Ideally more than the six months months-from conception to opening date-that the three...

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