Art In America

From the Archives: A Critic’s Same-Sex Wedding in Denmark

In celebration of last week's historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court granting Americans the right to same-sex marriage, we present an article by feminist critic Jill Johnston about her Fluxmarriage to her Danish partner Ingrid Nyeboe on June 26,...

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 panel discussion on the consequences of big data on education systems; a launch of the Berlin-based magazine Starship; a free outdoor screening and concert in...

Push/Pull: A Cultural Exchange in Havana

I tracked international news on Cuba throughout my formative years, mythologizing the country that created a local resilience plan based on barter, large-scale urban farming and public service to survive everything from trade embargos imposed by...

“The Story of O(OO)”

  The confounding title of this group show, "The Story of O(OO)," combines references to Pauline Réage's notorious 1954 S&M novel Histoire d'O and object-oriented ontology, the anti-humanistic philosophical school currently the object of much...

Andra Ursuta

  Andra Ursuta's sculptural installations unfold according to the slippery logic of dreams. Even at an art fair her dark sensibility can jolt weary viewers, but her work is best experienced in a ramshackle sign-less gallery like Ramiken Crucible,...

Sarah Charlesworth

  Each work on display in "Doubleworld," the first major Sarah Charlesworth (1947-2013) retrospective since the 1990s, is an elegant subterfuge of photography. Often, the visual narratives need no text to be understood. To create the haunting...

“Neon Eon”

  A disclaimer for Day-Glo devotees and fans of illuminated sculpture: "Neon Eon" does not pay homage to the noble gas. Rather, what ties together the four featured artists' work is an interest in time and memory. Gerard & Kelly's Hand Catching Lead,...

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: performances exploring the idea of the city as a natural habitat at Pioneer Works; a performance by Aki Sasamoto at Luxembourg & Dayan; an installation and sound...

“The Way Things Go”

Encompassing works by 13 artists and artist collectives, “The Way Things Go: A Special Curatorial Project with Rirkrit Tiravanija” presented several strong pieces, but the exhibition overall failed to resolve basic conflicts between overlapping...

Yoan Capote

A close look at the vitrine crowded with chemistry lab equipment in the 20th Street location of Yoan Capote's exhibition "Collective Unconscious" reveals that the motley assortment of glass beakers, petri dishes and microscopes are printed with photos...

Lorraine O’Grady

The Woman in Red Starts Painting the Stove Her Own Color. This statement, simple, declarative, both direct and of a dreamlike logic, is the title of one of the 50 or so photographs on view in Lorraine O'Grady's exhibition at Alexander Gray. The...

Mira Dancy

Exuberant, voluptuous female nudes luxuriate and pose in "Yes," New York-based artist Mira Dancy's playful show at Chapter. Screen Test in Agony's Garden (2015), an acrylic wall painting, stretches across the back corner of the tiny Lower East Side...

Sarah Peters

The bronze heads that Sarah Peters recently showed at Eleven Rivington pulled passing viewers inexorably into their orbit.

Alison Rossiter

Mostly from 2014 or ’15, Alison Rossiter’s 50-plus works at Yossi Milo pay homage to the rich idiosyncrasies of photographic papers across history, and restore a sanctity to the photograph as object. 

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 magazines' letters to the editor with Dan Fox and Ruth Graham; a reconstruction of a dance performance from 1960 at the Whitney; a Beta Gaming...

Ann Agee

Though showing a disparate range of work has become common among young sculptors, Agee’s willingness to spiral out in so many directions, while making each piece compelling in itself, resulted in her exhibition’s main successes. 

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