Art In America

Lori Ellison

In their intimate dimensions (generally 8½ by 11 inches or a fraction of an inch larger), unassuming materials (the majority of images in this show were made in ballpoint pen on pages from ruled notebooks) and intense, almost devotional attention to...

Bruce Pearson

Whether by coincidence or zeitgeist, throughout the fall of 2013, New York was full of writerly art: Christopher Wool's Guggenheim Museum survey; the Drawing Center's "Drawing Time, Reading Time" exhibition and a related show in the Drawing Room of...

Playing the Game: An Interview with Jomar Statkun

Fans of Jomar Statkun's work might want to make repeated visits to his first New York solo show "Project 0014," at Garis & Hahn gallery on Bowery. The exhibition (Jan. 19-Feb. 23) is divided into five "presentations," ranging from a day devoted to...

Giosetta Fioroni

What a pleasure it has been in the last few years to see some serious attention given in New York to a generation of European painters who emerged in the 1960s but whose work was long overshadowed by American Pop art.

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...

Polke Retrospective to MoMA, Spring 2014

Sigmar Polke, the reclusive, eccentric and highly influential German artist who died in 2010, will have his first retrospective, on view next year at New York's Museum of Modern Art (Apr. 19-Aug. 3, 2014). Co-organized with London's Tate Modern, the...

Reinventing Abstraction

Most people think of 1980s painting in terms of Neo-Expressionist figurative works or the hard-edge compositions of the Neo-Geo crowd. "Reinventing Abstraction: NewYork Painting in the 1980s" offers an alternative view. Curated by A.i.A. contributing...

Paola Ferrario

Can a photograph be a poem? There are essential aspects of Paola Ferrario’s work that remind me very strongly of the poetry of William Carlos Williams.

David Humphrey

For a while in the late 1990s David Humphrey was engaged in a fascinating collaborative project with two other painters, Elliott Green and Amy Sillman.For a while in the late 1990s David Humphrey was engaged in a fascinating collaborative project...

Schnabel Rotates Through the East Village

"Julian Schnabel 1978–81" (through Mar. 30) includes one painting from each year of that four-year period, each on view for two weeks at Oko, an outpost of New York gallery Luxembourg & Dayan at 220 East 10th St., in New York's East Village....

Neo-Expressionism Not Remembered

In the early 1980s, Art in America hosted a debate on emerging Neo-Expressionist art. Now, after three contentious decades, history seems to have declared a winner. But don’t be too sure.

Ralph Humphrey

If you've never stood in front of a painting by Ralph Humphrey (1932-1990), you can have very little idea of what his work is really about.

Top 10 in Painting, 2012

Art in America's critics write their way through the best of 2012. From 1997 to 2007 Raphael Rubinstein was a senior editor at A.i.A.,and he continues a a contributing editor. Rubinstein is currentlyprofessor of critical studies at the University of...

Raoul De Keyser, 1930-2012

Born in 1930 in Deinze, Belgium, De Keyser studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in that city in 1963-64. He worked as a sports journalist and served as an administrative assistant at Ghent University before turning to an artistic career, and gained...

Top 10 from the Sao Paolo Bienal

The exhibition's strengths are in sculpture, installation and video. The curators seem not to have extended their generous poetic umbrellas to painters. Compared with other works on view, most of the paintings here are lackluster and subpar.

Geoff Hippenstiel

Nearly all the paintings in this show of recent work by Geoff Hippenstiel, a Houston-based painter in his late 30s, feature a single massive shape occupying most of the available space. Depending on their contours, these forms, which are made up of...

The Kippenberger Clan

ALTHOUGH MARTIN Kippenberger's musical achievements were negligible—some impromptu punk club performances and a handful of recordings featuring his energetic drumming or lugubrious baritone—he organized his life and career very much along the lines...

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