Art In America

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.

Muntean/Rosenblum

For "The Nemesims," Muntean/Rosenblum have created an elaborate and rather eerie installation that evokes a home depicted in the computer game The Sims. To create a total environment, the Vienna-based artist team plays architect and curator here...

The Americas Dream

The event demonstrated the Tate's strong support outside of Europe, raising more than $2 million.

Dia Acquires Lannan Foundation Works

A group of 30 artworks that have been on loan to Dia:Beacon for a decade, including major pieces by Bruce Nauman, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin and Lawrence Weiner, will remain there and become part of the museum's collection, the museum announced today.

David Platzker Hired as MoMA Curator

Platzker will close Specific Object, the New York bookstore/gallery he founded in 2004, before starting at MoMA on May 15. Specific Object collected and exhibited printed material by Pop, Minimal and Conceptual artists, including Robert Barry,...

Venice Biennale Collateral Events Announced

The ubiquitous Ai Weiwei presents Straight (2012), a project that will use steel reinforcing bars recovered from school buildings that collapsed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. That project is presented by Venice's own Zuecca Project Space.

Attitudes Become Form Once Again, in Venice

"When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013" (June 1-Nov. 24) is organized by independent curator Germano Celant with artist Thomas Demand and architect Rem Koolhaas.

Daniel Buren Has Earned His Stripes

The dealers threw a party for Buren at the tongue-twisting new Bocca di Bacco restaurant, on Ninth Avenue, not only to celebrate the exhibitions but also to mark the 51st wedding anniversary of Buren and his wife, Chantal.

Art Basel Miami Beach Launches Wednesday

ABMB was founded in 2002 under the leadership of Sam Keller as a sister fair to Art Basel, and has grown from an initial roster of 155 galleries to the super-fair with multiplying satellites that we know today.

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