Art In America

Walking the Armory with Jenny Jaskey

On Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. sharp, Jenny Jaskey met me at New York’s blustery Pier 94 for the Armory Show preview. Jaskey, the director and curator of The Artist's Institute—a Hunter College-affiliated nonprofit that mounts six-month...

Martha Wilson

Founding director of the artist-run Franklin Furnace Archive and a key figure in the downtown New York art scene since the early 1970s, Martha Wilson has consistently—and unblinkingly—confronted the second-class status of women in the global art...

Reading and Rumor: The Problem with Kenneth Goldsmith

At Interrupt 3, a conference on poetry and digital media at Brown University in Providence, Kenneth Goldsmith read the autopsy of Michael Brown, the teenager who was murdered by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014.

Badlands Unltd. Offers Onion-Like Ferguson Reply

New York publisher Badlands Unlimited, founded by artist Paul Chan (winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize), has articulated a response to the Missouri grand jury decision that rivals the satirical newspaper The Onion.  

Pantheon of the Anteater

In the first installment of a two-part article, the author recounts his experience taking a free art criticism course taught by David Salle at Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York.

The Big Picture Comes into Focus at Paris Photo L.A.

By the time the golf-cart taxi has skittered through the back alleys or down "12th Street" on the New York backlot at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, delivering you to Paris Photo L.A. (Apr. 25-27), you're already pumped for this annual photo fair...

Those ’70s Shows: An Interview with Jay Sanders

Curated by Jay Sanders, "Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970-1980" (Oct. 31, 2013-February 2014) presents the work of 20 artists from this era, some canonical figures like Vito...

Peculiar and Personal at the Whitney Biennial

"One of the most peculiar galaxies known, this strange system seems to be ejecting material with explosive violence." The description appears in a vintage astronomy book from which Berkeley-based conceptual artist Lutz Bacher has torn 84...

Fair Report: In and Out of Rotterdam

The first in-real-life art fair of the year, Art Rotterdam opened for the twelfth time in the city's Cruise Terminal, the triple-arched, glass-fronted building from 1949 that used to function as the departure lounge for vacation liner Holland America....

James Welling

A career-spanning discussion throws light on the quasi-abstract photographs that Welling has produced since the early 1980s.

It's Never Too Late for Jack Early

Jack Early first showed New York how he craved attention in collaboration with Rob Pruitt, in the first half of the 1990s. Pruitt-Early championed a mode of installation that altered pop cultural mode in a decidedly non-artful to take on conventions...

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