Art In America

Kai Althoff

It is easy for the visitor to Kai Althoff’s retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art,  “and then leave me to the common swifts,” to grow irritated: the long wait for entry into the overcrowded galleries, the admonishment from the well-meaning museum...

Julia Rommel

Julia Rommel’s first solo exhibition at Bureau, in 2012, featured diminutive monochromes perfectly scaled to the gallery’s shoebox space. Bureau has since moved to more expansive digs, and Rommel’s paintings have grown larger, their palettes more...

Suburban Futurism

Arguing that urban sprawl is the dominant growth paradigm of the present and future, the author advocates a close examination of dynamic, amorphous metroplexes like Phoenix and Dubai.

Cosima von Bonin

A key figure in the irreverent, boisterous Cologne scene of the 1980s, Cosima von Bonin produces eccentric sculptures and installations that evoke a “mad romp through the margins of popular culture,” as Faye Hirsch recently wrote in A.i.A. The focus...

James Hoff

James Hoff uses the conventions of painting to register the circulation of digital images and information. This solo exhibition features works from his “Useless Landscapes” series (2016). Hoff took pictures of forests with a cellphone camera and then...

Alan Sonfist

One of the most significant works of public art in New York is easy to miss. Alan Sonfist’s Time Landscape, on the corner of Houston Street and LaGuardia Place, is an unassuming patch of precolonial, pre-urbanized ground—a slice of native forest...

“Douglas Crimp—Before Pictures New York City 1967–1977”

The history of art in New York during the consequential decade of 1967 to 1977 could be (and has been) narrated in myriad ways, but there’s something especially moving about seeing it represented through a biographical lens in the intimate confines of...

Made in LA

The third iteration of the Hammer Museum’s Made in LA biennial—organized by the museum’s Aram Moshayedi and the Renaissance Society’s Hamza Walker—proposed a current art scene that is much more diverse, with artists whose backgrounds and practices are...

Matthew Barney

I mistakenly expected this partial re-staging of Matthew Barney’s 1991 New York solo debut to have a scrappy and searching look. Instead, the sculptures, installations, and drawings that Barney produced at the age of twenty-four feel fully resolved....

“The Equilibrists”

Organized by New York’s New Museum and Athens’s DESTE Foundation in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, the show features some thirty artists who started their careers during a period of crisis. Caught between the threat of Grexit and the reality of...

The Public as Producer

At the Cooper Hewitt, a multipurpose handheld device called the Pen enables visitors to share in “design thinking” through instantaneous searches of the collection and experiments in high-tech drafting.

Film: Pornography of Power

In her last film project, the late artist Ellen Cantor mixed documentary and soap opera genres to expose the perversity of US support for the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.

The Digitized Museum

Introducing A.i.A.’s special issue on museums and digital technology, its organizers reflect on how new electronic devices, new institutional policies and programs, and a new emphasis on access, interactivity, and feedback are altering...

Robert Irwin

In 1970, Robert Irwin gave up his studio and sold his art supplies. The midcareer painter and sculptor “simply stopped being an artist in those senses,” as he told Lawrence Weschler for the classic biography Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing...

Ajay Kurian

A giant bust of a muscular cartoon monkey with a spinning mechanical head, its face locked in an expression of joy so hyperbolic that it borders on menace, confronts visitors in the entryway to Ajay Kurian’s “The Dreamers.” Kurian’s sculptures are...

Fiction and Artifice: DIS on YouTube

New York-based collective DIS has pioneered the post-internet aesthetic on their online publishing platform, DIS Magazine. For an overview of DIS’s creative practice and community of collaborators, we have assembled a playlist of videos on our YouTube...

Biennials: Mixed Messages

Incorporating works from many participants in their own online community, the New York–based collective DIS has mounted a Berlin Biennale that simultaneously exploits and critiques trendy digital strategies for marketing culture.

Summer in the Artful Hamptons

Summer is short and busy in the artful Hamptons. Now more than ever, there are high-quality galleries, sophisticated museum shows, performances, temporary exhibition spaces, pop-up events, and charity benefits—all to entice visitors away from beach...

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