Art In America

Why Mess With Success?: Art Basel Hong Kong

Other than the new name, the fair (May 23-May 26) stays the course set by founding director Magnus Renfrew, who is now one of three members of Art Basel's executive committee.

Hong Kong Art Fair Erases Borders

Globalism is alive and well in Asia, at least for the next few days. Art HK 12, the fifth edition of the Hong Kong International Art Fair (May 17–20), has presented its May 16 preview crowd of journalists and decked-out VIPs with a one-world vision...

May Auctions Launch with Cezanne and Munch

Sotheby's and Christie's in New York are hoping to find new homes for over a billion dollars' worth of art at their May sales over the next nine days. Despite lagging economies throughout much of the West and perhaps buoyed by rising markets in...

The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss

This week we check out abstract paintings by elder stateswoman Sonia Gechtoff at Nyehaus, Enrico Castellani's monochrome reliefs and installations at Haunch of Venison, and Klara Kristalova's fantastical glazed ceramics at Lehmann Maupin.

Performa Announces Commissions and Premieres

Performa, New York's performance art biennial, has announced additional plans for its fourth edition in November, Performa 11. Simon Fujiwara, Frances Stark, Ming Wong and the team Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler were announced as winners of...

Hedda Sterne's Last Interview

Hedda Sterne was an artist best known for her affiliation with the Abstract Expressionists in the 1950s.  She was the only woman photographed with the group known as "The Irascibles" by Nina Leen for Life Magazine in 1951. The last surviving artist...

Reweaving Sheila Hicks

A long overdue retrospective of the work of Nebraska-born, Paris-based artist Sheila Hicks has just opened at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Philadelphia, the second stop on a three-venue U.S. tour. The 76-year-old artist, hospitable if...

Alice Guy Blaché

How many female film directors can you name? Four? Six? It’s an area of artistic accomplishment that remains overwhelmingly male, despite Kathryn Bigelow’s recent Oscar award for best director, the first for a woman. (Only three have been...

Worlds Enough, and Time: Daniel Birnbaum's Biennale

When the second Triennale di Torino, organized by Daniel Birnbaum and called “50 Moons of Saturn,” opened last November, it triggered intense speculation that the Stockholm-born, Frankfurt-based curator would be offering a sneak preview of his...

Hedda Sterne

A founding member of the New York School and the last surviving painter of its first generation, Hedda Sterne, now 96, discusses many phases of her life and career. Her work is currently on view in a traveling retrospective. 

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