Art In America

Movable Feast: Mary Mattingly’s Floating Garden

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in 2013, it flooded downtown Manhattan, parts of Queens, and Staten Island. An electrical substation exploded, cutting power to Lower Manhattan, and shipments of gas from New Jersey ground to a halt. Gas stations...

Push/Pull: A Cultural Exchange in Havana

I tracked international news on Cuba throughout my formative years, mythologizing the country that created a local resilience plan based on barter, large-scale urban farming and public service to survive everything from trade embargos imposed by...

“Crossing Brooklyn” Showcases Artistic, Demographic Diversity

On a cloudy recent afternoon, Eugenie Tsai, the Brooklyn Museum's curator of contemporary art, and assistant curator Rujeko Hockley showed off the Project EATS grocery stand that appears every Thursday in the plaza in front of the museum's main...

Mary Mattingly

"We're probably doomed as humans if we don't start thinking in a posthuman way," Mary Mattingly posited during a recent "Art:21" documentary.

Mary Mattingly

The digital photo-collages in Mary Mattingly's exhibition "House and Universe" are 2-D representations of the collaborative projects she's worked on for the past few years. Mattingly's Triple Island, a self-sustaining ecosystem installed on a...

Life of Objects: An Interview with Mary Mattingly

Ecology, nomadic living and community participation are central to Mary Mattingly's collaborative projects. Triple Island, her next collaborative work, will open July 20 on Pier 42 in Lower Manhattan.

Castles Made of Sand

A lighthearted variety of Land art came to Queens, N.Y.'s Rockaway Beach on Friday via a sandcastle competition for artists, organized by New York public art organization Creative Time. Thirteen artist teams were invited to compete for gold, silver...

Team America: Artists As Cultural Ambassadors

A new program of the U.S. State Department is betting that visual artists in residence in foreign countries will sway public opinion and foster friendly views of the United States. Today, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, in conjunction with the U.S....

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