Art In America

Charles Esche Wins Bard Curatorial Award

The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., has named Charles Esche as the recipient of the 2014 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence and a $25,000 prize.

James Jenkin from Printed Matter to Clinton Foundation

James Jenkin, the director of New York nonprofit Printed Matter, will leave the organization in February 2014. He has been in the job since summer 2011, and will now take up a post as director of enterprise management with the Clinton Giustra...

Ellen Lanyon, 1926-2013

New York-based painter and printmaker Ellen Lanyon died after suffering cardiac arrest on Oct. 7, 2013, at age 86. Lanyon was returning from a two-week trip to Cambridge, UK, where she was working on a new series of prints.

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

AICA Announces Best Show Awards

Among the recipients are two shows featured in Art in America's March issue: museum exhibitions devoted toJay DeFeo and Ken Price. The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, at the center of controversy over its finances and possible mergers, wins a...

The Last Testament of Ken Price

A posthumous traveling retrospective confirms the sculptor’s role in boosting the status of ceramics over the past five decades.

Materializing Six Years

This exhibition's long title, like much of its content, is a little cryptic. "Six Years" is shorthand for a landmark book that critic and curator Lucy Lippard assembled to track the development of idea-based art between 1966 and 1972. Even knowing...

Martha Rosler

Martha Rosler brings to her work in all mediums—from photomontages to performances, photographs and critical writings—a passionate, socially concerned engagement with the world, a politics shaped by the feminist movement of the 1970s, a firm belief...

Iain Baxter&

One of Canada’s early Conceptual artists, Iain BAXTER& (Iain Baxter before 2005) briefly garnered international notice in the late 1960s. Indeed, this then-Vancouver-based artist made the cover of Art in America (May-June 1969), participated in the...

The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss

This week we check out Steve Currie's understated tour-de-force exhibition of wire sculptures at Elizabeth Harris, Rachel Harrison's painted-cement pieces, augmented with the occasional cleaning product, at Greene Naftali, and Kristin Baker's...

Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial)

At least since Lucy Lippard organized the 1966 exhibition “Eccentric Abstraction,” artists have demonstrated that minimal, abstract forms can convey messy, human content. This idea is the primary thrust of “Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial),” curated...

Ali G With an MFA: Q+A With Hennessy Youngman

The latest phenomenon to sweep the Internet is the "Art Thoughtz" videos of a young Philadelphia man who goes by the name Hennessy Youngman. His moniker combines references to Henny Youngman, "the king of the one-liners" (originator of "take my...

Susan York

Santa Fe-based artist Susan York represents a new generation of minimalist sculptors. While her formal vocabulary of columns, beams and slabs is heavily indebted to such artists as Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, John McCracken,...

Q+A: Iain Baxter&, Impossibly Canadian

Forty-two years ago in Art in America, critics Thomas M. Messer and David L. Shirey struggled to define an artistic phenomenon marked by characteristics resistant to categorization. Messer and Shirey titled their article, and the movement now known as...

Out of the Safety Zone

"The best art being made today is by people who are bucking the system David Wojnarowicz is one of them," began Lucy Lippard in "Out of the Safety Zone." Her article was published in the December 1990, and is to this day one of the most details formal...

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