Art In America

Jacqueline Humphries

In a 2009 interview with Cecily Brown in Bomb magazine, Jacqueline Humphries articulated her aspirations: "Postmodernism is supposed to be all about appropriation and cynicism; about adopting an attitude more suited to being intellectually...

Phyllida Barlow

For “Siege,” her first solo exhibition in New York, 68-year-old British artist Phyllida Barlow made seven new sculptural installations.

Tauba Auerbach

For “Float,” her first solo show at Paula Cooper, Tauba Auerbach continued to pursue a demure minimalism while touching on the mechanics of color and the vagaries of perception. While her exhibition, which included paintings, sculptures and...

Bill Walton

Bringing venerable artists such as Jonas Mekas and Alison Knowles to a younger audience has become something of a modus operandi for the Lower East Side gallery James Fuentes. Continuing in this vein, Fuentes recently presented an arresting...

Henry Taylor

When recently asked what draws him to painting, Henry Taylor told the New York Observer: "It's like having a carton of milk in the fridge; it's just gonna happen." That compulsion and the L.A.-based artist's infectious energy abounded in his...

Ellen Berkenblit

Ellen Berkenblit's 20 large, graceful, boisterous paintings-with deep dramatic palettes-exhibited impressive painterly mettle. The cartoonish figure that has starred in many of the artist's fantastical creations for over a decade has metamorphosed....

Anna Molska

Anna Molska (b. 1983), one of the younger members of a new generation of Polish artists, recently mounted an installation of two intriguing works concerning evil and death. In a semidocumentary video, The Mourners (approx. 28 minutes, 2010), seven...

Paul Bloodgood

For his second solo show at this compact gallery, Paul Bloodgood displayed, alongside some of his paintings (dates ranged from 2008 to 2011), the collages that have for many years served him as source material. It was a smart move. Made by dicing...

Ben Kaufmann Closes Berlin Gallery, Plans Career in Football

The spring art season in Berlin lacks an important component: Galerie Ben Kaufmann. The gallery represented international artists Matthias Dornfeld, Bernd Ribbeck and Florian Morlat, among others. Reached by e-mail, the 39-year-old Kaufmann told...

Performa Playbill: Jonathan Meese

For Performa 11, Berlin-based artist Jonathan Meese held his own one-man protest in his own solo show in Chelsea. Meese's timely "occupation" of the Bortolami gallery was a mad, sake-fuelled rant whose purpose was to shock his bourgeois art-world...

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