Art In America

Overview: Between the High and the Low

Overview is a new review column in which writers survey multiple exhibitions or other projects. This month’s edition covers the shows “International Pop,” at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; “Revolution of the Eye,” at the Jewish Museum, New York;...

Pavilion Problems

What is there in the history of the Venice Biennale—or in its current procedures—that dampens the quality of so many national displays?

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.

Reading Capital in Venice

Touring the Biennale, a fictional critic muses on the contradictions between the show's socially conscious theme and its wealth-and-fame realities.

Alison Knowles

  What could be more appropriate for an August exhibition than a nautical theme? One almost expects to smell the sea when walking into "The Boat Book," octogenarian Fluxus artist Alison Knowles's second exhibition at James Fuentes. The titular work...

Robert Irwin

  Light and Space pioneer Robert Irwin first exhibited Prologue: x183 at the New York City location of the Dia Center for the Arts in 1998. He covered Dia's windows with blue and gray gels and, using mesh scrims, divided an entire floor into 18...

“Revolution of the Eye”

  Though TV is not commonly lauded as a platform for cutting-edge aesthetics, the exhibition "Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television," curated by art historian Maurice Berger, examines how avant-garde art influenced...

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 whether or not to delete our embarrassing online avatars; a musical performance by Tei Shi in MoMA's sculpture garden; a screening of journalistic...

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...

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 screening of short films about women and race; three performances interrogating masculine mythologies; Agathe Snow's 24-hour film documenting post-September 11...

Design as Translation: An Interview with Project Projects

A.i.A. commissioned New York-based design firm Project Projects to create the cover for the 2015 Guide to Museums, Galleries and Artists, on newsstands now. In their Chinatown office, Prem Krishnamurthy and Chris Wu discuss their design, typographical...

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: two talks by poets, one on the desire for rejection in the social-media age and the other on temporary shelters; a program of experimental music featuring the duo...

Hands Over Head: An Interview with Jack Pierson

Jack Pierson's show at New York's Cheim & Read, "onthisisland" (through Aug. 29), combines candy-colored compositions of oil, paint, sand and wax on canvas with subtle graphite drawings and beautifully lush watercolors. Pierson spoke to A.i.A. about...

Puppies and Proselytizing: Jeff Koons in Bilbao

"You're probably the only person, aside from me and Jeff, who has seen the show at all three venues," Scott Rothkopf said when I told him that I caught Jeff Koons's retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York last fall, the Centre Pompidou in...

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...

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