Art In America

Edgar Arceneaux

We expect ruins to remain historical, hinting at disasters that occurred centuries ago. But the risk of the present becoming a ruin is perpetual. No matter how strong our architecture or how entrenched our social systems, entropy lurks. This trou-...

Tim Bavington

What is the deal with painters and stripes? Pondering this art historical quandary, I was pleased to find myself riveted by the work in English-born, Las Vegas-based Tim Bavington's knockout show (all works 2009 or 2010), his fifth solo at Mark Moore.

Alice Guy Blaché

How many female film directors can you name? Four? Six? It’s an area of artistic accomplishment that remains overwhelmingly male, despite Kathryn Bigelow’s recent Oscar award for best director, the first for a woman. (Only three have been...

Sister Corita Kent

In the back room of the gallery, Baylis Glascocks’s short film Mary’s Day provided documentation of the Mary’s Day parade that Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986) led on the grounds of Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles in 1964. A startlingly...

Richard Mosse

There are many ways for photographers to document war, from portraying its victims or perpetrators, to showing the scars it leaves on the landscape, to making images that speak of the disappearance of a certain population. Irish-born photographer...

Corin Hewitt and Molly McFadden

To enter Corin Hewitt and Molly McFadden’s installation, you could have stepped over a threshold into a long, tapering room with a dark wood table, tan carpeting, a chair, some shelving for dishes and a houseplant on the floor. Or you could have...

Franklin Evans

Taped to the exterior wall of Sue Scott gallery during Franklin Evans's exhibition were a couple of layered sheets of bubble wrap; a square hole in the center showed cryptic numbers scribbled in colored pen on the wall.

Penny Siopis

In Penny Siopis’s painting Pine, we see a man and a woman lying on the ground in a forest, almost entirely obscured by a screen of pine needles and cones that forms a meditative, batik-like pattern of ocher and brown. They are alone in this quiet...

Cape Town Rises: CAPE 09

Cape Town's biennial, now in its second incarnation, is attempting to address some of these local deficiencies and disparitiesin a particular domain of the very privileged, and in this country, the almost exclusively white: contemporary art.

Ecstatic Resistance

What do burning sage, cross-dressing and pulling an island southward with ropes have in common? They are all examples of what artist/curator Emily Roysdon has termed “Ecstatic Resistance” in her title for this exhibition, which brought together...

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