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Time Travelers: Black Quantum Futurism in Philadelphia

The art collective Black Quantum Futurism—Rasheedah Phillips and Camae Ayewa—is creating a different kind of time capsule in North Philadelphia. Under the title Time and Memory in North Philly, they are assembling a vision of life with the residents...

The Beat Spirit of Film: A Robert Frank Retrospective

Robert Frank's film work will be shown at the Brooklyn Academy of Music beginning August 4. A comprehensive series like this one has the potential to shift art-historical narratives. By providing access to work that is rarely screened, it reveals...

Mechanical Glamour

As the Met’s Costume Institute opens an exhibition about the interplay between handmade and mass-produced fashion, Leonardo da Vinci’s sketch for a sequin-making machine evokes a longer historical view of the topic.

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a 1973 film about black vampires; a discussion about re-enacting performance art from the past led by critic Hal Foster; a one-woman show by artist Sophia Cleary;...

“Rituals of Rented Island”

The 1970s was a notoriously unruly decade for art in New York. As the city fell into economic decline, derelict SoHo lofts came alive with diffuse artistic practices that defied categorization, melding dance, theater, performance and music into a...

Space Conditioning: James Turrell and Las Vegas

There are many venues to experience James Turrell's art of light andspace this summer, but comparatively few opportunities to reflect on the importance of place in his work. The Arizona-based artist known for his spectacular installations that promise...

Seth Price

Since the early 2000s, Seth Price has sought to trouble the institutional and commercial boundaries that separate art from other sectors of the economy—a position outlined in his personal manifesto, “Dispersion” (2002), an essay that opens with...

Christie’s Will Offer an Yves Klein Sponge Relief in November

Christie's will auction off Yves Klein's Accord Bleu (Sponge Relief), formerly of the Brooklyn Museum's collection, at its Nov. 14 postwar and contemporary art sale in New York City. Christie's estimates that the relief, made in 1958, will bring...

Yayoi Kusama Pops Up at Louis Vuitton

For the past two days, tourists and locals window-shopping along Greene Street in SoHo have been stopping in their tracks to puzzle over a new Louis Vuitton window display. Who is the stern-faced woman in the neon red wig and kimono, standing amid...

Chamberlain and Malanga Settle Fake 'Warhol' Suit

John Chamberlain has a lot going on these days, with a big show opening next February at the Guggenheim and a show of monumental photo-based works debuting at Steven Kasher Gallery in September. So he must be relieved to have resolved a...

MTV Invites YBAs to Texas for AIDS Auction

This September, MTV commemorates the 30 years that have passed since the outbreak of the AIDS virus with "MTV Re:Define," an art exhibition and auction. Organized by Future Tense, a London-based organization that stages art events and works with...

Q+A: Juergen Teller Brings the Louvre to Berlin

With a camera in both hands, Juergen Teller has descended upon Berlin with a show at the Johann König gallery featuring images of Raquel Zimmerman and Charlotte Rampling at the Louvre. Previously on view at Lehmann Maupin in New York, this traveling...

Society Portrait: George Condo in New York

On Tuesday night, New York's admirers of satirical-style oil painting and drawing convened at the New Museum for "George Condo: Mental States," a survey spanning 30 years. The art world and celebrity fan club that showed up matched the paintings' mix...

Ryan McNamara's Got a New Bag

When we last saw Ryan McNamara, he was clad in silver leggings and learning hip hop dance moves on a stage erected at the top of the stairs at MoMA-PS1. This was the opening of "Greater New York," and the artist was inaugurating a part of his...

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