Art In America

Love Poems: John Giorno around New York

As its title suggests, "Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno" is both a valentine from a sweetheart and an open invitation to explore the legacy of an iconic New York poet.

“Looking Back: The 10th White Columns Annual”

Over the past decade, the art world's calendar has expanded into a far-flung 365-day-a-year whirlwind of openings, talks, performances, fairs and their attendant parties. That's why the locally specific White Columns Annual, a roundup of art seen over...

Nicole Klagsbrun Will Close Gallery

The current Sean Bleuchel show is on view until Apr. 6. The gallery's next show, of work by Ben Durham, will be its last (Apr. 12 through June).

Pour Us Another: Lynda Benglis at the New Museum

Hometown favorite Lynda Benglis was the toast of the Bowery Tuesday night. She started the evening at Salon 94 Freemans to inaugurate her show of functional bronzes, "Fountains," before heading over to the New Museum for the opening of her eponymous...

Public Images Limited: Warhol at MoMA

Formerly the chief curator of Media and Performance Art at MoMA, and currently the Director of MoMA PS1 and MoMA's Chief Curator at Large, Klaus Biesenbach has for the past five years concurrently organized a tour of the exhibition "Andy Warhol:...

Brion Gysin

Museum retrospectives can either serve as tributes to well-known artists or offer reevaluations of under-recognized figures. This survey of some 300 works by Brion Gysin (1916-1986), including paintings, photo-collages, audio pieces, films and a...

John Giorno

LIFE IS A KILLER” isn’t a sign crafted by some backwoods visionary, nor is it graf­fiti scrawled by an urban malcontent on a subway platform. It’s both title and con­tent of a 12-by-12-inch 2009 painting by John Giorno included in “Black Paintings...

The Painted Word

John Giorno's poetry proposes that anywhere you go, you can have an intense physical engagement with words. Since the 1950s, he's framed language with controlled, climactic line breaks and repetition, and an own affirmative speaking voice that, once...

Amateur Afternoon at the X Initiative

After its year-long residency on 22nd Street, X Initiative closes with an uncurated group show, giving New York's under-represented artists free rein to display their work for 24 hours.

Beautiful People

Elizabeth Peyton chooses her subjects for a particular quality of languid sensuality—or endows them with it. Her gracefuly portraits of assorted friends, colleagues and celebrities can be seen in a traveling survey.

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