Art In America

Evan Nesbit

For his first New York solo show, Evan Nesbit, a young artist based in northern California, has taken over both of Eleven Rivington's Lower East Side spaces with his abstract paintings that are more acrylic through burlap than acrylic on burlap. The...

“Everythings”

An apt title for an exhibition with a post-Internet sensibility, "Everythings" suggests the infinite multiplication of both information and objects in the world. The three featured Millennial artists—Hayden Dunham, Parker Ito and Timur...

“I Dropped the Lemon Tart”

Failure as an aesthetic provocation is the uniting principle behind this 17-artist group show. But aside from a wobbly stacked sculpture by Gelitin (Latte Macchiato, 2012), which fell to the floor during the exhibition opening, the pieces imply the...

John Singer Sargent

Best known for commissioned portraits of Edwardian-era high society, American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) also depicted artists, writers, actors and musicians from his own social circle. "Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends," which...

Mari Carmen Ramírez on Joaquín Torres-García

Torres-García is considered an avant-garde pioneer in Latin America. He was a theoretician as well as a multifaceted artist who made paintings, wood constructions, drawings and more. He is difficult to classify because he didn’t produce completely...

Sarah Crowner on Alberto Burri

Although I’ve never had a chance to see Alberto Burri’s work in person, I know that it needs to be experienced with your full body. That’s how it reveals its spirit. Because the pieces are cut, burned, torched and stitched, they are clearly not...

Kay Rosen on Fischli and Weiss

“In 1990, someone in Zurich gave me a VHS tape of Peter Fischli and David Weiss’s Der Lauf der Dinge or, in English, The Way Things Go [1987]. I instantly fell in love with it, because it is so smart and so dumb at the same time—and so funny. The Way...

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 poetry reading by Steve Roggenbuck; a talk by Philippe Parreno about his Armory installation; a screening by Miami filmmakers Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva; a...

Sam Messer

The painstaking process evident in Denis the Pirate, a stop-motion collaboration between artist Sam Messer and writer Denis Johnson animated with over 1,000 hand-colored etchings and drawings, starkly contrasts with the silliness of its improvised...

Helen Johnson and Kate Newby

There's a shared desire between these two artists from Oceania—Brooklyn-based New Zealander Kate Newby and Melbourne-based Helen Johnson—to fracture and reconfigure the stuff of everyday life. The centerpiece of Newby's sculptural installation, in the...

Rosa Aiello

At the beginning of Rosa Aiello's 10-minute video A River in It (2015), a fire flickers in the distance and a woman's voice (artist Olga Pedan) beckons. The view zooms to the center of the consuming blaze, then the cycle starts all over again. At this...

Vera Neumann

"Vera Paints" was a tagline advertising collections of scarves and accessories from the Vera Company, reminding shoppers that the fashion brand's founder, Vera Neumann, began her floral designs with original paintings in watercolor and ink on paper....

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 discussion of artists' resale rights featuring art and legal experts; a new performance by '80s punk duo DANCENOISE; a conference about 21st-century artists,...

Nick Cave Hears Detroit

Known for his vibrant aesthetic combining the disciplines of fashion, craft, performance and fine art, Nick Cave has expanded his practice to include public engagement and performances. For his show at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Cave has taken the...

Sage Sohier

  Photographer Sage Sohier's documentary-style black-and-white portraits of gay couples at home—relaxing in the tub, parenting young children, cuddling with pets on the couch—foreground the families' tenderness and domesticity. In the mid-‘80s when...

Niele Toroni

This is the first institutional solo show in New York for 78-year-old Niele Toroni—the "T" in BMPT. (The other members of the short-lived radical collective, established in 1966, included Daniel Buren, Olivier Mosset and Michel Parmentier.) The...

Michael Smith

For many performance artists, the reality of getting older necessitates a shift in their practice. This is not the case with Michael Smith. In fact, his work improves with age. His classic characters—the slightly square "everyman" Mike and the...

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 performance by Francisca Benitez incorporating sign language and deaf performers on the High Line; a talk on Andy Warhol with authors Wayne Koestenbaum and...

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