Art In America

Paul Gauguin

The curators of "Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist" didn't have to settle for second best.  

A Beckoning Angst

Living a luxurious life while depicting physical and spiritual destitution, France's Bernard Buffet was both wildly popular and, in some quarters, critically reviled. A recent exhibition in Paris presented him as a painter of surprising complexity. 

Poems Without Words

With a 1975 series of stacked-line compositions, the painter David Reed began to garner recognition from critics and peers alike. Now those legendary works from his first solo exhibition are on view again, raising intriguing questions about cultural...

Everything Is About To Begin

Visiting the US in 1966 and 1969, Italy’s controversial postwar Renaissance man, Pier Paolo Pasolini, found a rejuvenating energy in his encounters with fellow filmmakers, artists, writers, and activists.

Up Close: Houston Loves Eccentrics

Former East Coast curator Bill Arning finds his adopted Houston surprisingly receptive to artistic oddballs and bold exhibitions in its burgeoning museums and galleries.

Armory Show Cofounder Paul Morris Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane

Paul Morris, who directed the Armory Show from 1994 to 2012, revisits the earliest days of the fair, when he bribed a hotel employee with Scotch, scheduled manicure appointments and, per his recollection, had no idea what he was doing.  

Putting Mapplethorpe in his Place

Twenty-six years ago, Robert Mapplethorpe’s BDSM photographs were successfully defended in court as elegantly rigorous artworks that transcend their maverick origins. But did that normalizing rationale sacrifice more personal and artistic liberty than...

Romeo Castellucci

The ravishing images in Hyperion: Letters of a Terrorist, the Italian Romeo Castellucci's stage adaptation of a Romantic epistolary novel by Friedrich Hölderlin, accrete as optic poetry, awakening thoughts about revolution, civilization, childhood...

EXPO Chicago Exhibitor List Revealed

Expo Chicago has announced the exhibitor list for its third outing. Featuring over 130 exhibitors from 17 countries—up slightly from about 120 last year and 100 in its first outing—the fair will take place at the city's Navy Pier Sept....

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.

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