Art In America

Peter Voulkos

Peter Voulkos (1924–2002) studied traditional pottery, but as this show focusing on his early years reveals, he quickly tossed the rulebook aside. By the mid-1950s, his accomplished though polite stoneware jars had morphed into large-scale sculptures...

Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini

For a postmodern twist on Giorgio de Chirico, visit the jewel-box Center for Italian Modern Art, an elegantly appointed nonprofit space in SoHo. De Chirico is paired with conceptual artist Giulio Paolini in a small but smart display addressing shared...

Zoe Leonard

In 1992 Zoe Leonard wrote a scathing manifesto on the occasion of a presidential election involving Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush. Her text pleaded: “And I want to know why we started learning somewhere down the line that a president is always a...

Taryn Simon

The Armory was bathed in darkness, save the spotlights on eleven towering concrete forms, resembling smokestacks or organ pipes scaled for giants. Some ninety ticket holders for Taryn Simon’s “An Occupation of Loss” were ushered down a steep staircase...

The Keeper

A somber library with spiral staircases and balconies and crammed with three thousand photographs of people and their teddy bears is at the heart of the New Museum’s sprawling summer show. Partners: The Teddy Bear Project, a 2002 installation by...

Laura Craig McNellis

It has been thirty years since Ricco Maresca first exhibited the work of Nashville-based artist Laura Craig McNellis. A new exhibition titled “Structures” gathers twenty tempera paintings on newsprint. A yellow sun with spiky rays and circular clouds...

Adriana Varejão

Rio de Janeiro-based artist Adriana Varejão’s work will find new audiences this summer during the 2016 Olympics. She’s making a large mural for the aquatic center. A show at Lehmann’s Lower East Side outpost, her sixth with the gallery, combines two...

“The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman”

Collections assembled by artists are among the least predictable and most innovative. A gem of a show at the New-York Historical Society examines New York pre-war avant-garde taste as reflected in objects once possessed by Elie Nadelman (1882-1946)....

Richard Tuttle

Only Richard Tuttle could pull off using an unlikely trope to unify a survey spanning fifty years of work. Tuttle selected twenty-six pieces, one from each of his twenty-six solo gallery exhibitions in New York since the mid-1960s, each with a label...

Local Largesse: Collected in San Francisco

Over the weekend, Bay Area residents got a first look inside a $305-million addition to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). The new ten-story building, clad with a rippling, glacier-like facade and designed by the Norwegian firm Snøhetta,...

Shirley Jaffe

Speaking to critic Raphael Rubinstein, American abstract painter Shirley Jaffe likened her work to a “general congestion of events.” Her suggestion of a visual traffic jam is handsomely borne out in a selection of nineteen works on paper currently on...

Marcel Broodthaers

The first New York retrospective of Belgian poet-turned-art-renegade Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976) starts with a garden of green leafy potted plants, introducing a sense of dislocation and artifice that courses through the exhibition. Other banal yet...

Claudette Schreuders

"Note to Self," Claudette Schreuders's fifth show at the gallery, transports the viewer into an airy and eerie realm via her waist-high painted wooden statues and smaller than life-sized busts, along with wall-hung prints. The South African artist has...

Sew Your Own Stella

Frank Stella’s career retrospective, opening at the Whitney Museum this Friday, Oct. 30, showcases approximately 120 works, including paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures and drawings, that the 79-year-old artist has produced over the last half...

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York, including several panel discussions on museum practice: a panel on satellite museums at the Guggenheim; a Jeff Koons lecture on sculpture at the Frick; a launch...

Catherine Murphy Wins Robert De Niro Sr. Prize

The winner of the third annual Robert De Niro Sr. Prize is Catherine Murphy, an artist based in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Bestowed by the Estate of Robert De Niro Sr. and administered by the Tribeca Film Institute, the $25,000 award is presented to one...

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