Art In America

Artists First: Around Skulptur Projekte Münster

Skulptur Projekte Münster has changed quite radically since its initial incarnation. It's much more eclectic, encompassing sculpture but also performance, sound art, video, and other mediums. Yet it remains focused on artists, and committed to...

Teresita Fernández

Among the fascinating aspects of Teresita Fernández’s probing, landscape-themed exhibition, titled “Fire (America),” was her use of natural materials: clay, fire, charcoal, and paper.

The Artist’s Sake: Christine Macel’s Venice Biennale

Christine Macel's primary intention for the fifty-seventh edition of the Venice Biennale, which she has titled "Viva Arte Viva," becomes apparent as soon as you enter the Central Pavilion in the Giardini.  

Nicolás Consuegra

The new works in Consuegra’s recent show there (all 2016) involve everyday objects that have morphed into novel configurations and taken on new identities. Two exquisite furniture sculptures, for which Consuegra collaborated with local craftspeople,...

Slavs and Tatars

Founded in 2006, Slavs and Tatars is an international collective whose eclectic work focuses on the vast, multiethnic portion of Eurasia that lies, according to the artists, “east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China.”

Sea Change: Katharina Grosse in the Rockaways

Early in her career as an abstract painter, German artist Katharina Grosse made a risky shift in her work. She exchanged her paintbrush for a spray gun and air compressor and moved off the canvas to paint, and wildly transform, architectural elements:...

Cao Fei

While viewers of Cao Fei’s excellent survey exhibition will be familiar with myriad products manufactured in China, it’s likely that few will have considered, beyond a vague inkling of anonymous workers toiling away in distant factories, who actually...

Robert Smithson

James Cohan Gallery opened its new space on the Lower East Side with an exhibition of seldom-seen drawings and sculptural assemblages made by Robert Smithson between 1963 and 1964, several years before he produced his renowned earthworks and...

Maureen Gallace

In comparison with numerous nearby exhibitions featuring sizable, attention-grabbing works, Maureen Gallace’s show of 12 small, oil-on-panel landscapes and seascapes was a refreshing, deeply compelling anomaly.

Sarah Sze

“Art is the path of the creator to his work,” New Englander Ralph Waldo Emerson declared in “The Poet,” his 1844 essay on writing and artistry. This focus not on finished artworks but on process and discovery seems especially pertinent for New...

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

Rasdjarmrearnsook’s background is in printmaking and sculpture, but in the late 1990s she began making videos and films, including her internationally acclaimed works featuring corpses. 

Ann Cathrin November Høibo

Ann Cathrin November Høibo, an idiosyncratic and refreshingly eccentric young Norwegian, is garnering international attention for her offbeat sculptures and paintings utilizing weaving, fabric, dangling string and cords, rubber bands, various found...

Montreal Biennale

An exhibition with four curators, an artistic director-Sylvie Fortin-who came on board relatively late, and a mission to combine local Quebec, Canadian and international artists could easily be a patchwork affair. 

Neo Rauch

  In the June 2010 issue of Art in America, Gregory Volk described Neo Rauch's paintings as "scruffy and elegant, cartoonish and old masterish, forthright and enigmatic"-a characterization that still applies to the Leipzig-born artist's idiosyncratic...

Hubbard and Birchler

Marfa, Tex., is the perfect setting for this exhibition of Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler's excellent trilogy of Texas-based, movie-themed videos: Grand Paris Texas (2009), Movie Mountain (Méliès), 2011, and now Giant (2014), commissioned by...

Lothar Baumgarten

For 18 months, between 1978 and 1980, Lothar Baumgarten, then in his mid-30s, ventured into the remote upper Orinoco Delta region of Venezuela. 

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