Art In America

What's Out There? A Whitney Biennial Preview

Since 1932, the Whitney Museum of American Art's biannual survey of contemporary art has been one of its most reliably exciting shows, due to its patronage of young talentand yearbook effect of collective memory. Sometimes sheltered under an umbrella...

Dramatic Witness: The Art of Omer Fast

It would not be amiss to think Omer Fast's work a touch Jungian, by way of Freud. The subject matter of his interview-based video work broaches the collective unconscious of cultural memory, and ranges from the politically potent to the more or less...

Modernism After Marinetti

On American Thanksgiving last week, a number of leading British intellectuals gathered under the aegis of the Tate Britain to discuss a different sort of historical legacy to which contemporary culture is indebted, if ambiguously grateful for. Two...

Yuksel Arslan

Yüksel Arslan was born to working class parents in Istanbul in 1933, at the height of Kemal Atatürk's secular modernizing regime. It was a relatively fertile pocket of time for Turkish national development, during which the rest of Europe was enmeshed...

In Conversation: Danica Dakic Takes Off Masks

When Danica Dakic (abandoned her architectural studies in Bosnia to focus on art, it wasn't the last time she would engage in producing spatial experiences. A former student of Nam June Paik, Dakic's complex film, media, and material installations...

Around the Water Cooler at THE OFFICE's Far-Flung Performances

It's a simple enough concept for short-term, self-initiated, urban-specific art projects: find an empty storefront and put something in it. In post-industrial places, an empty warehouse or abandoned house will do, too. Because the curatorial program...

Keeping the Hope

Imagine stumbling into a room suffused with faces-winking, chins held erect or cocked to one side, a stray lock of hair tucked behind an ear, eyebrows neatly groomed or akimbo, laughter piercing pursed lips, a measured hazel gaze. All are disembodied,...

Dark Night of the Soul: New Photographs by David Lynch

There is something about electronic music that lends itself to cinematic interpretation. Since the advent of the music video, ambient sound and visual imagery have proven especially copacetic. Modes of production, the use of collage and montage and...

Good Sport: Liam Gillick Takes On the German Pavilion

The art world's Olympics started this weekend in Venice. The journey to the Giardini itself can be a marathon of epic proportions (water hazards and all) but even with some measure of financial restraint, the game is still on.

Breakthrough in Berlin

Now in its fifth year, Berlin's Gallery Weekend kicked off last Friday in a pseudo-ritualistic spring awakening for the much-hyped art scene here.

You Are the Weather: Roni Horn aka Roni Horn

This month, the Tate Modern's third floor galleries (in which the museum's latest contemporary acquisitions are arranged, thematically) are chock full of Arte Povera works by Greek artist Jannis Kounnelis and small clusters of equally...

In Praise of Shadows

"In Praise of Shadows," the current exhibition at Istanbul Modern curated by Paolo Colombo, explores the rich, form-revealing cast of the shadow in contemporary art.

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