Art In America

Ry Rocklen

One way to humanize a visit to the encyclopedic, often overwhelmingly vast Metropolitan Museum of Art is to make like Ry Rocklen and create clever, DIY-style "replicas" of some of your favorite antiquities. For his exhibition "My Metropolitan," the...

Best of Houston, 2015

Valerie Cassel Oliver is the senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She recently opened an 11-year survey of work by conceptual painter and sound artist Jennie C. Jones. Here, she recalls her top exhibitions and events of 2015 in...

Coney Island Forever

The democratic multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-class hurly-burly of American leisure since the mid-1800s is reflected in a traveling museum exhibition about Coney Island. 

Puppies and Proselytizing: Jeff Koons in Bilbao

"You're probably the only person, aside from me and Jeff, who has seen the show at all three venues," Scott Rothkopf said when I told him that I caught Jeff Koons's retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York last fall, the Centre Pompidou in...

In the Studio: Joan Jonas and Jason Moran

Video and performance pioneer Joan Jonas, this year's U.S. representative at the Venice Biennale, is joined by her four-time collaborator, jazz phenom Jason Moran, to discuss the growth of their free-associative, call-and-respons process.

Photography Curator Dan Leers Walks through the AIPAD Fair

"I've been coming to AIPAD for eight years," said Dan Leers, as he perused this year's exhibitor list at the entrance to the show. Leers, who starts his new job as the curator of photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh at the end of...

Independent or Bust: Braving March Blizzards with Paul Ha

Paul Ha arrived at the Independent (Mar. 5-8) straight from Penn Station, ready to see what kind of work the fair's 50-plus international galleries brought to snowy Chelsea. "I come to art fairs with two goals in mind," he said: "To scout new...

Five Points With Tom di Maria

Tom di Maria has served as the director of the Creative Growth Art Center since 2000. Creative Growth is participating in the Outsider Art Fair, on view at Center 548 in Chelsea (through Feb. 1).

Outsider Art Fair Announces 2015 List, Changes Dates Again

At press time 38 galleries from 23 international cities have signed on; the organizers expect a few more to join in the coming weeks, bringing the total closer to last year's 47. Booth prices range from $6,500 to $15,000, with smaller spaces also...

Portraits of Paradise, From Memory: Nabil Nahas

The new canvases in Nabil Nahas's show "Phoenix Dactylifera," at Ben Brown Fine Arts (through Nov. 14), come from left field, the Lebanese-born artist told A.i.A. via phone recently from his New York studio.

Cold War, Cool Art

Richard Kalina reviews A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and the Art of the Cold War, by John J. Curley.

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. 

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