Art In America

Gedi Sibony

New York artist Gedi Sibony offers his usual admixture of abjection and precision in his third show at Greene Naftali. His alchemy involves transforming found objects, like a sheet of metal from the side of a truck with an X painted on it, a torn...

Ian Kiaer

There is a painterly esthetic of the abject—it might be called pathetic formalism—which emerged at the end of the 1990s.

Gretchen Wagner Leaves MoMA for the Pulitzer

Gretchen Wagner has been appointed curator at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis. She will head the Pulitzer's curatorial program, overseeing exhibitions and other special projects in conjunction with the museum's director, Kristina...

Matthew Higgs's Economics of Art

Currently on view at James Cohan gallery, "Everyday Abstract-Abstract Everyday" features 37 works that New York-based curator Matthew Higgs chose with an agenda based, in part, on changes brought about by the economic downturn. "I'd been noticing...

At the Pulitzer, Gedi Sibony Mixes It Up

When institutions invite artists to curate an exhibition from their collections, they're hoping to shake things up, and get a view of their holdings not bound by the typical divisions of discipline, period or medium that might restrict a more...

Esther Klas

With “Nobody Home,” Esther Kläs’s impressive solo debut at Peter Blum, the German sculptor (b. 1981 in Mainz) became the youngest on the gallery’s roster. Her six works (all 2010 or 2011) recall many other artists but strongly assert her own...

The ADAA Art Show Top 10

The Art Show, the annual event on view this weekend, Mar. 7–11, at the Park Avenue Armory at 67 Street in New York, put on by the Art Dealers Association of America, is nothing more and nothing less than an unapologetic, self-congratulatory...

List Center's Paul Ha is Leading a Boston Renaissance

After nearly a decade at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Paul Ha has returned to the East Coast, as director of MIT's List Visual Arts Center. Ha's peripatetic career previously landed him at New York's White Columns and the Yale...

The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss

This week we check out Suzanne McClelland's word paintings and wacky video installation at Sue Scott, Jim Hodges's glam disco-ball-and-mirror-heavy exhibition at both Gladstone Gallery locations, and Nan Goldin's sensory-overload photos at Matthew...

Roving Eye: Studio Show

In my final installment, I have more of a roving mind than a "roving eye." Writing this column has been an interesting exercise, and the difficulty has been one of selective memory, and of finding time to dedicate to writing about the works and...

Pulitzer Foundation Names Kristina Van Dyke Director

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis has appointed Kristina Van Dyke as its new director. She will assume the post on Nov. 7. Since 2005, she has been at the Menil Collection in Houston, serving as curator for collections and research...

Sculpture Under The Influence

Not that Calder ever sank into obscurity. Pace Gallery has shown his work faithfully since the mid-1980s; his Circus was on seemingly eternal view in the Whitney Museum lobby.

Gianni Jetzer

Gianni Jetzer has been the Director of the Swiss Institute in New York since 2006, and before that he was previously Director of the Neue Kunst Halle St.Gallen. In his tenure at the Swiss Institute he's brought to attention the works of emerging and...

Provisional Painting

Courting risk, favoring the casual, modest and unfinished, a number of painters have determined to pursue the medium's richest promises without submitting to the conventions of mastery. 

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