Art In America

Up Close: Houston Loves Eccentrics

Former East Coast curator Bill Arning finds his adopted Houston surprisingly receptive to artistic oddballs and bold exhibitions in its burgeoning museums and galleries.

Stewart Uoo

The three wall-mounted sculptures in Stewart Uoo's "Curtain Moment" series have the dimensions and hardware of window treatments, but the frilly excess of their ornamentation evokes the sort of over-decorated theater where you might see an old...

DeWain Valentine

One of New York’s top art-selfie locations in recent months was David Zwirner during DeWain Valentine’s exhibition “Works from the 1960s and 1970s.” The show marked the California Light and Space artist’s debut at the gallery, as well as his first...

“No Vacancies”

Lisa Williamson is at least 40 years younger than the other artists in the atmospheric group show "No Vacancies," but her sculptures and collages don't appear out of sync. The Los Angeles-based artist, born in 1977, is represented by three white...

Glenn Goldberg

In this show of Glenn Goldberg's big new paintings, an absence of color lets wistful irony take center stage. The dot and the dash have long been the artist's building blocks for playful imagery, usually loaded with buzzing color combinations. Here,...

N. Dash on Liz Deschenes

As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (A.i.A.'s August issue), we preview the 2014-15 season of museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and...

Preprofessional Development: Rhizome’s Seven on Seven

Rhizome's annual Seven on Seven conference is ostensibly centered on a hectic, see-if-it-sticks experimentalism. But its 5th anniversary edition, which took place last weekend at New York's New Museum, proved more interesting as a rehearsal for its...

Invisible Ink

"Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China," now at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, seems at first to be a long-awaited corrective to Western myopia in regard to Chinese ink painting and calligraphy.

When Is Art?

"Where and when is the time in the history of art?" So begins Keith Moxey's long-awaited theoretical treatise, Visual Time: The Image in History.

Inside the Art Bars

Bars have been as essential to the New York art world as its galleries and museums. Eleven artists reflect on the downtown institutions where creative inspiration could flow as freely as the drinks.  

"Everyday Abstract-Abstract Everyday"

Summer group shows are a dime a dozen, but Matthew Higgs (director of New York's White Columns) has guest curated a fantastic show of contemporary abstract painting, sculpture and photography, with a particular focus on vernacular (aka "everyday")...

Keeping up with Anthony Elms at Independent

Last fall Elms, an associate curator at the ICA in Philadelphia since December 2011, was appointed one of three curators of the forthcoming Whitney Biennial, the museum's last in its historic Breuer building uptown (the Whitney will move into a new...

Under the Big Bright Sun

Tirelessly inventive, Sam Falls pushes "the photographic" into realms of colorful printmaking , sculpture and installation. 

Art Basel Miami Beach Announces Lineup

The fair takes place Dec. 6-9 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and is divided into the Art Galleries section (comprising 201 exhibitors, modern and contemporary), Art Nova (comprising 40 younger galleries showing artworks dating from the last...

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

This week we check out Matthew Higgs's generation- and genre-spanning group show of abstract art at James Cohan, an intimate exhibition of Luther Price's grim slide projections and prints at Calliccoon Fine Art, and Kehinde Wiley's ornate, large-scale...

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