Art In America

Mark Leckey

The recent midcareer survey of Mark Leckey's work at MoMA PS1 was, by turns, humorous and thought-provoking, wistful and disturbing.

Up Close: The Once and Future Detroit

As downtown neighborhoods begin to gentrify, Detroit's artistic community continues the feisty, freewheeling mode of cultural entrepreneurship that saw it through the city's darkest days. 

More than Minimalism: The Algorithmic Turn at the Kitchen

"From Minimalism into Algorithm," an ambitious program at the Kitchen unfolding over the 2015-16 season, considers the roles of seriality, speculation and networked communication in art from the 1960s to the present. A slate of performances and...

Ai Weiwei

The exhibition title "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" suggests a meaningful link between the dissident artist, who spent three months in detention in China in 2011, and the crumbling former federal penitentiary on a 22-acre island in San Francisco...

Everybody’s Art

At nearly 500 pages, The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds is heftier than the average laptop computer—and more difficult to "operate."

Lyon Biennale

The 12th installment of the Lyon Biennale, titled "Meanwhile . . . Suddenly and Then," is the third and last to address the theme of "transmission."

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...

Walter De Maria, 1935-2013

Land art pioneer Walter De Maria passed away on July 25. According to Dia Art Foundation, De Maria died after suffering a stroke in Los Angeles. He was 77.

Art & Politics: Going Home

Robert Arneson's virtuosic ceramic bust of slain San Francisco mayor George Moscone is a reminder that occasionally you can go home again.

Venice Biennale Artist List Announced

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, head of exhibitions at New York's New Museum, "The Encyclopedic Palace" is named after a piece by self-taught Italian-American artist Marino Auriti. The work was an architectural model for an imaginary museum that was...

Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960 to 2010

REMEMBER A TIME in the New York art scene when money talked but did not drown out every other sound? When “uptown” and “downtown” signified not just geography but lifestyle? When a clash between establishment artists and younger avant-gardists was...

Blues for Smoke

With the recent “Pacific Standard Time” program of postwar art shows, and now the Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Blues for Smoke,” Los Angeles has emerged as a place to challenge curatorial conventions.

East Village Rimbaud

David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) was as full of contradictions as the changing East Village neighborhood he lived in during the 1980s.

Antoni Muntadas

“Warning: perception requires involvement” is the resonant slogan that New York-based Catalonian artist Antoni Muntadas has featured, in 14 languages cumulatively, on signage and bumper stickers for 25 exhibitions since 1999. The sentiment also...

Lives of the Artists and Let's See

During the third quarter of the 20th century, the New Yorker—characterized by intellectual assurance, cultural breadth and refreshing clarity—played a central role in defining late modern taste. Affiliated writers such as Whitney Balliett, Arlene...

Keith Haring

Haring remains a lightning rod for critical discord and hyperbole. According to various observers, he is either one of the best or one of the worst artists of our time.

Channeling New Media

Seemingly all that new media art lacked was validation by the academy. Now three related books from MIT Press and the announcement by Danube University in Krems, Austria, of the November 2008 start-up of the first degree-granting Masters of Media Art...

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