Art In America

“Language of the Birds: Occult in Art

It can be tricky to account for the dark arts in the white cube. Though many key modern artists were hardly shy about voicing their enthusiasm for the occult, art historians and curators, working within Enlightenment disciplines, have had a harder...

“Untitled Body Parts”

This group show at Simone Subal takes the work of Kiki Kogelnik (1935-1997) as its muse. The Austrian-born Pop artist's radical uses of new materials to explore the body, relationality and technology were prescient, intersecting with emerging...

Lauren Silva

The word glitch may have once signaled error, but it now refers to the practiced cool of deviation, a positive phenomenon for ‘net aesthetes. New York-based artist Lauren Silva's works, painted, printed and collaged, are marred (in a good way) by the...

“Greater New York”

Returning to "Greater New York" a few days after the Paris attacks, I found myself moved by the main themes underlying the exhibition: our city in particular and urban life in general; and the emergence of queer culture, shown to have percolated...

Muse: A Home Without Cookies

In our October 2013 issue, performance artist Michael Smith looked back on Christmases past, recalling pastries, posters and a terrycloth groundhog.

Best of Chicago, 2015

Jessica Stockholder is a Chicago-based artist and chair of the art department at the University of Chicago. She recently spoke with A.i.A. about the best institutional exhibitions in the Windy City in 2015.

Eduardo Paolozzi

This exhibition of works by Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) was titled “Horizon of Expectations,” after a 1967 screenprint by the artist. Paolozzi borrowed titles for his works from figures ranging from Walt Disney to Ludwig Wittgenstein, and likely took...

“Picasso Sculpture”

What was sculpture to the protean Picasso? As the current survey at the Museum of Modern Art makes clear, it was a markedly “episodic” pursuit, which resulted in over 600 sculptures and hundreds of ceramics over an eight-decade career, a body of work...

Robert Mapplethorpe

In "Unique," approximately 25 framed polaroids produced between 1970 and 1975 document Mapplethorpe's formative understanding of the photographic medium. He casually captured now-famous friends such as Patti Smith and Judy Linn, and also created...

Emily Mae Smith

Emily Mae Smith’s first solo show at Laurel Gitlen, titled “Medusa,” pumped new blood into the ongoing conversation that many contemporary artists have with Pop art, in particular its glamour finish and populist appeal. The crisply imagined paintings...

Overview: Back to Nature

Alan Sonfist’s Time Landscape (1965-ongoing) returned to full bloom this past summer. The public artwork looked fresh in a season of exhibitions around New York teeming with organic matter.

The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events in Los Angeles this week: a reading by Ta-Nehisi Coates at CAAM; a performance by H.E.N.S. at REDCAT; a screening of Chantal Akerman's films at Cinefamily; and a discussion organized by Triple...

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a Halloween-themed screening at EAI; a group reading and book launch for Francesca Capone's Writing in Threads; a screening and conversation between queer...

Michael Smith

Michael Smith’s latest solo exhibition, titled “Excuse me!?! . . . I’m looking for the ‘Fountain of Youth,’” was ambitious, melancholic and hypnotically quiet. Retirement and the leisure time it supposedly affords were the central theme, as Mike,...

Deborah Remington

Deborah Remington’s paintings and drawings present viewers with a series of eerie evocations vaguely reminiscent of objects and landscapes.

Wolfgang Tillmans

There's a maximal-minimal synergy in the shows by fellow German artists Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tillmans, on view next door to each other in David Zwirner's 19th Street spaces. Where Genzken channels minimalism's penchant for commercial materials...

Total Service Artists

In an era of shrinking professional support, many artists are making self-sufficiency, self-evaluation and self-promotion integral parts of their artistic identity and their oeuvre. 

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