Art In America

In the Studio: Tania Bruguera

At her house in Havana, the activist artist reflects on her conscience-pricking performances, her anticapitalist convictions, her concerns for Cuba's future—and her many run-ins with the secret police.

Going Underground: An Interview with Simone Leigh

Simone Leigh's Free People's Medical Clinic (FPMC) was originally a community-based art commission for "Funk, God, Jazz and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn," a collaboration between Creative Time and the Weeksville Heritage Center. Here, the artist...

“AS WE WERE SAYING”

Meticulously curated by Claire Barliant, "As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of ‘Post'" dealt with the legacy of identity-based practices within a cultural climate defined by the encroachment of "a new blandness."

Hammer Announces Winners of $150,000 in “Made in L.A.” Awards

Los Angeles's Hammer Museum has tapped Alice Könitz's project, the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA); Magdalena Suarez Frimkess and Michael Frimkess; and Jennifer Moon for its "Made in L.A. 2014" awards. All are included in the second iteration of...

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: a book launch for Laura Raicovich's spam-based new novel at Creative Time; a chat between musician Kim Gordon and artist Raymond Pettibon at the Strand bookstore;...

Aldo Tambellini

Artist, political activist, poet and experimental film pioneer Aldo Tambellini's recent exhibition showcased a group of prescient works created some 50 years ago in response to what the artist saw as mass-media exploitation and misinformation.

Attending Intently to You

The British artist Phil Collins seeks to dispel the corrosive effects of media on society and private lives.    

Fairey Gets Hollywood Treatment, Online

The 22-year-old Marshall, now just one year out of the film program at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), made the film as his senior thesis project. One of RISD's most infamous former students, Fairey graduated from the illustration program...

Vanity Projects: The Art World Gets its Nails Done

A New York-based curator with a graduate degree in art business from the Sotheby's Institute in London, Pinto recently launched Vanity Projects, a salon where patrons can receive manicures from top nail artists while watching video art programmed by...

Jimmy Robert

Simplicity and complexity. Construction and deconstruction. Permanence and impermanence. Thought and feeling. These contrasting states intersect in fascinating, often unexpected ways in French artist Jimmy Robert's first major solo museum...

A New Zurich Gallery Proposes You Sleep in the Van Out Back

Combining art and hospitality, THE PROPOSAL is both a functioning bed-and-breakfast and a small Zurich gallery. Part of its quarters is a 1977 Peugout j7 chrome-painted van with a fully furnished bedroom. Founded by childhood friends, 29-year-olds...

The Staedel Museum Adds a Contemporary Wing

With the stability of the Euro still up in the air, the residents of Germany's financial capital turned their attention to the arts last week. Frankfurt's historic Städel Museum opened a new wing showing 330 works from their contemporary art...

Theaster Gates

Whether he builds history-charged sculptures or encourages neighborhood initiatives, Chicagoan Theaster Gates insists that his art be both made and lived.

Return to Anarchy: Christopher D'Arcangelo

"When I state that I am an anarchist, I must also state that I am not an anarchist, to be in keeping with the (. . . ) idea of anarchism. Long live anarchism." While such words could resound on a placard at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, where...

ZieherSmith Pops Up in Tennessee

Chelsea gallery ZieherSmith is making the best of the typically sleepy month of August. While many galleries close for a month-long vacation, Scott Zieher and Andrea Smith Zieher are heading south to open a pop-up gallery in the seemingly peculiar...

Thomas Beard

Co-Founder and Director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic arts in Brooklyn, Thomas Beard recently curated "The Unfinished Film," on view at Barbara Gladstone Gallery [through July 29]. The exhibition showcases films that appear as...

Online Venture Banks on Artists' Designs

Looking to spruce up your outfit with artist Rob Wynne's "blood jewelry"—red pins that will make it look as if you've been cut or dripped upon? Look no further than Grey Area, the online marketplace for artist-designed objects and designer-created...

Performa Announces Commissions and Premieres

Performa, New York's performance art biennial, has announced additional plans for its fourth edition in November, Performa 11. Simon Fujiwara, Frances Stark, Ming Wong and the team Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler were announced as winners of...

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