Art In America

Nathan Mabry

When done well, the mash-up casts a critical eye on its constituent elements by way of smart juxtapositions, while simultaneously generating its own hybrid aesthetic.

Theory and Matter

In the early 1970s, the French group Supports/Surfaces produced some of the era's most radical art in a seemingly unlikely medium. Today, their unstretched, semi-sculptural paintings speak to a whole new generation.

Hammer Announces Winners of $150,000 in “Made in L.A.” Awards

Los Angeles's Hammer Museum has tapped Alice Könitz's project, the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA); Magdalena Suarez Frimkess and Michael Frimkess; and Jennifer Moon for its "Made in L.A. 2014" awards. All are included in the second iteration of...

Richard D. Marshall, 1947-2014

New York-based curator, art consultant and art historian Richard D. Marshall died unexpectedly on Aug. 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 67. The cause of his death has not yet been determined. Since 2003, Marshall was curator of The Lever...

Jennifer Wynne Reeves, 1963-2014

Abstract painter Jennifer Wynne Reeves died Sunday, June 22 at 51 from brain cancer. Born in Royal Oak, Mich., the artist had lived in New York State for nearly 20 years. Her works combined painted abstractions with bits of things—wire, hair,...

Gwangju Biennale Announces Partial Artist Roster

Celebrating the "hedonism of sound and movement," curator Jessica Morgan, formerly chief curator of Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, has gathered over 100 international artists from more than 35 countries.

Anne Doran

Anne Doran's constellation-like arrangements of fragmented photos on honeycomb aluminum could be seen as time capsules of the moment before the Internet changed our daily lives. Yet her muscular work also comments perceptively on what those changes...

Samara Golden

In the macabre comedy Being John Malkovich, the protagonist discovers a small door in his office that turns out to be a gateway into the mind of actor/filmmaker John Malkovich, and then gives people access to it for a fee.

Matthew Brandt

Matthew Brandt's hands-on experiments in the darkroom transcend sheer novelty and contend with the nature of photography as described by Roland Barthes.

“Made in LA” Artists Announced for 2014 Biennial

Los Angeles's Hammer Museum has announced the name of the 35 artists who will be participating in its second Made in L.A. biennial. Focusing on artists working in the Los Angeles area, the exhibition will run June 15-Sept. 7.

Brenna Youngblood

Rising young artist Brenna Youngblood's latest exhibition at Honor Fraser consisted of 10 mixed-medium paintings and a found-object installation (all 2013).

Mark Leckey

In the first room of Mark Leckey's exhibition at the Hammer Museum hangs a small poster that could easily be overlooked in favor of the videos, scintillating grids, LED screens and cardboard sculptures that glow, flicker and sing for our attention.

Ruscha Archive to Ransom Center

Los Angeles-based artist Edward Ruscha's archive now belongs to the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin.

Currying Favor: Subodh Gupta’s Performa Dinner Party

This year, Performa commissioned Subodh Gupta—a New Delhi-based artist known for his sculptures and installations incorporating metal food vessels (spirelike stacks of brass pots, enormous bundles of traditional steel lunchboxes)—to plan a...

Nina Schwanse

In "Hold It Against Me: The Veronica Compton Archive," Nina Schwanse effectively blurred the lines between artist and subject as well as between fact and fiction by stepping into the shoes of the eponymous convicted criminal. 

Artists Selected for 2013 deCordova Biennial

The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass., has selected 21 New England-based artists and collaboratives for the 2013 deCordova Biennial (Oct. 9, 2013-Apr. 13, 2014). The artists comprise a mix of sculptors, filmmakers and performance...

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