Art In America

N. Dash on Liz Deschenes

"The press release for Liz Deschenes's show at the Walker says only that she is creating new work. The vague description is appropriate, perhaps, because Deschenes's projects are resolutely physical and best experienced in the real."

Preprofessional Development: Rhizomeā€™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...

Carsten Holler

The centerpiece of Carsten Höller's survey exhibition is Untitled (Slide), 2011, an enclosed, tubular slide, made of stainless steel with a transparent upper shelf, which cuts through the middle of the museum from the fourth to second floors. After...

Nicole Klagsbrun Relocates in Chelsea

New York dealer Nicole Klagsbrun will close her pioneering second-floor gallery at 526 West 26th Street gallery in November, relocating to a new space two blocks away. Klagsbrun will maintain a ground floor project room at 534 West 24th St,...

Wake-Up Call

In a formally diverse Corcoran Gallery survey, Chris Martin sports with every imaginable convention of painting. 

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

With an ever-growing number of galleries scattered around New York, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Where to begin? Here at A.i.A., we are always on the hunt for clever, memorable shows that stand out in a crowded field. Below are eight fall shows...

Shape-Shifting with David Benjamin Sherry

David Benjamin Sherry's show at OHWOW will feature 16 new photo-based works. Throbbing with prismatic colors, each piece is dominated by a single tone, making it look, at first glance, like a large, color field abstraction. "I'm moved by color,...

Agathe Snow

“All Access World,” the 16th exhibition of commissioned work at the Deutsche Guggenheim, offered a full-room installation—the fruits of a three-month Berlin residency—by the Corsican-born Agathe Snow. The New York artist (who was married to the...

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