Nam June Paik has been described as the "father of video art," but the medium-specific moniker obscures his broader fascination with how technologies alter our bodies and our perceptions.
At Interrupt 3, a conference on poetry and digital media at Brown University in Providence, Kenneth Goldsmith read the autopsy of Michael Brown, the teenager who was murdered by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014.
At the VIP reception of this year's Armory Show fair (Mar. 5-8), I met up with Christopher Y. Lew, the Whitney Museum of American Art's recently appointed associate curator, who was already stalking the aisles. Lew, who is in his early 30s, came to...
A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this weekend: a screening of Larry Clark’s latest flick at Lincoln Center; a NYPAC-hosted performance by Cecilia Corrigan at the Duplex; Henry Chalfant’s Flyin’ Cut Sleeves at...
Where does play end and art begin? The interest in such questions, largely fostered by the 2013 exhibition “Gutai: Splendid Playground” at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, has now prompted a resurgent fascination with the work of this high-energy...
Uniting firmly outlined forms and bold colors, American painter Nicholas Krushenick created a new nonobjective vocabulary in the 1960s.
Long an icon of feminism and sexual liberation, the artist now finds artistic counsel, erotic pleasure and spiritual sustenance in her many kissing cats.
Departing from his Denzel Washington obsession, the transgender Dominican artist debuts a four-person dance performance that mixes disco beats, racial themes and sci-fi speculations.
R.H. Quaytman sticks to the rules, even when she's out of her element. The paintings she has produced since 2001 adhere to certain self-imposed parameters.
Aquin has been the curator of contemporary art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art since 1998.
As its paradoxical title cautions, an upcoming survey of contemporary painting at New York's Museum of Modern Art, "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World," is full of contradictions.
A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: a discussion of Matisse's cut-outs at the Museum of Modern Art; a panel on zombie formalism at the School of Visual Arts; a discussion of the 1994 Whitney Museum...
This year, the fair has attracted some respected exhibitors to sign on for the first time, including New York's Andrew Kreps and Metro Pictures and Los Angeles's Regen Projects, and hooked in up-and-coming dealers like New York's Rachel Uffner.
The theme of this biennial is "Unsettled Landscapes," though the work I found most exemplary of the show's concerns offered more of a pastoral vision.
Vivid flora and sharp geometries mingle and conjugate in "Materia Radiante," Bruno Novelli's first solo exhibition in the U.S. since 2008.
Greg Parma Smith's painted realism is perversely synthetic and immaculately crafted. In his first solo show at David Lewis Gallery, titled "Melancholy," Smith presented two series of paintings—"Door gods (origami paper)" and "God of doors (Janus...
Phillips showed its customary strength with hip, young art stars, setting new records for Danh Vo ($629,000), Fredrik Vaerslev ($317,000) and Rashid Johnson ($197,000).
"Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire" presents the mourner as a slew of contradictions.