Art In America

Ellen Cantor

Occupying two floors of the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, this exhibition encompasses works on paper, including porn photo collages, as well as films both short and long. It is the second part of an exhibition that began, with somewhat different content, at...

Chadwick Rantanen

For small galleries, unadorned overhead fluorescent lighting is the industry standard. It’s cheap, efficient, bright, and balanced, creating a relatively neutral viewing environment that allows for clear exhibition photography. The even glow of such...

Murder on Prince: An Art-World Crime Story

Amanda Oliver, wife of high-tech mogul and art collector Philip Oliver, has been shot dead in the couple’s Prince Street loft. So begins SoHo Sins (Hard Case Crime, 2016), the newly released crime novel by Richard Vine, managing editor...

“Fritto Misto”

Frying has a homogenizing effect: it makes both plants and animals soft and oily, and both take on the flavor and crunch and sandy look of the crispy batter that coats them. The summer group show can homogenize, too, by saturating artworks with a...

“Goulding the Lolly”

This group show is curated by artist Brian Belott, who asked twenty-four artists to respond to the work of masters from Giotto to Courbet. The results are at times reverent: Alex Chaves’s color-blocked, floral still life is a vivid tribute to Matisse....

“Landmark”

The outdoor exhibition “Landmark” celebrates the thirtieth year of Socrates Sculpture Park, an institution founded by Mark Di Suvero and located on the shore of the East River in Queens. Several of the nine works on view take maintenance and...

Maggie Lee

In “Fufu’s Dreamhouse,” her first New York solo exhibition, Maggie Lee (b. 1987) continued to elaborate her diaristic exploration of adolescent girlhood, Millennial subcultures, and style. Rooted in blogging, honed in zines, and realized in Mommy, her...

Do Tough Guys Art?: An Interview with Richard Vine

July 19 marked the release of SoHo Sins, an art world murder mystery by Richard Vine, managing editor of A.i.A. Here, artist and fellow novelist Travis Jeppesen interrogates the author on his motives, the origins of the tale, and the seamy...

Cao Fei

While viewers of Cao Fei’s excellent survey exhibition will be familiar with myriad products manufactured in China, it’s likely that few will have considered, beyond a vague inkling of anonymous workers toiling away in distant factories, who actually...

A Dialogue with Nature: Dennis Oppenheim at Storm King

“Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio,” this summer’s major exhibition at Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York, focuses solely on the artist’s unique engagement with the land. While not a full-scale retrospective, it examines how his...

Anri Sala

The term “immersive” is often abused—a fancy-sounding cliché to describe an exhibition that is merely expansive, cluttered, or, as the critic Ben Davis noted, “full of big things.” Not so with regard to the New Museum’s recent survey of works by the...

Karen Kilimnik

The collages featured in Karen Kilimnik’s exhibition at 303 Gallery (all works 2015 or 2016) included reproductions of classical tapestries that the artist adorned with a range of cutout images and stickers depicting birds, butterflies, perfume...

Kim Levin

For this show, art critic and curator Kim Levin has excavated rare treasures from her secret life as a painter in the 1960s and ’70s. The works are big paintings based on small photos. She rendered black-and-white images found mostly in the New York...

Nancy Shaver

Part quirky collection of found objects, part curated group show, Nancy Shaver’s installation “Dress the Form” at Derek Eller’s new Lower East Side gallery (he moved from Chelsea in May) is time-consuming in the best possible way. The space is...

Making Noise: Mika Tajima on YouTube

New York artist Mika Tajima creates sculptures, installations, prints, and performances based on digital data that she collects. Her work often reflects the relationship between changing economic conditions and collective human emotions.

Choreographed Obedience: Authority Figure at the Knockdown Center

“Can I touch you?” asked a young brunette woman in a black polo shirt, taking my hand and leading me into the cavernous main space of the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens. Around us, about a dozen individuals in identical attire paired up with...

Anna Sew Hoy

Denim is everywhere in Anna Sew Hoy’s “Invisible Tattoo,” serving as a stand-in for the human body and a protective casing for vulnerable insides. Piled on the floor are various “Denim Worms” (2016), long tubular soft sculptures made of jeans in a...

“Objecty”

The paintings and sculptures by twelve artists included in the breezy summer group show “Objecty” all possess a handmade quality, and embrace materiality and color. Intimately scaled works seem like everyday scenes or objects but manifest complex...

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