Art In America


Meticulously curated by Claire Barliant, "As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of ‘Post'" dealt with the legacy of identity-based practices within a cultural climate defined by the encroachment of "a new blandness."

Lu Yang

This two-gallery exhibition offered U.S. viewers their first substantial glimpse of the world of Lu Yang, the prodigiously talented enfant terrible of the Chinese art scene. 

Huguette Caland

Portraying the nude body and female sexuality has long proved problematic for Middle Eastern artists, particularly women. But Lebanese artist Huguette Caland’s confidence in rendering these subjects speaks to a not-distant past when such explorations...

Judy Pfaff

Navigating Judy Pfaff’s exhibitions is like moving through jungle chaos. Multisized assemblages converge into installations that sometimes consume entire rooms.

Jeremy DePrez

At a moment when many shows consist of neatly delimited bodies of work in which the artist has tweaked a process or a style to produce a group of paintings that have only minor variations, it was refreshing to walk into a gallery where there were four...

From the Archives: Art from Cuba

Long before last month's historic announcement of thawed relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the visual arts had provided a rare avenue of communication between the two Cold War foes. In our April 1986 issue, critic Lucy Lippard examined the...

Jean-Luc Moulène

If Jean-Luc Moulène’s “Opus”—an ongoing conglomeration of images and objects the Paris-based artist has produced since 1995—constitutes a body of work, it is also what his fellow Frenchman Antonin Artaud once termed a “body without...

Mike Cloud

Mike Cloud lays it on thick—in his paint application and in his symbolism. 

Heinz Mack

The scorching, mutilating and jerry-rigging that characterizes the art of Zero often makes the artists appear more like mad scientists than postwar abstractionists. Invention and experimentation, often involving cheap, quotidian materials, dictated...

Together Apart

Relationality, sociality, performativity are just a few of the key terms that John Paul Ricco explores in his new book The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

R.H. Quaytman

R.H. Quaytman sticks to the rules, even when she's out of her element. The paintings she has produced since 2001 adhere to certain self-imposed parameters.

Blackness in Abstraction

Through the art of Adam Pendleton, the author argues for an open-ended space in which the terms of historical Conceptualism have shifted.  

In the Studio: Pamela Rosenkranz

When the Venice Biennale opens in May, Pamela Rosenkranz, who is representing Switzerland, will be 35 years old. Despite her relative youth, she is no stranger to high-profile exhibitions.

Frieze New York 2015 Exhibitor List Revealed

Nearly 200 galleries will participate, approximately the same number as last year. About 30 percent are from New York. Exhibitors hail from 33 countries and territories, from Austria and Estonia to Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. Last year,...

From the A.i.A. Archive: Robert Storr on Adriana Varejão

On the occasion of Adriana Varejão's first solo museum exhibition in the United States, now at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (through Apr. 5, 2015), A.i.A. delved into the archives. In the article "The Carioca & the Paulista," in our...

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: Robert Gober in conversation MoMA curator Ann Temkin; a talk by artist Tomás Saraceno at the Guggenheim; a Trunk Show of work by Xenobia Bailey at The Studio...

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