Art In America

Limited Access: Art and Gentrification in the Mission

Artists’ Television Access (ATA) is an artist-run non-profit in San Francisco’s Mission District. Its ragged punk sign hangs over a few square feet of sidewalk on Valencia Street. A decade or so ago, Valencia Street was the psychogeographic border...

The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events in Los Angeles this week: an app launch and party for Curate LA at Werkartz; a reading of new poetry by Eileen Myles at Skylight Books; music from the Fell-Apart Team and the Bushes at ltd los...

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 series of readings and presentations organized by Topical Cream Magazine; a talk by painter Nicole Eisenman, recently awarded a MacArthur "genius" grant; a...

Bye Bye Roving Ei

My final rove this month already felt assembled in recollection. We rushed to CUNY on Monday night to hear Sam Ace, a poet from Tucson, read his new work. Sam did the bravest thing in the midst of what felt like a very rangy, sexy, cerebral...

Roving Ei: The Growing Panic

I am in San Francisco this week so I've been exploring the local crop of art, which is mainly photos. The Wattis Institute at California College of the Arts had a show, "More American Photographs," that inexactly paired photographers from the Farm...

Roving Ei: The Avant-Garde Crowd

My art week was minimal and partial. By the end it turned out grand. I had hundreds of errands to do and only one date circled on my calendar, or clicked, whatever, and it was to get to MPA's performance at Leo Koenig. In September she did the first...

Roving Ei, Part 1

It's been a strangely positive week in America, I can definitely report. I called my mother, who lives in a senior center in Holyoke, MA, where there was a huge storm. She was delighted I got through since she's had no power and no heat, and no...

Performing Is Storytelling: Q+A With Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus has a mind-bending talent for theorizing and performing femininity in the same monologue. The Los Angeles-based author and Semiotext(e) editor spent years directing independent films after training with the innovators of avant-garde...

Get Smart: Eileen Myles

"In general I think writers are not smart," wrote Myles in The Importance of Being Iceland, about coming to terms with the "fear of seeming dumb" which she felt was a pitfall of her mid-century American working class education: "They are something...

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