Art In America

Moving Pictures at Art Basel Miami Beach

Unlike previous years, video was surprisingly well represented this year at Art Basel Miami Beach, which is otherwise focused on static objects for sale.

Hammers and Crickets: A Little Night Music in Miami

On the evening prior to the opening of this year's Art Basel Miami Beach fair, New York's Public Art Fund premiered four commissioned works in Collins Park, located in front of the Bass Museum of Art.  Performances by David Colman, Mungo Thomson and...

Inside the Art Bars

Bars have been as essential to the New York art world as its galleries and museums. Eleven artists reflect on the downtown institutions where creative inspiration could flow as freely as the drinks.  

Five Days Worth of Clifford Owens

Clifford Owens's "Five Days" was an ambitious undertaking, if for no other reason than that it occurred on five successive evenings, Nov. 18 to 22, in performances lasting from one to two hours each.

David Smith Estate Settles Copyright Tiff

Lauren Clay has negotiated the right, without restriction, to exhibit and sell seven sculptures that reproduce the shapes of works by the Abstract Expressionist artist, Clay told A.i.A. by phone Tuesday.

Those ’70s Shows: An Interview with Jay Sanders

Curated by Jay Sanders, "Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970-1980" (Oct. 31, 2013-February 2014) presents the work of 20 artists from this era, some canonical figures like Vito...

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

A Wedding or a Funeral?: Robert Irwin Returns to the Whitney

For the first time since its creation in 1977, L.A.-based artist Robert Irwin's sculptural installation Scrim veil-Black rectangle-Natural light, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York has been reinstalled on the museum's fourth floor (through Sept. 1).

Venice Biennale: Performance Dichotomies in the Italian Pavilion

In contrast to Massimiliano Gioni's intentionally overwhelming "Encyclopedic Palace," the main exhibition at the Venice Biennale, it is something of a relief to turn to the more modest show "vice versa," housed nearby in the Italian Pavilion in the...

Rhizome's Seven on Seven, including Boston Marathoner

The purpose of the get-together is to foster dialogue between art and technology, but the bombings drew attention to tracking and surveillance in a surprisingly personal way when it was revealed that one of the participants had run the Marathon.

The Nothing Act

Alix Pearlstein thwarts her actors' standard techniques in order to heighten a viewer's awareness of video-mediated perception.

When Formalist Criticism Fails

The New York Times published a review by Ken Johnson of the exhibition "Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980" at New York's MoMA PS1.

High Style, Clear Form, Sharp Edge

Embracing myriad forms of experimental art and criticism in the 1970s and ’80s, Scott Burton brought a precise yet idiosyncratic intelligence to every project he undertook.

Pod Hopping in Miami

Despite general art world trends toward the performative or dematerialized work, Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 was clearly running a brisk trade in paintings and sculpture. Still, a smattering of video and some performance were thrown into the mix.

Richard Avedon

The four colossal black-and-white group portraits that Richard Avedon made between 1969 and 1971—most roughly 10 by 30 feet—created, in a recent show at Gagosian, a cruciform galaxy featuring the U.S. military, its antiwar opponents, Pop artists and...

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