Art In America

S.J. “Kitty” Moodley

Lovers of the work of Mali’s much-honored photographers Seydou Keïta (1921–2001) and Malik Sidibé (1935-2016) may be in for a shock upon entering this show, titled “Who I Am: Rediscovered Portraits from Apartheid South Africa.” Could it be that what...

Taca Sui

Classic Eastern themes—the enormity of historical time, the passing of all physical things, the importance of transmitting culture from generation to generation—pervade the photographs of thirty-two-year-old Chinese artist Taca Sui. A graduate of the...

Malick Sidibé

Malick Sidibé, working out of a tiny commercial photography studio in Bamako, is famous for his spontaneous-feeling shots of Mali’s urban youths street-styling and dancing at clubs and house parties. This show, his sixth solo exhibition at Jack...

FX Harsono

FX Harsono, a major figure in the Indonesian art scene, has long addressed the region’s troubling sociopolitical issues with bracing candor. In 1975, he helped found the New Art Movement, dedicated to the use of everyday materials for experimental and...

Asia Pacific Triennial

At a time when the international art market is rife with excess and the major biennials serve, increasingly, as a covert validation process for the world’s most powerful galleries, serious viewers sometimes look to more peripheral global roundups for...

Zhong Biao

The painter Zhong Biao has always had a knack for combining close observation and grand vision. Early on, as a student at the Zhejiang Academy in Hangzhou and later as a teacher at the Sichuan Academy in his native Chongqing, he produced realistic...

From the Archives: Stella Since 1970

Leading up to A.i.A. cover artist Frank Stella's retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art (Oct. 30-Feb. 7, 2016), we present Philip Leider's survey of Stella's paintings from the 1970s, originally published in our March/April 1978 issue.

Learning from Singapore?

Singapore: Inside Out, taking place Sept. 23-27 in a towering scaffold structure at New York's Madison Square Park, is a showcase of Singaporean visual arts, music, fashion, design, film and drama. The New York event is part of an official global...

A Perfectly Basel Hong Kong

"Same Old, Brand New" read Chinese artist Cao Fei's projection on Hong Kong's 1,600-foot International Commerce Centre last Saturday evening. Capping the second preview day of the 2015 Art Basel Hong Kong fair (Mar. 15-17), the spectacle deftly ...

Jerry Kearns

It's hard to say what struck one most forcefully about this show of five wall paintings and eight new canvases. Was it Jerry Kearns's over-the-top verbal humor, infusing the exhibition title "RRRGGHH!," the "KNOCK, KNOCK" repeatedly inscribed in...

A New Generation of Chinese Artists

Curious about new Chinese art but can't afford a ticket to Beijing? Try Florida, where you can see the exhibition "My Generation: Young Chinese Artists," organized by New York-based Barbara Pollack.

Hairy Who: Funky, Folky and Still Fresh

Who doesn't love the Hairy Who? That's the implicit message of Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists, a new documentary film directed by Leslie Buchbinder, the daughter of Chicago collectors Henry and Gilda Buchbinder.

Lee Ufan Rocks Versailles

Only in France, perhaps, could a Sunday outing entail an exercise in visual philosophy—one combining formal rigor with a whiff of historical decadence. But that's exactly what's on offer now at the royal palace of Versailles outside Paris.

Dueling Visions at Art Basel Hong Kong

The commissioned showpiece for Art Basel Hong Kong (May 15-18) was German artist Carsten Nicolai's sound and light work Alpha Pulse, which throbbed nightly up and down the facade of the city's tallest skyscraper, the 118-story International Commerce...

Art Basel Hong Kong Goes Aspirational

If you'd like to buy a $25 million Picasso portrait of Dora Maar, you can do so this week at the Art Basel Hong Kong fair (May 15-18).

Xu Zhen’s Brand of Armory Show

Xu Zhen, the wily Shanghai-based artist commissioned to spearhead this year's China Focus at the Armory Show in New York (Mar. 6-9) and to design the graphic identity for the fair, seems at first blush like a highly unlikely choice.

Invisible Ink

"Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China," now at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, seems at first to be a long-awaited corrective to Western myopia in regard to Chinese ink painting and calligraphy.

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