Art In America

AICA Announces Best Show Awards for 2013

The U.S. chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) has announced its annual best show awards. Eighteen winners and runners-up in nine categories are recognized from among more than 140 finalists proposed by AICA-USA's...

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

The Lush History of the Lower East Side

Lush Life, Richard Price's 2008 novel based on a real unsolved robbery-shooting, is full of all the peculiar inflections of cop talk that made the HBO drama he co-wrote, The Wire, such a hit. Considered by some the Raymond Chandler of our generation,...

Links Out: January 27

This week MoMA purchased the aerial rights that will allow it to build the proposed Jean Nouvel-designed tower, for $14.5 million. That might sounds like a lot (as Christie's reports 24% decline in sales from last year), until you consider the $150...

Tonight: Much Ado About Gabriel Orozco

The tightly edited survey of Gabriel Orozco's major works, on view at MoMA, is an exercise in calculated futility made to illustrate the artist's oft-repeated aim to frustrate, "the expectations of the one who waits to be amazed." What beauty one may...

Setting the Record Straight

The following letter from artist Philip Smith arrived at Art in America' s offices on June 11, 2009.  

From the Archives: Art & AIDS—The Stuff Life Is Made Of

When accounts of American art in the late 1980s and 1990s are written, recurrent themes will emerge: the body, sexual identity, childhood, mortality. And all of them, directly or indirectly, link up to the AIDS pandemic, the protracted medical...

From the Archives: Art after Stonewall (Part I)

In remembrance of the Stonewall Riots that took place on June 26, 1969, catalyzing the modern LGBTQ movement, Holland Cotter spoke to twelve queer artists for our June 1994 issue.

From the Archives: Art after Stonewall (Part II)

In remembrance of the Stonewall Riots that took place on June 26, 1969, catalyzing the modern LGBTQ movement, Holland Cotter spoke to twelve queer artists for our June 1994 issue. "As a direct result of Stonewall, sexual difference has become an area...

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