Art In America

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.

Nalini Malani

Nalini Malani's installation In Search of Vanished Blood (2012), titled after a poem by the revolutionary Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, was the spellbinding centerpiece of her first solo exhibition at Lelong's New York branch. 

Cai Jin

Those who knew Cai Jin's work from New York (where she lived from 1997 to 2007) no doubt would have done a double take on entering her recent Beijing exhibition. 

Whitfield Lovell

Whitfield Lovell's works present nuanced portrayals of anonymous African-Americans by combining detailed drawings, based on old found photographs, with evocative vintage objects. Lovell, who was born in 1959 in the Bronx, regularly scours flea...

Creativity and Commerce

The relationship between creativity and commerce has always been vexed—perhaps never more so than today.

21c Hotel Launches in Bentonville

21c Museum Hotel, a boutique hotel-cum-museum that opened its first location in 2006, in Louisville, Ky., has now come to Bentonville, Ark. The spacious, minimalist structure is designed by New York-based Deborah Berke Partners and is a stone's...

Peter Rogiers

In his first New York solo, the Belgian artist Peter Rogiers (b. 1967) presented five large-scale sculptures, strange creatures that skitter between the animal and vegetal, abstract and representational.

Jeanne Jaffe

Although the mingling of art and text is by now commonplace, Philadelphia-based sculptor and installation artist Jeanne Jaffe coupled the mediums with particular theatricality in her recent solo show. Titled "Four Quartets," it was dedicated to...

Conceptual Abstraction

"Conceptual Abstraction," curated by Pepe Karmel and Joachim Pissarro-on a suggestion by artist Valerie Jaudon and with the help of dealer Carroll Janis-was a 21-year reunion of sorts, and a 21-gun salute to abstraction and painting.

Joshua Neustein

First, you saw—or sort of saw—Big Little Dollhouse (2010), an arrangement of overlaid geometric shapes that suggest painting in process.

Yale University Art Gallery Reopens to Acclaim

The biggest architectural intervention was the connecting of three contiguous buildings—the neo-Gothic Street Hall of 1866; the Italianate Old Yale Art Gallery of 1928; and the magnificent 1953 modernist building of Louis Kahn—to create a single...

Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems’s first retrospective, “Three Decades of Photography and Video,” curated by Kathryn E. Delmez, is an engrossing, overdue look at an artist whose name is often better known than her work, with the exception of her acclaimed series...

Charles Hinman

New York-based 80-year-old artist Charles Hinman debuted in New York in a group show at the blue-chip midtown Sidney Janis gallery in 1964.

Liu Ye's Bamboo Modernism

Beijing-based artist Liu Ye is in New York to finish painting his ultra-refined nine-part Bamboo Bamboo Broadway in situ at Sperone Westwater for his show of the same name [opens Sept. 6].  The title riffs on a Mondrian favorite, Broadway...

Los Carpinteros

The Cuban duo Los Carpinteros (Marco Antonio Castillo Valdés and Dagoberto Rodríguez Sánchez) brought large installations to the grand Sala Molinos (6,800 square feet, 30-foot ceilings) of the Faena Arts Center, a new contemporary art venue in Buenos...

Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith Are Not Afraid of Ghosts

"Streaming Spirits" is the evocative title of a show of new prints by Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond organized by curator Crista Cloutier at Galerie Pfriem at the Savannah College of Art and Design's Lacoste, France, campus [through Sept. 1]. The...

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