Art In America

Younger Set Achieve Record Results at Christie's

The works on offer were by artists ranging from giants like Gerhard Richter and Cindy Sherman to rising stars like Oscar Tuazon and Byron Kim. With a huge span of prices--presale estimates on individual works stretched from $1,000 to $500,000--the...

K8 Hardy Tries On Fashion

As part of her contribution to the current Whitney Biennial, where she is also showing sculptures and photos, queer-culture icon K8 Hardy staged Fashion Show in the exhibition's fourth-floor performance space. Draping real models in her funky...

Trailing Public Art Fund's Nicholas Baume Through Frieze

Yesterday was the preview of the inaugural Frieze New York, the first American iteration of a hip London fair that's been in place for a decade. Amid art stars from Chuck Close to Tracey Emin and Jayson Musson (aka Hennessy Youngman), waving to...

Curator Pati Hertling Activates Her Artists

"Heart to Hand," an exhibition curated by Pati Hertling, fills the main two-tier level at the Swiss Institute's new Wooster Street space [through Apr. 15]. The show features five artists—the brothers Oscar Tuazon and Eli Hansen, Klara Lidén, Zoe...

Oscar Tuazon

In Oscar Tuazon’s 21st-century iteration of process art, objects and spaces fail—or at least threaten to. Buildings are cut into and stretched to their limits. Walls bulge, glass breaks and water drips. Structures shatter under pressure or collapse...

The Whitney Biennial List Is Out

The New York Observer has leaked the list of artists selected by curators Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders for the 2012 Whitney Biennial. The list mixes emerging and emerged talent and features relatively few on-trend artists (Kai Althoff, Moyra...

Roving Ei, Part 1

It's been a strangely positive week in America, I can definitely report. I called my mother, who lives in a senior center in Holyoke, MA, where there was a huge storm. She was delighted I got through since she's had no power and no heat, and no...

The Triplets From Belleville

The Belleville section of Paris and the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan are both storied districts, the former hosting Edith Piaf and Jane Avril, the latter home to Jimmy Cagney and Typhoid Mary. Belleville leads the way in emerging...

Brightest in Show

In this week's Art Basel-precipitated blur of fairs, performances, museum openings, art dinners and art parties, it is sometimes difficult to ascertain exactly where one is at any given moment. Liste—the well-loved "young art fair" that is generally...

Two to Tango

"Come into the dark, we can't see anything and we have never been to Antarctica," invites Vito Acconci in his "Antarctica of the Mind," (2004) a building proposal for the Halley II Research Station in Antarctica. Though Acconci's proposal, which...

Oscar Tuazon

Oscar Tuazon inaugurated Daniele Balice and Alexander Hertling’s new gallery in scrappy Belleville, arguably the hottest art district in town, with a solo show provocatively titled “Ass to Mouth.” The gallery is just down the road from the space the...

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