Art In America

From the Archives: Transmodern Yoko

In A.i.A.'s February 2002 Issue, critic J.W. Mahoney delved into Yoko Ono's evasion of artistic categories through the lens of the works selected for her touring retrospective, "Yes Yoko Ono."

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. 

Ger van Elk, 1941-2014

Pioneering Dutch Conceptual artist Ger van Elk died on Sunday at 73. Born in Amsterdam in 1941, van Elk gained international note in the 1960s through his inclusion in seminal group exhibitions such as "Op Losse Schroeven" at the Stedelijk Museum...

Edward Leffingwell, 1941-2014

Edward Leffingwell, curator, writer and former Brazil correspondent for A.i.A., 72, died on Aug. 5 from cardiac arrest after a long illness. Working in New York and Los Angeles, Leffingwell organized contemporary and modern art exhibitions at...

Matthew Barney

Epic and outlandish, Matthew Barney's new film River of Fundament (2014) is in some ways his most accessible and engaging work. However, it isn't exactly entertaining in the sense of a typical movie-going experience. 

Vanishing Artist

On July 9, 1975, Bas Jan Ader (Bastiaan Johan Christiaan Ader), the Dutch-born, Los Angeles-based Conceptual artist whose work encompassed photography, film and performance art, embarked from Chatham, Mass., on a solo voyage across the North Atlantic.

Brand Minimalism

The organizer of a quietly daring Chicago exhibition recalls how, decades ago, he suggested an analogy between commercial design and the era's most formally rigorous art.

Paint by Numbers: Suzanne McClelland

In a spate of exhibitions featuring recent paintings, photographs and videos, Suzanne McClelland explores the power of numbers as a motif.

Dieter Meier

Can conceptual art be funny? The Dieter Meier retrospective, the first in Switzerland for this Swiss artist who was born in 1945, suggested that it can.

Genzken’s Anarchic Objects

Through surprising shifts in scale, Isa Genzken conflates buildings with bodies and consumer culture with war.

Inside the Art Bars

Bars have been as essential to the New York art world as its galleries and museums. Eleven artists reflect on the downtown institutions where creative inspiration could flow as freely as the drinks.  

Susanne Ghez Hired as Adjunct Curator, Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago has hired Susanne Ghez, former executive director and chief curator of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, as adjunct curator in the department of contemporary art. Her appointment is effective...

Seth Siegelaub, 1941-2013

  Curator, gallery owner, theorist, textile scholar and collector Seth Siegelaub died, age 71.

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