Art In America

Frieze New York Reaches Agreement With Unions

Frieze New York has reached an agreement with unions following a dispute over hiring practices, as confirmed by a press representative of Teamsters Joint Council 16.

Creative Time’s Sandcastles Return to Rockaway Beach

The threat of bad weather did little to dampen enthusiasm for CreativeTime's second annual sandcastle competition, held in Queens, N.Y., onFar Rockaway beach this past Friday. The boardwalk may be gone, andmuch of the beach is still closed as a result...

Castles Made of Sand

A lighthearted variety of Land art came to Queens, N.Y.'s Rockaway Beach on Friday via a sandcastle competition for artists, organized by New York public art organization Creative Time. Thirteen artist teams were invited to compete for gold, silver...

Walker Hires Curator of Public Practice

Sarah Schultz, of Minneapolis's Walker Art Center, has a new title: director of education and curator of public practice. Formerly the director of education, a position she has held since 2000, Schultz has recently helped run several initiatives...

Occupy Museums Targets MoMA Trustees

On Friday, The Museum of Modern Art was once again targeted by Occupy Museums, bringing their protest inside the building on a bitterly cold evening. Occupy Museums has staged a number of demonstrations since October; this was a homecoming of...

Laura Raicovich Joins Creative Time

Laura Raicovich, deputy director of Dia Art Foundation for the last ten years, has been appointed Creative Time's director of global initiatives. A non-profit based in New York, Creative Time has branched out in recent years, taking its mission of...

Creative Time's Political Address

This past weekend Creative Time kicked off its third annual Summit, a gathering for artists and activists whose work addresses social and political issues. As in years past, the Summit, which kicked off Friday at NYU's Skirball Center for the...

Roving Eye: Art is Everywhere and Nowhere

The New Museum's "Museum as Hub" space, on its fifth floor, currently hosts a massive, vibrant overflow from "Ostalgia," the current exhibition of Eastern European art. One finds, in particular, an overwhelming timeline of the fall of the Soviet...

Roving Eye: Pennsylvania Workstyles

Last Sunday, I attended an event coordinated by my wife and her collaborators who go by the name Philly Stake at Bartram's Gardens, referring in part to America's oldest botanical garden. Philly Stake hosted one of something like 46 micro-granting...

Roving Eye: All the World's a Stage

Consider this quality day trip. Head over to MoMA and let the combination of the Harun Farocki and Francis Alÿs shows bowl you over. These are artists who, using completely different approaches, touch upon a condition of the 21st century—that "all...

Roving Eye: Austerities

I just returned from my honeymoon in Barcelona to the sticky streets of my hometown, Philadelphia. My wife and I skipped the madcap opening of the Venice Biennale, instead looking for peace in the phenomenal Catalonian city-which, of course, is...

Bruce High Quality Foundation Hits The Road

The Bruce High Quality Foundation, a semi-anonymous group of young artists, is taking its act on the road this month. For the past five years, the resourceful collective has held workshops, mounted exhibitions (including the “Brucennial”) and run a...

What it Is: A Conversation with Jeremy Deller

Art in America met with Jeremy Deller at the New Museum on the occasion of the artist's exhibition It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq, which remains on view through Sunday, March 22nd. Shortly thereafter, Deller will take his repertoire on the...

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