Art In America

Yto Barrada Wins Abraaj Group Prize

Moroccan-born artist Yto Barrada has won the Abraaj Group Art Prize, awarded annually since 2008. Barrada gets a $100,000 commission to create a new work to appear in a group show at the seventh edition of the Art Dubai fair (Mar. 18-21, 2015)

Matt Connors

A freestanding, 14-foot-tall, canary yellow wall greeted visitors to Matt Connors's third solo show, "Machines," at Canada. 

Dia Art Foundation Names Jessica Morgan Director

Tate Modern curator Jessica Morgan will take the reins at New York's Dia Art Foundation. Replacing Philipe Vergne, who departed in January to head the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Morgan takes up her new post in January 2015.

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: a lecture on photographer Garry Winogrand by fellow photographer and essayist Leo Rubinfien, at the Pratt Institute; a launch for a book-length poem by Deanna...

Meyer Vaisman

An artist of Lithuanian Jewish descent born in Caracas, Meyer Vaisman has made a habit of exploring his own complex sense of identity.

Larry Clark

In his book Tulsa (1971), Larry Clark infamously wrote: "Once the needle goes in it never comes out." At that point he was almost a decade removed from shooting amphetamine every day as a teenager.

Tomorrow, Today: Tara Downs and Tomorrow Gallery

From 2011 to 2013, Tomorrow Gallery was a vital young art space in Toronto. Founded by Tara Downs, Aleksander Hardashnakov and Hugh Scott-Douglas, Tomorrow became a notable hub for emerging artists from throughout Europe and North America.

Lothar Baumgarten

For 18 months, between 1978 and 1980, Lothar Baumgarten, then in his mid-30s, ventured into the remote upper Orinoco Delta region of Venezuela. 

Theory and Matter

In the early 1970s, the French group Supports/Surfaces produced some of the era's most radical art in a seemingly unlikely medium. Today, their unstretched, semi-sculptural paintings speak to a whole new generation.

Sarah Charlesworth

Sarah Charlesworth's series "Objects of Desire" (1983-86) takes reality as something bracketed by quotation marks: a fiction, according to postmodernist critic Craig Owens, produced and sustained by its representation as image. 

Pantheon of the Anteater

In the first installment of a two-part article, the author recounts his experience taking a free art criticism course taught by David Salle at Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York.

Lygia Clark

Seen after a tour of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988" inspired a sense of déjà vu.

Artists Protest Israeli Funding of São Paulo Bienal

Some 56 artists have signed an open letter to the the São Paulo Bienal foundation, asking that the organization decline funding from the state of Israel. The letter states that the artists were previously unaware of Israeli support for the exhibition....

Summer eReading: Badlands Unlimited

From Saddam Hussein's didactic speeches on democracy (yes, really) to a strangely poetic collection of GIFs with quasi-philosophical captions, the catalogue of Brooklyn publisher Badlands Unlimited is as wide-reaching as the work of its founder,...

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