Art In America

Inside the Art Bars

Bars have been as essential to the New York art world as its galleries and museums. Eleven artists reflect on the downtown institutions where creative inspiration could flow as freely as the drinks.  

Rossella Biscotti

Rossella Biscotti is having a moment. Last year the Italian-born, Amsterdam-based artist showed at a number of major exhibitions, including Documenta 13, and this year she is participating in "The Encyclopedic Palace" at the 55th Venice Biennale. 

Venice Biennale Roster, Unveiled

At least eight countries, including the Bahamas, Bahrain, Ivory Coast, Kosovo, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nigeria and Paraguay, will be welcomed as first time exhibitors. 

Massimiliano Gioni Will Curate the 2013 Venice Biennale

Italian Massimiliano Gioni has been appointed director of the 2013 Venice Biennale. The seemingly omnipresent 39-year-old is associate director of the New Museum in New York and artistic director of the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan. He will...

Moss to Shutter Soho Shop

The cult design emporium Moss in SoHo will close on Feb. 17. Opened by Murray Moss in 1994, the store elevated product design to high art through museum-style displays and thematic exhibitions. The store's website says, "The shop intentionally...

Maurizio Cattelan, All in One

Contemplating his first retrospective, at New York's Guggenheim Museum, the Italian artist-provocateur discusses the effects of time and context on his irreverent sculptural installations. 

Nicola Tyson

The broad and brittle brushstrokes and teeth-grinding, acid hues that Nicola Tyson favors in her work would be a recipe for disaster for less talented painters. But in each canvas, the London-born, New York-based artist skillfully weds these elements...

Dead Letter Men: Nicola Tyson Reads at Petzel

Last week in New York at Friedrich Petzel's Chelsea gallery English painter Nicola Tyson read letters she's written—mostly to artists, all to men—while standing in front of the paintings that make up her current solo show there [through Nov. 5]. In...

The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss

With an ever-growing number of galleries scattered around New York, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Where to begin? Here at A.i.A., we are always on the hunt for clever, memorable shows that stand out in a crowded field. Below are eight fall shows...

Body Conscious: Soft Machines at the Pace Gallery

Five women dressed in pastel spring dresses and slingbacks trudge through mounting piles of slippery material as they dig their hands, elbows and feet into a 7,500-pound clay cube, carve out a piece and hurl it at a wall. As a crowd smiles on, the...

BA in Art Fairs

There aren't many things that you can count on being the same in every country in the world, but one such universal fact is the art fair, which migrates intact wherever it re-emerges. Such was the case at ArteBA 2010, the 19th annual art show in...

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