Art In America

The Repatriation of F$

Reared on the Continent before returning to her US homeland, Jewish socialite Florine Stettheimer used her flamboyant painting and set-design skills to explore the complexity of American identity in the interwar period.

Poems Without Words

With a 1975 series of stacked-line compositions, the painter David Reed began to garner recognition from critics and peers alike. Now those legendary works from his first solo exhibition are on view again, raising intriguing questions about cultural...

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.  

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....

In the Studio: 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...

From the Archives: The Pro-scenic Event

Choreographer Trisha Brown died on March 18. Noted for early postmodern works that experimented with pedestrian movements and unusual performance venues, in the 1980s Brown returned to more conventional modes of theatrical presentation. To commemorate...

From the Archives: Florine Stettheimer—Rococo Subversive

On the occasion of the traveling retrospective, "Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry," currently on view at New York's Jewish Museum through September 24, we looked back in our archives for this 1980 essay by historian Linda Nochlin. Stettheimer...

From the Archives: Reading Ruscha

All through the sixties when large scale signaled "art," when painting and sculpture with macho insistence got bigger and bigger and even the domain of the personal was admired for size (Andy Warhol's retinue), Edward Ruscha continued to produce,...

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