Art In America

Everything Is Illuminated: Your Guide to the Biennale

The Venice Biennale is once again upon us, inaugurating the summer art-travel season, with its seemingly endless parade of official exhibitions, unofficial exhibitions, brunches, lunches, champagne brunches, champagne lunches, dinners, after-parties...

Art for Troubleshooters: 7 on 7 at the New Museum

How long does it take to come up with a new idea? The New Museum thinks 24 hours should just about do it. Rhizome, the New Museum's online affiliate for technology-based artistic practices, launched Seven on Seven in 2009. This past weekend saw the...

Now or Newer

As Claire Bishop indicated in her introduction to the "The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models" conference from March 10–13, ours is a moment dominated by what curator Nina Möntmann has called the "corporate turn" in...

The Case of Ana Mendieta

25 years ago, on September 8, 1985, celebrated feminist body artist Ana Mendieta fell 34 floors to her death from the window of her Greenwich Village apartment. The only other person with her at the time was her husband of only eight months, prominent...

Literary Society

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster's ten-month solo exhibition, "chronotopes & dioramas," commissioned by the Dia Art Foundation and on view at Manhattan's Hispanic Society, concluded Sunday. Located in a medium-sized gallery within the former Museum of the...

Light Shows and the Fluxus Cab Driver: Jeffrey Perkins, Part II

Nicknamed "the Fluxus cabdriver" by Nam June Paik, Jeffrey Perkins is an artist and filmmaker who has worked in relative obscurity for over four decades, having collaborated in the 1960s with Fluxus artists including George Maciunas, Yoko Ono, and...

Light Shows and the Fluxus Cab Driver: Jeffrey Perkins, Part I

Nicknamed "the Fluxus cabdriver" by Nam June Paik, Jeffrey Perkins is an artist and filmmaker who has worked in relative obscurity for over four decades, having collaborated in the 1960s with Fluxus artists including George Maciunas, Yoko Ono, and...

Tino Sehgal Presents a Work in Progress

In a lecture at the 2005 Frieze Art Fair, art historian Thomas Crow presented an insightful inquiry into the critical implications inherent in the relationship between works of art and the architecture they inhabit. In particular, he examined the...

Crowd Control: The Art of Artur Zmijewski

A group of naked men and women play a game of tag in a former Nazi gas chamber; a choir of deaf-mute youths "sing" a Bach cantata in a church; a unit of nude Polish army guards practices a military drill in a ballet studio. Warsaw-based artist Artur...

The Collectors: Elmgreen & Dragset's Danish and Nordic Pavilions

"Ingar [Dragset] and I like simple ideas," explained Michael Elmgreen of the artist duo, Elmgreen & Dragset at the Danish and Nordic Pavilions' opening ceremony at this year's Venice Biennale. "When we came to the Giardini, we looked at the Nordic...

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