Art In America

They, The People

Populist political movements have gained strength in recent years, but for whom, exactly, are they speaking?

Alexander Calder

The appreciation of any aural nuances in Calder's constructions requires neutral acoustics at the very least.

Up Close 2016: Detroit

In 2016 we launched the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Art in America Arts Writing Fellowships, a joint project designed to foster art and culture writing in cities throughout the US. For our September issue, fellowship recipient Lynn Crawford wrote...

The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events in Los Angeles this week: a panel on Octavia E. Butler at LFLA; a screening of Smithereens at Cinefamily; an opening of film work by Mariah Garnett at Ltd Los Angeles; a projection performance by...

Greer Lankton

“Love Me,” the first New York survey of work by the late artist Greer Lankton, was a tour de force of resolve organized in collaboration with Lankton’s former husband, Paul Monroe. Two years in the making, it represented a vital contribution to the...

Scott Benzel

The Beach Boys apparently recorded a song written by Charles Manson. Nike reportedly designed (but never produced) sneakers inspired by the fact that the members of the Heaven's Gate religious group all wore its footwear when they committed mass suicide.

Ryan Lauderdale / Jessica Sanders

Differing in process and materials, Ryan Lauderdale and Jessica Sanders make for a fruitful pairing in this two-person exhibition. Lauderdale mines the Internet for images he calls "dead objects," which he then re-creates as freestanding and wall-hung...

Those ’70s Shows: An Interview with Jay Sanders

Curated by Jay Sanders, "Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970-1980" (Oct. 31, 2013-February 2014) presents the work of 20 artists from this era, some canonical figures like Vito...

Joanna Malinowska In The Studio

Born in Gdynia, Poland, in 1972, Malinowska came to the U.S. in 1994. Attending Rutgers University, she majored in art but was also keenly interested in cultural anthropology, which has proved to be important to her subsequent work. After...

Elisabeth Sussman Wins Bard Curatorial Award

Among Sussman's recent projects are cocurating the 2012 Whitney Biennial with Jay Sanders, and the show "Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective," which finished its tour this year at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and won the International Association...

ICI Awards Emerging Curators

The winners were selected by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of Serpentine Gallery, London, from a field of 15 candidates who were nominated by 15 international curators.

Jay Sanders Appointed Whitney Curator

Following his work as co-curator of the 2012 Whitney Biennial, Jay Sanders has been appointed a full-time curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Sanders will be the institution's first curator to specialize in performance arts.

Artnet Magazine to Cease Publication

Artnet.com magazine is ceasing publication, according to an internal memo sent by editor Walter Robinson and obtained by A.i.A. The e-mail noted that this includes all three of its sites, serving readers in America, France and Germany, and that the...

Peculiar and Personal at the Whitney Biennial

"One of the most peculiar galaxies known, this strange system seems to be ejecting material with explosive violence." The description appears in a vintage astronomy book from which Berkeley-based conceptual artist Lutz Bacher has torn 84...

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