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Gwangju Biennale Reveals Artist List

The Gwangju Biennale Foundation has announced the list of artists participating in this year's Gwangju Biennale (Sept. 5-Nov. 9).

Camille Henrot

French artist Camille Henrot provides the standout in the New Museum's slew of new exhibitions, showing a fantastic mix of video, engravings, sculptures and ikebana-style flower arrangements. The latter are based on books from Henrot's library,...

Camille Henrot

"Cities of Ys," organized by Miranda Lash at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), was Camille Henrot's first solo exhibition in the United States.

Manifesta 10 Artists Named

The roster is studded with historical figures, such as Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Henri Matisse, and also includes heavy hitters like Thomas Hirschhorn and younger artists like Klara Liden.

Artist-run Glasgow

Glasgow is famous for artist-run spaces and grassroots initiatives that have been launching and sustaining careers for at least three decades.

MoMA Will Organize its First Sound Art Show

Sound art has had only a limited presence in major American museums, London told A.i.A. in a phone interview, though the 2002 Whitney Biennial did include a section devoted to the medium—"if you can call it a medium," she said.

Venice Biennale Artist List Announced

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, head of exhibitions at New York's New Museum, "The Encyclopedic Palace" is named after a piece by self-taught Italian-American artist Marino Auriti. The work was an architectural model for an imaginary museum that was...

Transcendence and Transformation: Q+A with Bill Viola

Currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, "Bill Viola: Liber Insularum" is a major exhibition that includes 15 installations. The Reflecting Pool (1977–79) is the only early work, but its technique and theme are as current as...

Artists for California-Pacific Triennial Announced

The 32 participating artists hail from 15 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, geographically contextualizing California art and artists within the broader Pacific Rim region. The California-Pacific Triennial is the only ongoing exhibition in the...

Time Is Not Linear: Q+A with Michal Rovner

Rovner is best known for her works that feature unidentifiable human figures in perpetual motion. Sometimes they are her subjects, as in Time Left [2002], where tens of thousands of matchsticks march in an endless circuit of four walls.

Roving Eye: Paris's Many Fences

Early in June, I traveled with much of the art world to Europe to gorge on the buffets of biennials, triennials and quinquennials. Before heading to Kassel and Berlin, I began my trip in Paris to visit "Intense Proximity," the third edition of the...

Spiritual Portraits: Q+A with Francesco Clemente

Francesco Clemente is well known for his endlessly mutating images that draw upon diverse sources and his nomadic lifestyle. In his current exhibition, "Nostalgia/Utopia," at Mary Boone in Chelsea, Clemente suspends time and space with 10 paintings...

Case Studies: Taryn Simon at MoMA

Powerful repetition permeates Taryn Simon's latest work, which comprises 18 "chapters," combinations of image and text framed in varying sizes. Each chapter of "A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters" includes three segments: on the left,...

At Home with Ai Weiwei

A rare in-person chat with the dissident artist provides an intimate glimpse into his beleaguered Beijing life.

Currents in Sculpture Circa 2011

Art in America's critics write their way through the best of 2011. We've asked leaders in the fine arts to highlight the top works in their areas of special focus. Fionn Meade is a curator and writer based in New York. He is a faculty member at the...

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