Art In America

Exchange Program: The New Institute of Arab and Islamic Art

The works in the opening show at the new Institute of Arab and Islamic Art (IAIA), generically titled "Exhibition 1," and in most cases borrowed from the artists or their galleries, owe a debt to the very different approach to geometry in the Islamic...

Philippe Vergne on Nasreen Mohamedi

As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (A.i.A.'s August issue), we preview the 2014-15 season of museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and...

Dia Founders Sue to Stop Auction of Artworks

A lawsuit by two founders of New York's Dia Art Foundation aims to block the sale of 27 works of art worth as much as $20 million at an auction at Sotheby's on Wednesday.

Dia’s Auction of Artworks Draws Criticism

A June 28 letter to Dia Art Foundation director Philippe Vergne fromPaul Winkler, brother of Dia co-founder Helen Winkler, opposing the foundation's planned sale of artworks this fall at Sotheby's, has become public.

Dia Acquires Lannan Foundation Works

A group of 30 artworks that have been on loan to Dia:Beacon for a decade, including major pieces by Bruce Nauman, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin and Lawrence Weiner, will remain there and become part of the museum's collection, the museum announced today.

Dia Center to Build in Chelsea

  Dia Art Foundation has announced plans for their long-awaited construction of a new home in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The Foundation, which has lacked a major New York exhibition space since 2004, will build on three adjacent lots on West...

How Hong Kong Fairs

Western dealers, eager to tap into the vast and growing market of the Pacific, are learning that cultural differences often translate into dollars and cents. At Art HK 12, the international art fair that ended its five-day run in Hong Kong on...

Roving Eye: Studio Show

In my final installment, I have more of a roving mind than a "roving eye." Writing this column has been an interesting exercise, and the difficulty has been one of selective memory, and of finding time to dedicate to writing about the works and...

Roving Eye: Shadows of Twombly

Traveling eyes more than roving eyes this week. I was in Houston to attend the Cy Twombly memorial at the Menil Collection, where the artist has a permanently installed gallery of works created in a collaboration between him, the Menil and Dia. It...

Roving Eye: After Robert Bresson

I welcomed the ascetic French director Robert Bresson twice yesterday. Total serendipity, Au Hazard Balthazar. His first appearance came as I was contemplating the work of Barbara Probst and her grasp of a single moment though a multitude of lenses....

Roving Eye: Opening and Closing Words for Summer

The summer is a good moment to reflect and to meditate on why we do what we do. The mind vacates the tasks and is able to rejoin the mind, this place just behind the eyes. Summer is the time when we are entitled to idleness. Liberated from the...

Yves Klein: Art and Alchemy

Though he presented himself—with considerable credence—as a kind of charismatic mystic, Klein made his most enduring contribution to reductive modernist abstraction.  

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