Art In America

Surreal Cairo

In Egypt during World War II, a large group of artists embraced the international Surrealist movement, creating locally inflected artworks and manifestos fully abreast of Western aesthetics and theory.

Back to School: Re-creating Black Mountain College

Black Mountain College has long been considered by many to be the birthplace of the American avant-garde. Today, interest in the legendary school, which operated from 1933 to 1957, seems at an all-time high. With the rise of MFA programs and the...

Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik has been described as the "father of video art," but the medium-specific moniker obscures his broader fascination with how technologies alter our bodies and our perceptions.

Lou Reed, 1942-2013

Lou Reed died Sunday, Oct. 27, from liver disease. He was 71.

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...

The NeoLucida: Artists Revive an Old Master Tool

When artists Pablo Garcia and Golan Levin launched their latest Kickstarter project on May 7, aiming to raise money to produce an updated camera lucida, the $30 NeoLucida, their big hope was to attract 500 backers before June. By midmorning on the...

Ai Wei Wei Magazines Fly Off the Shelves

"The magazine was produced with accessibility rather than profit in mind. The goal was to cover the cost of production," stated Deborah Horowitz, director of curatorial administration and publications at the Hirshhorn.

Nam June Paik: Preserving the Human Televisions

Standing behind the 1986 video sculpture Family of Robot: Hi-Tech Baby, Associate curator Michael Mansfield turns it on from his smartphone. It's one of the robots in the exhibition "Nam June Paik: Global Visionary," open through Aug. 11 at...

Thomas Dane Opens Second London Space

On Oct. 10, London's Thomas Dane Gallery will open a second London space just a minute's walk from the current gallery in St James's. The opening is timed to the annual Frieze Art Fair. The new addition has a large storefront opposite Christie's...

The Unsettling Mark

A celebrated painter recalls his New York Studio School days and the cryptic, mind-bending dicta of Ab-Ex veteran Milton Resnick. 

Hunk and Moo Give Collection to Stanford University

Stanford University has scored a major gift from the much sought-after collection of the Bay Area's Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, affectionately known as Hunk and Moo. The couple, along with their daughter Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, built up...

Mark Leckey, Spectacular Teacher

In the last several years, English artist Mark Leckey has shifted from video art to increasingly performance-based practice. Leckey, a professor of film studies at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt, cites his experience teaching for the change in...

Weekly Bulletin

In her weekly round-up Alexandra Peers sees blood-letting, and a favorable report from one dealer in Berlin.

Words For Art

Did Conceptual artists usher art into the realm of language (or language into the realm of art) or, on the contrary, did the fact that art had already become linguistic allow certain artists to invent a practice that could be called Conceptual art?

From the Archives: In the Neighborhood of Art

A.i.A.'s May 2015 issue focuses on the Whitney Museum of American Art as it inaugurates its new building, designed by Renzo Piano, in New York's Meatpacking District. As reviews roll in about Piano's latest structure, we've delved into our archives to...

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