Art In America

The Repatriation of F$

Reared on the Continent before returning to her US homeland, Jewish socialite Florine Stettheimer used her flamboyant painting and set-design skills to explore the complexity of American identity in the interwar period.

Highlights from the 2017 Guide

Art in America's 2017 Guide to Museums, Galleries, and Artists spotlights the top museum exhibitions of the 2017–18 season. Here, we're sharing a few of the summer shows that are now on view or opening soon. For more, look for the Guide at newsstands,...

Annabeth Rosen

In the last room of Annabeth Rosen's exhibition at PPOW were two astounding ceramic objects, bearing the deadpan titles Bank and Parcel.

Martha Friedman

A lithe male dancer deftly maneuvers a thick cluster of rubber ropes that suspend him from the ceiling of an artist’s studio. He uses the restraints to elevate himself, then drop toward the floor, where a grid of metal hooks presents an ominous risk...

Books: All About Eva

Robert J. Seidman on Eva Hesse’s Diaries, edited by Barry Rosen with Tamara Bloomberg; plus related titles in brief.

Everything Is About To Begin

Visiting the US in 1966 and 1969, Italy’s controversial postwar Renaissance man, Pier Paolo Pasolini, found a rejuvenating energy in his encounters with fellow filmmakers, artists, writers, and activists.

Astrological Weather Report: Sibyl Kempson at the Whitney

Get two rising Aquarians in a room and the conversation doesn't stop flowing. That was the case when I (sun sign Gemini) visited playwright, director and performer Sibyl Kempson (sun sign Leo) in her office at Abrons Arts Center on New York's Lower...

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

It’s hard to overstate Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s influence on art since the 1990s. His extraordinary body of work—emotive, delicate, powerful—simultaneously revived and transformed the legacy of Conceptual art. Julie Ault and Roni Horn, two artists who...

Overview: From The Margins

In a 2009 Tate roundtable discussion, curator Anda Rottenberg, formerly the director of Warsaw’s Zachęta—National Gallery of Art, remarked on the fate of Polish art in the aftermath of 1989, pointedly noting that the wave of enthusiasm for artists...

Armory Show Cofounder Paul Morris Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane

Paul Morris, who directed the Armory Show from 1994 to 2012, revisits the earliest days of the fair, when he bribed a hotel employee with Scotch, scheduled manicure appointments and, per his recollection, had no idea what he was doing.  

Jessica Stockholder

With exuberant, quirky and often kitschy creations, Jessica Stockholder has put a significant stamp on the medium of installation art. The Seattle native moved to Chicago in 2011 to serve as chair of the University of Chicago’s department of visual...

Josiah McElheny

Josiah McElheny has never been content with his widely acknowledged status as a master craftsman in the medium of glass. His approach has been consistently that of an experimental sculptor and installation artist. In “Josiah McElheny: Paintings,” he...

Alina Szapocznikow

In her short career, Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926-1973) forged a visceral language, embracing new materials such as polyester resin and polyurethane foam to render forms that conveyed the human body as distorted and fragmented, yet also as a...

Josiah McElheny

Despite titling his show simply "Paintings," Josiah McElheny has not abandoned his interested in architecture and design, nor his reliance on glass as a sculptural material. The gallery's press release explains McElheny's paintings' rather complex...

“Everythings”

An apt title for an exhibition with a post-Internet sensibility, "Everythings" suggests the infinite multiplication of both information and objects in the world. The three featured Millennial artists—Hayden Dunham, Parker Ito and Timur...

Kay Rosen on Fischli and Weiss

As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (A.i.A.'s August issue), we preview the 2014-15 season of museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and...

Stan VanDerBeek

Stan VanDerBeek was plugged in to the tribal rhythms of McLuhan's global village. Gene Youngblood, who coined the term "expanded cinema," wrote that the artist possessed "visionary insight into the cultural and psychological implications of the...

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