Art In America

Rachel Whiteread

The material Whiteread chooses for each cast is a crucial part of the effect.

Luke Willis Thompson

Luke Willis Thompson’s film provides a counter-narrative, or a counter-image to Diamond Reynolds’s Facebook Live broadcast in 2016.

David Hockney

David Hockney is one of the most popular and widely-recognized artists of our time," states the introductory wall text in Tate Britain's retrospective––though actually that's putting it mildly. 

Amie Siegel

Marble is a metamorphic rock—limestone, originally, that has been compressed and refined by geologic forces and has undergone a change of state.

Ken Price

Ken Price (1935–2012) wanted his ceramics to look like they were made out of color—and that was certainly the effect of those exhibited in the North Gallery of Hauser & Wirth’s impressive survey show. Displayed on plinths and softly spotlit, the...

Uriel Orlow

Uriel Orlow is Swiss, and lives and works in London—so mounting an exhibition about the history and culture of South Africa, specifically exploring links between plant ecology and social identity in that country, wasn’t perhaps the most obvious route...

Mary Heilmann

It was palpably clear from her Whitechapel Gallery retrospective that Mary Heilmann had initially trained as a sculptor—and not just because the earliest piece on display, The Big Dipper (1969), was a work in clay, one whose hand-molded ladle shape...

Mark Wallinger

Selfhood has been the main, abiding theme of Mark Wallinger’s art in recent years. For his debut exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, spread across the gallery’s two neighboring London spaces, he gave the concept a psychoanalytic spin and elevated it into...

Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) was a pioneering abstractionist—that, essentially, is how the Serpentine frames the artist for its current survey of her work, “Painting the Unseen.” Certainly, the five-room exhibition—curated by Daniel Birnbaum (who also...

“Intellectual Barbarians: The Kibbo Kift Kindred”

The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift serves as one of the more fascinating minor episodes in 20th-century British history. Part of the interwar ferment of experimental lifestyles and youth movements, the Kindred was founded in 1920 as a camping and woodcraft...

Ryan Gander

In Ryan Gander’s installation Fieldwork (2015), viewers sat in a chair facing a square window in an interior gallery wall, through which a procession of objects on minimalist white plinths could be seen scrolling endlessly past by way of an automated...

Larry Johnson

Virtually all of Larry Johnson’s works are photographs. And while that might be well known in the U.S., where he’s relatively established, it probably came as something of a revelation for audiences in London, where his work is seen more often in...

Matt Stokes

Questions concerning eccentricity swirled about in Matt Stokes’s fascinating installation at Matt’s Gallery, Madman in a Lifeboat (2015), the central work in which was a video projection. 

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