Art In America

A Beckoning Angst

Living a luxurious life while depicting physical and spiritual destitution, France's Bernard Buffet was both wildly popular and, in some quarters, critically reviled. A recent exhibition in Paris presented him as a painter of surprising complexity. 

Makoto Aida

The photograph accompanying this review looks better than the actual work on the wall. The photograph looks like a painting, and feels like earnest art. The actual work looks flimsy and feels flippant. If it were not for the artist’s reputation...

The Digitized Museum

Introducing A.i.A.’s special issue on museums and digital technology, its organizers reflect on how new electronic devices, new institutional policies and programs, and a new emphasis on access, interactivity, and feedback are altering...

Unknown Makers

Casts and copies once played a key role in education of artists and their public. Will the ever-proliferating, ever-improving images and 3D reproductions made possible by new technology soon become fully legal and critically legitimate?

Jared Madere

Following a solo presentation at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York last year, Jared Madere’s solo gallery debut comprised a selection of discrete objects and photographs (all but one work 2016) that provided a marked contrast to the...

“Picasso Sculpture”

What was sculpture to the protean Picasso? As the current survey at the Museum of Modern Art makes clear, it was a markedly “episodic” pursuit, which resulted in over 600 sculptures and hundreds of ceramics over an eight-decade career, a body of work...

Total Service Artists

In an era of shrinking professional support, many artists are making self-sufficiency, self-evaluation and self-promotion integral parts of their artistic identity and their oeuvre. 

Puppies and Proselytizing: Jeff Koons in Bilbao

"You're probably the only person, aside from me and Jeff, who has seen the show at all three venues," Scott Rothkopf said when I told him that I caught Jeff Koons's retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York last fall, the Centre Pompidou in...

Identity Crisis

This month, A.i.A. examines the creative economy that links contemporary art and graphic design.    

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: Jeff Koons in conversation with Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg at the SVA Theatre; a conversation about period styles with Eric Hu, Lisa Naftolin and Susan...

Anissa Mack

Apparently you can deep-fry Pepsi. This is one thing we learn from the press release for "Deep Deep Pepsi," Anissa Mack's third show with Laurel Gitlen. Printed mirrors, emblazoned with messages like "Deep Deep Deep," "Deep Deep Pepsi" and "Deep Fried...

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 lecture on photographer Garry Winogrand by fellow photographer and essayist Leo Rubinfien, at the Pratt Institute; a launch for a book-length poem by Deanna...

Meyer Vaisman

An artist of Lithuanian Jewish descent born in Caracas, Meyer Vaisman has made a habit of exploring his own complex sense of identity.

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