Art In America

Jeremy Couillard

The most uncanny part of wearing a virtual reality headset is looking down and not seeing a body: the gear reduces the wearer into a gutted gaze. Jeremy Couillard doesn't take that physical disconnect for granted; he used it as the launching pad for

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a talk about art and culture in Franco's Spain; a pipe organ performance by James Rushford; a screening of Bruce LaBruce's No Skin Off My Ass; a workshop on how...

Mike Nelson

Weather-beaten swinging doors open onto Gang of Seven (2013), an installation comprising dozens of assemblage sculptures created by British artist Mike Nelson. 

Caroline Bergvall

Ethereal text-based silkscreens suspended by nautical rope, an understated graphic wall painting and a long row of small framed india ink drawings made up the core visual environment of poet, performer and visual artist Caroline Bergvall’s exhibition...

Keith Hennessy

In times of social unrest our only recourse, however frivolous it may seem, is to re-ground ourselves in a rhetoric of intimacy. We are momentarily reassured by something tactile, concrete, or at least the knowledge that an affective process still...

Nancy Graves

The exhibition, organized with the Nancy Graves Foundation, focused on the years 1969 to 1982 from a prolific career that was cut short when the artist died of cancer in 1995 at age 54. The show included sculpture and film but foregrounded drawings...

Ryan McNamara

Galleries are where performance art goes to die. Ryan McNamara knows this, and does what he can to animate his work’s remains. 

Lucy Skaer

“None of the ways that I represent things are straightforward,” Lucy Skaer has said of her work. Indeed, Skaer’s two concurrent New York exhibitions contained prints, sculptures and installations—often rich with earthy, hand-wrought materials—that...

Joachim Koester

What if, despite its surface appearance of messy complexity, life was actually governed by precise machinery? One gets a sense of what this could look like from watching Joachim Koester’s videos and films, installed in multiple rooms at Greene Naftali...

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

Rasdjarmrearnsook’s background is in printmaking and sculpture, but in the late 1990s she began making videos and films, including her internationally acclaimed works featuring corpses. 

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a Sun Ra film at BAMcinématek; an artist panel about postindustrial fabrication at the Judd Foundation; a talk on cyber-consciousness at the New Museum; an ...

Memphis Group

Faces break into smiles encountering the far-out furniture of the Memphis Group, the Italian design collective officially active between 1981 and 1986. 

Devin Troy Strother

Are African-American fine artists today free from pressures to perform in specifically (but “acceptably”) “black” ways, as determined by a mostly white audience? According to the critique implicit in Devin Troy Strother’s impressive exhibition of new...

On Kawara

From 1966 until shortly before his death in 2014, On Kawara’s artistic life was anchored by the simple labor of painting the dates of the days he lived through. A selection of roughly 150 of these paintings forms the backbone of “On Kawara—Silence,”...

Man of Letters

Author and installation artist Paul Chan, winner of this year's Hugo Boss Prize, launched his maverick publishing venture Badlands Unlimited to expore the nature of the book, the disruptive roles of pornography and genre fiction, and the tangled...

Digital Sculptor

Since 2009, Yugoslavia-born video and internet artist Aleksandra Domanović has increasingly used her new-media skills to produce tech-savvy sculptural installations involving stacked paper, huge acrylic scrims and sci-fi prostheses.   

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