Art In America

The Truth is Difficult to Find: A Conversation with Maja Bajevic

Informed by experiences of life in different cities, French-Bosnian artist Maja Bajevic engages with the foundational concepts of modern society, such as gender roles, religious dogma, and the free market, and how these concepts play out in everyday life.

Love Poems: John Giorno around New York

As its title suggests, "Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno" is both a valentine from a sweetheart and an open invitation to explore the legacy of an iconic New York poet.

A Printed Surf Club: Saying Goodbye to Packet Biweekly

A group of eager Pratt grads, a biweekly crit, and a Risograph printer in the living room—this was the recipe for Packet Biweekly, a humble booklet of fresh art and writing that was published every two weeks since 2012.

Artists First: Around Skulptur Projekte Münster

Skulptur Projekte Münster has changed quite radically since its initial incarnation. It's much more eclectic, encompassing sculpture but also performance, sound art, video, and other mediums. Yet it remains focused on artists, and committed to...

Beyond the Revolution

In the aftermath of Castro's sweeping late 1950s coup, Cuban artists have generated work reflecting multiple changes in collective and personal sensibility––from idealistic fervor to disillusionment, from social activism to formalist secession, from...

The World’s a Stage: L.A. Dance Project Live-Streams from Marfa

Intent on attracting new audiences and pushing the limits of live performance, choreographer Benjamin Millepied's L.A. Dance Project live-streamed a series of performances at Donald Judd's Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Tex. "Marfa Dance Episodes" were...

Naked Soap Operas: An Interview with Brontez Purnell

As a writer, Brontez Purnell's ink spills between zines, music columns, novels, and screenplays. Not content with just literary prodigiousness, he also counts choreography, filmmaking, musical performance and composition as part of a breakneck, punk...

Out of the Woods: In Conversation with Aaron Spangler

On June 10, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reopens to the public after two years of renovation and structural reinforcement. The Sculpture Garden is both a recreational area for visitors and a space for artists to take on new challenges. Aaron...

Rematerializing Photography

Five Americans––Christopher Colville, Klea McKenna, Matthew Brandt, Farrah Karapetian, and Chris McCaw––are among a sizable contingent of artists who produce striking aesthetic effects with photographic methods that are deliberately slow, antiquated,...

Kindling

Louise Lawler's current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York focuses on her long-standing practice of photographically re-presenting the work of other artists, often in domestic settings or unexpected combinations––an approach many...

Overview: The National Exhibition

Both the Whitney Biennial and the Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art opened in March. The Biennial is old: the current iteration is its seventy-second. The Triennial, which closed in May, was in its first edition.

Sascha Braunig

Sascha Braunig’s modestly scaled oil paintings of humanoid presences upstaged many of the high-tech pieces in “Surround Audience,” the 2015 triennial at the New Museum in New York.

Yves Tessier

Yves Tessier’s paintings, ten of which were on view in this exhibition, feature stylized figures that have been reduced to essential elements yet retain a vitality and distinct presence. His favored medium is casein on aluminum.

Carmen Neely

Carmen Neely titled the eight paintings in her first New York solo show after phrases she had recently heard (“Just gotta caress it a little,” “Don’t just hope it!,” “A good fortune can ruin your life”), often in her own...

Frank Heath

Laced with deadpan humor, Frank Heath’s sculptures and videos convey an obsession with archiving banalities

Jochen Klein

The first solo exhibition of Jochen Klein’s work in the United States since 1998 afforded a glimpse into the early practice of an artist for whom engagements with institutional and social critique formed a complex backdrop to a highly particular and...

Film: Worry the Image

For director Arthur Jafa, the essence of black cinema––and black being––lies in a nonlinear, quasi-musical processing of cultural memory and time.

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