Art In America

Bernadette Mayer

Memory serves as an important contribution to the history of photo-conceptual practices and process-based writing from the early '70s.  

Bridges and Walls

"Build bridges, not walls." That was the mantra heard often at opening week events for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.  

Art Warriors and Wooden Indians

Forty-five years ago, A.i.A. produced a then-exceptional theme issue on art by and—to a much greater extent—about Native Americans. Here, that critical imbalance is redressed through multiple Indigenous perspectives on culture, art, environmental...

In the Studio: Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds

Veteran artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds relates his efforts to commemorate Indigenous history while also critiquing non-Native arrogance in acerbic visual and textual works.

The Repatriation of F$

Reared on the Continent before returning to her US homeland, Jewish socialite Florine Stettheimer used her flamboyant painting and set-design skills to explore the complexity of American identity in the interwar period.

The Body Politic: A Conversation with Elizabeth Jaeger

In the last few years, Elizabeth Jaeger has moved away from figuration to more stylized sculptural forms that only suggest the female body, thus literalizing objectification in order to subvert misogynistic associations obliquely and profoundly.

Stephanie Smith on Mark Dion

"We need Mark's artful mix of science, nerdiness, creative obsession, wonder, and humor right now."

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...

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,...

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.

Peter Hujar

“Much of the New York that mattered to Hujar,” read one of this exhibition’s wall texts, “was to be found only after sundown.”

“All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace”

A quiet, placid atmosphere filled the rooms of the group show “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace.” The sculptures, installations, and video projections on view evoked a present tense where technology has imbued every aspect of human life,...

“A Surrealist Banquet”

The table is set with silverware compressed into blocks by César. The décor includes a still life of a bouquet by Balthus and a towering centerpiece of painted bronze breasts by Hans Bellmer. The main courses include a meatball speared on a fork by...

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