Art In America

Katherine Bradford

Often little more than daubs and smears, the miniature figures populating the textured expanses of Katherine Bradford’s recent paintings seem as though they might at any moment melt back into the once-formless substance that constitutes them. The...

Between Worlds

Painter and sculptor Joaquín Torres-García left his native Uruguay for 40 years, absorbing radical new art in Europe and the U.S., before returning home in 1934 to advocate for a School of the South, a distinct Latin American movement.

Robert Berlind (1938-2015)

Painter and longtime Art in America contributor Robert Berlind died on December 17, 2015. He was 77. Throughout his 50-year career, Berlind produced an expansive body of work, mostly landscapes rooted in observation and memory.

Rebecca Morris

In their visual convolutions, the compelling canvases in Rebecca Morris’s exhibition “Rose Cut” allude to the title, which she adopted from the rose-like, multifaceted style of diamond that appears in her engagement ring. The show smacked of a campy...

“Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957”

The deeply researched exhibition “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, co-organized by Helen Molesworth and Ruth Erickson, gives a measure of clarity to a cultural force long felt if never...

Transformation and Becomings: An Interview with A.K. Burns

A.K. Burns, an artist known for collaborative working methods, queer-feminist activism and intuitive processes, premieres A Smeary Spot at Participant Inc. (Sept. 13-Oct 18). The non-narrative video installation, which she calls a poetic manifesto,...

Going Underground: An Interview with Simone Leigh

Simone Leigh's Free People's Medical Clinic (FPMC) was originally a community-based art commission for "Funk, God, Jazz and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn," a collaboration between Creative Time and the Weeksville Heritage Center. Here, the artist...

Roni Horn

A thoughtful symmetry governed Roni Horn's recent show at Hauser & Wirth in Chelsea, where she presented six new drawings in a central room of the gallery, creating both a spatial buffer and a conceptual bridge between two multipart sculptures that...

Philadelphia Museum Receives Major Contemporary Art Gift

Works by Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Gerhard Richter and Steve McQueen figure in a major gift announced yesterday by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Collectors Keith L. and Katherine Sachs have promised 97 artworks from their renowned...

Haris Epaminonda

Shot in Cyprus on 16mm film, Haris Epaminonda's Chapters (2013) is divided into four hour-long sections projected simultaneously, each on a separate screen.

Ab-Ex Dada

At New York's Stable Gallery in 1953, Marcel Duchamp examined a wooden container studded with iron spikes and containing four loose stones.

Aggro Crag

TV geeks and children of the ‘90s will recognize that the title of this group show of 10 New York-based painters evokes the Nickelodeon game show "Guts". In the final event, contestants had to race to the top of an artificial mountain (the Aggro...

Yevgeniya S. Baras

Yevgeniya S. Baras is a contemporary painter and cofounder of Regina Rex Gallery and Bull and Ram Gallery, both in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Danh Vo Channels Martin Wong at the Guggenheim

Lining the walls in the fifth-floor gallery that houses the show are shelves and display cases containing a riot of objects: tchotchkes, paintings, scrolls, books, a novelty lamp in the shape of a hamburger, salt-and-pepper shakers and ceramic...

Meaty Abstraction at the Hole

Named for the age-old mealtime question aboard transatlantic flights, the exhibition was curated by Jesper Elg, co-founder and director of V1 Gallery, in Copenhagen, which has exhibited forceful work by several of the artists in the show, including...

Yale University Art Gallery Reopens to Acclaim

The biggest architectural intervention was the connecting of three contiguous buildings—the neo-Gothic Street Hall of 1866; the Italianate Old Yale Art Gallery of 1928; and the magnificent 1953 modernist building of Louis Kahn—to create a single...

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