Art In America

Young Incorporated Artists

With slick corporate identities and digital media savvy, emerging artists are mimicking—all too closely—established forms of cultural power. 

Reframing the Debt Debate with BFAMFAPhD

A public reappraisal of the Masters of Fine Arts degree--its affordability, its promises and its alternatives--has picked up momentum over the past few months. While MFAs are increasingly viewed as the ticket to showing at galleries and obtaining...

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

Jay-Z Serenades the Art World

The track proclaims the rapper's desire for glitzy art along with other gratifications of the senses: "I just want a Picasso, in my casa / No, my castle / I'm a hassa, no I'm an asshole / I'm never satisfied, can't knock my hustle / I want a...

Museum of Everything Brings Carlo Zinelli to Venice

An Italian artist who grew up a mere 70 miles from Venice may be one of the unanticipated stars of this year's Biennale. Little known outside of Europe, Carlo Zinelli (1916-1974) will have his Venice debut thanks to the Museum of Everything (MoE),...

Mark Flood

During the 1980s, Houston-based Mark Flood worked in relative obscurity, creating violent and frequently pornographic artworks which express an antipathy toward com- mercial culture that is perhaps best summed up by the name he gave his...

Artnet Magazine Remembered at Haunch of Venison

Amidst heavy rains at the end of a muggy day in New York, dozens of art scribes gathered at Chelsea's Haunch of Venison gallery to honor Artnet.com's magazine. The German company, which provides a popular art market database, abruptly discontinued...

MoMA Spiffs Up Contemporary Art Galleries

Contemporary art recently got a fresh look in the Museum of Modern Art's second-floor galleries. Spanning the 1980s to today and for the first time representing a collaboration by all seven curatorial departments, the reinstallation includes about...

Take Your Vitamins: Phaidon's P2 By the Numbers

Phaidon's Vitamin P, a 2002 survey of contemporary painting, is the publisher's best-selling contemporary art title, so it made sense to expect a sequel. New this month is the latest in the "Vitamin" series: Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in...

Ali G With an MFA: Q+A With Hennessy Youngman

The latest phenomenon to sweep the Internet is the "Art Thoughtz" videos of a young Philadelphia man who goes by the name Hennessy Youngman. His moniker combines references to Henny Youngman, "the king of the one-liners" (originator of "take my...

Roving Eye: Dan Cameron's Week in Review

Sometimes art is most meaningful when you least expect. If you'd told me a month ago that the most engaging encounters I would soon have with art would be connected to institutions of higher learning, I might have just rolled my eyes.Yet a few days...

Hide/Seek Protest in New York

"Ants in my pants, fire in my belly," chanted critic Jerry Saltz, with an estimated 500 artists, curators, activists, and gay and lesbian supporters on Sunday afternoon. The collective chant voiced response to the removal of a truncated version of the...

What Doesn't Work, Saves

This season Bravo introduces a reality television series, Work of Art, billed as a contest to find the "next great artist." The show collects 14 trained and untrained participants, all of whom responded to a call for submissions by submitting zany...

Lives of the Artists and Let's See

During the third quarter of the 20th century, the New Yorker—characterized by intellectual assurance, cultural breadth and refreshing clarity—played a central role in defining late modern taste. Affiliated writers such as Whitney Balliett, Arlene...

Andrew Roth

Since 1999, Andrew Roth has run his eponymous gallery and bookseller on the Upper East Side. In so doing he's demonstrated how print media and overcome the neighborhood's less than diverse foot traffic. In the era of the Internet, why books? "Because...

800 Words With Alexandre Singh

I first met Alexandre Singh while working as The Unreliable Tour Guide at the 2006 Whitney Biennial. Friends suggested I stay in the converted factory in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where he lives and works. A vast single-story unit on an industrial...

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