Art In America

Cold War, Cool Art

A few general ideas about art—particularly American art—and the Cold War have long been in circulation. One is that the new, ostensibly imageless postwar abstraction was essentially apolitical. A later take on the subject was that, whatever the...

Joe Zane

Upon entering Boston artist Joe Zane's exhibition at Carroll and Sons, viewers were greeted by their reflections in a small mirror engraved with the show's title question, "Who should a person be?"

Christopher Williams

Every element of this Christopher Williams retrospective—from the lucid photographs he has made over the past 35 years to the exhibition architecture to the catalogue to the press release—can be considered part of his artistic output. 

The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in Los Angeles: the films of Gordon Matta-Clark at the Mistake Room; a KLF listening session with Oliver Payne at 356 Mission; a looped screening of Nicole Miller's Believing Is...

Mauritshuis, Jewel Box of the Hague, Reopens

No one—from the Mauritshuis's director to fellow journalists attending the press preview last week to Dutch people this writer met in cafés—could resist playing up the Hague museum's track record when it comes to owning celebrated paintings that...

Björk Gets MoMA Retrospective

In 2015 a show dedicated to Icelandic pop star Björk—famous for her genre-straddling solo albums, otherworldly voice and avant-garde fashion choices—will chronicle her 20-year career, starting with material related to her first album, Debut...

Frieze London Gives Artist Award to Mélanie Matranga

Three months before its 12th edition takes place in Regent's Park (Oct. 15-18), Frieze London will announce today the recipient of its inaugural Artist Award. Paris-based Mélanie Matranga will use award, funded by Frieze to support projects by ...

Jamie Stevens Joins CCA Wattis Institute

Jamie Stevens has been appointed curator of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, on the California College of the Arts' campus in San Francisco.  Stevens was formerly the curator of London's Cubitt Gallery, an artist-run nonprofit in...

EXPO Chicago Exhibitor List Revealed

Expo Chicago has announced the exhibitor list for its third outing. Featuring over 130 exhibitors from 17 countries—up slightly from about 120 last year and 100 in its first outing—the fair will take place at the city's Navy Pier Sept....

Picasso Museum Director Dismissed

Anne Baldassari, president of the Picasso Museum in Paris, long under renovation, was dismissed from her post on Tuesday, as reported in the New York Times. The Culture Ministry appointed Jérôme Bouët, a veteran cultural affairs officer, to...

Get Your Tickets to Ai Weiwei’s Alcatraz

Activist artist Ai Weiwei, infamously held by Chinese authorities for 81 days in spring 2011, is bringing his prison experience to an art installation at the former prison at Alcatraz.

Inside Frieze New York with Michelle Grabner

Michelle Grabner—artist, professor, long-time Chicagoan and, most notably these days, one of three curators of the current Whitney Biennial—has a philosophical take on the burgeoning art fair circuit.

Skarstedt Opens in Chelsea with Warhol, Klein

"Yves Klein is one of my favorite European artists, and Warhol is one of the greatest American artists," Skarstedt said. "I always felt that these works would look really good together, and I'm sure Andy looked at Yves Klein when he made his...

Herzog & de Meuron Tapped to Build Vancouver Art Gallery

The site, on city-owned land given to the museum last April, is half a mile from the Vancouver Art Gallery's current home, a former courthouse it has occupied for 30 years. Designs for the new facility will be unveiled in early 2015.

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