Art In America

Shanghai Synergy

While Europe and the US continue to regard contemporary Chinese art with skepticism, curators and collectors in China now foster a dynamic mix of Eastern and Western works, as the current Shanghai Biennale and its often glitzy attendant events testify.

Chou Yu-Cheng

Chou Yu-Cheng (b. 1976) has become known for an administrative brand of conceptualism inspired by European strategies like relational aesthetics. For the 2010 installation TOA Lighting, for instance, the Taipei-based artist, who did his graduate work...

Carl Cheng

If you believe the clichés, Los Angeles is a place for relentless innovation and personal reinvention. But over the past few years, the Southern California art scene has made its mark by reexamining its past. From the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time...

Daily Reading: Artist Ebooks from Badlands Unlimited

Badlands Unlimited has a stated interest in publishing “books in an expanded field.” The press’s idea of an expanded field can be understood literally, and even modestly, as encompassing anything that could potentially be defined as a book. It’s not a...

SESC_Videobrasil

Founded in 1983 by current chief curator Solange O. Farkas, Videobrasil began as a showcase for Brazilian experiments in video, television and other new media. In the early 1990s, the organization began building a permanent collection and partnered...

Bodies in the Expanded Field: Animation at the Hirshhorn

“I am the mouth that produces waves,” intones a disembodied pair of lips, half-submerged in a rippling lagoon. “My words are the vibrations that produce waves of pressure and displacement.” When visitors enter the basement galleries of the Hirshhorn...

Shanghai Biennale Reveals China at a Crossroads

Shanghai changes so quickly, it's impossible to keep up. Marked everywhere by rustic-seeming bamboo scaffolding, the coastal metropolis is a constant sponge for China's rural residents, turning it into an ever-expanding behemoth—one of the largest...

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: artists will activate Sam Moyer's stark Rachel Uffner Gallery show with a series of lively performances; a panel discussion on the "sharing economy" at the New...

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: a panel discussion on big data and photography at Aperture; a dance performance at the Whitney Biennial; contemporary art conservation guru in conversation at the...

Migrating Forms: An Interview with the Curators

The annual Migrating Forms film and video festival kicked off on Wednesday with the U.S. premiere of Ryan Trecartin's Venice Biennale hit, Junior War, Comma Boat, CENTER JENNY, Item Falls (2013). The event continues (through Dec. 17) with a wide...

Freak Out

The dominant aesthetic of "Freak Out," exemplified by the work of Tim Eastman and George Rippon, is as fussy, meticulous and inventive with materials as possible while still credibly maintaining a shrugged-off feel. Seemingly banal imagery carries a...

A Chinese Biennale?

Based solely on numbers, this year's Venice Biennale could be regarded—with only slight exaggeration—as a giant survey of contemporary Chinese art with some Western work mixed in for balance.

Why Mess With Success?: Art Basel Hong Kong

Other than the new name, the fair (May 23-May 26) stays the course set by founding director Magnus Renfrew, who is now one of three members of Art Basel's executive committee.

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