Art In America

Mary Beth Edelson

Patriarchal Piss (1973), on view as part of Mary Beth Edelson’s solo show “The Devil Giving Birth to the Patriarchy,” is a hand-painted photograph of the artist standing nude on a sand dune in North Carolina. Severed (male) heads hang from her biceps,...

Edi Rama

“All artists are alike,” Dan Graham once said. “They all dream of doing something that’s more social, more collaborative, and more real than art.” Few contemporary artists, however, have followed this desire to act outside the narrow confines of the...

Iris Häussler

In past works, Iris Häussler has subsumed her identity in fictional artistic personae. Presenting “The Sophie La Rosière Project” (2009–) in concurrent exhibitions at the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) and Scrap Metal, she dispensed with the...

Mónica Palma

The eleven works on paper in Mónica Palma’s first solo show are pared-down abstractions that reflect, almost paradoxically, the dizzying entanglements of contemporary life. Palma’s slow, repetitive process results in much-handled drawings whose cloudy...

The Drug of Abstraction: An Interview with Beverly Fishman

Beverly Fishman creates powerful abstract paintings that address technology and the pharmaceutical industry. Fishman lives and works in Detroit, where she teaches painting at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She spent a sabbatical in New York last year,...

Terence Gower

In 1953, the United States opened a new embassy in Havana. Designed in a modernist style that departed drastically from earlier diplomatic buildings, the structure, which still stands today, has a glass facade and inviting lobby that were intended to...

Loie Hollowell

For her first exhibition at Feuer/Mesler and second solo presentation in New York, painter Loie Hollowell hewed to a personal vocabulary of forms—almonds, bullet-shaped protuberances, slender-peaked droplets, and highly modeled gentle curves with...

Feminism, Live: Debate as Theater

What might feminism's present learn from feminism's past? This question is especially urgent after the terrifying first weeks of Trump's presidency. Some answers may be gleaned from The Town Hall Affair, the Wooster Group's new theatrical production...

Paul Thek

The recent exhibition of Paul Thek’s work at Hannah Hoffman Gallery was surprisingly pretty. The Thek it portrayed seemed to have been an introspective sort, given to naive drawings of flowers and sensitive paintings of the sea, rather than the...

Sondra Perry

All but one wall in Sondra Perry’s solo exhibition “Resident Evil” were painted chroma-key blue. Actors filmed in front of screens this color can be digitally superimposed on any background.

David Reed

A 1975 exhibition of brushwork paintings by David Reed, originally presented at Susan Caldwell Gallery in SoHo, has been re-staged at Gagosian’s uptown outpost. If you are interested in the development of abstract painting, this show pinpoints an...

Kader Attia

Berlin- and Paris-based Kader Attia’s labyrinthine video installation Reason’s Oxymorons (2015) is a forbidding artwork to enter. The eighteen videos are shown on monitors in individual cubicles, the dark gray shoulder-high walls and sound-muffling...

David Diao

In "HongKong Boyhood," his twelfth solo show at Postmasters, painter David Diao (b. 1943) evokes a lasting sense of personal and cultural dislocation induced by early ruptures in his upbringing. At age six, he fled Communist takeover of his family...

TM Davy

Horses have appeared throughout the course of art history to a multitude of effects, from ceramic votives in ancient Chinese burial sites to European hunting and battle scenes. In recent memory, they have been coopted in popular culture by the ultra...

"Total Proof: The Gala Committee 1995–1997"

A few days after Trump’s election, I felt art’s political potential in the unlikeliest of places: Red Bull Studios in Chelsea. Walking under a mosaic archway entrance, I found an elaborate, crackling installation of activist works from the Clinton...

Sara Greenberger Rafferty

Sara Greenberger Rafferty often works large, as she did with a multi-panel piece shown in 2016 in a group show at James Cohan Gallery, New York, that measured about three by nineteen feet. For her first solo exhibition at Document, the Brooklyn-based...

Beverly Buchanan

“Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals” inaugurates “A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism,” a series of ten exhibitions and public programs at the Brooklyn Museum marking the tenth anniversary of the museum’s Sackler Center for...

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