Art In America

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.

Getting Over, Chinese-style: An Interview with Arthur Ou

Featuring works by 10 artists such as Ming Wong, Chen Chieh-jen, Cao Fei, Lee Kit and Michael Lin, the exhibition "Cross-Strait Relations" takes on the charged issue of mainland China's relationship with Taiwan.

From Model to Maven: An Interview with Dealer Wanwan Lei

First known in the international art world as muse and model for the Chinese painter Liu Ye, Jenny Lui—who now prefers to be known as Wanwan Lei—has recently established herself as a roving dealer-curator with a sharp eye for emerging...

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...

Herzog & de Meuron To Design Hong Kong’s M+

Hong Kong's long-delayed dream of a major museum for modern andcontemporary art has come a big step closer to realization. The Swissarchitectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, in conjunction with theLondon-Hong Kong firm TFP Farrells, has been tapped to...

A Chinese Biennale?

Based solely on numbers, this year's Venice Biennale could be regarded—with only slight exaggeration—as a giant survey of contemporary Chinese art with some Western work mixed in for balance.

China: One Country, Three Pavilions

Every two years, the art world gets a vivid reminder of China's complex sovereignty issues and ongoing identity concerns—in the form of three separate pavilions at the Venice Biennale.  

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