Art In America

Inside the Art Bars

Bars have been as essential to the New York art world as its galleries and museums. Eleven artists reflect on the downtown institutions where creative inspiration could flow as freely as the drinks.  

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...

Conceptual Abstraction

"Conceptual Abstraction," curated by Pepe Karmel and Joachim Pissarro-on a suggestion by artist Valerie Jaudon and with the help of dealer Carroll Janis-was a 21-year reunion of sorts, and a 21-gun salute to abstraction and painting.

A Woman Under the Influence

Deborah Kass folds an array of sources into her witty mash-ups of art history, pop culture and identity politics.

Barbara Takenaga

Barbara Takenaga’s paintings are gorgeous—so elegant, opulent and vigorous that they can make your breath catch. Filigreed swirls of graduated dots, from nearly microscopic to the size of a coin, appear like pearls or lustrous precious stones strung...

We Regret To Inform You

The press release for the group show “We Regret To Inform You There Is Currently No Space Or Place For Abstract Painting” (the bulk of which comprised—you guessed it!—contemporary abstract painting) consisted of just one sentence: “We regret to inform...

Ross Bleckner: The Times of Our Lives

"I've been a news junkie forever," Ross Bleckner told A.i.A., when we spoke about his book My Life in the New York Times, released last month by Edgewise. A second volume, A3: Our Lives in the New York Times, comes out July 31. These two volumes put...

Keltie Ferris

It was a trend that, one had hoped, was finally fading: artists using spray paint, metallics, shocking pink and Day-Glo colors in an effort to make their work look cool, more current. Those of us who'd been around for a while wished it would all...

Tribeca Film Fest Announces Its Own Art Awards

Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has announced this year's participants in its Artists Awards Program, which presents artworks instead of trophies to winning filmmakers. The artists donating work are Inka Essenhigh, Stephen Hannock, Mark...

Alexis Rockman

With a survey of his career on long-term view at the Smithsonian, the New York-based painter discusses his fascination with the natural world and the evolution of his phantasmagorical, sometimes apocalyptic imagery.

In The New Siam

Refusing to be constrained by tradition, neglect or touristic clichés, vanguard Thai artists deftly engage the modern world.

Re-Generating the 80s

A caveat given me by David Salle before seeing, Your History is Not Our History, the show of work from the 1980s he co-organized with Richard Phillips: "Journalism creates generalizations, and generalizations are  (generally) the enemy of art." Which,...

Andy Harper

British painter Andy Harper’s first one-person show in New York offered a lush antidote to English stunt art, and also to the recent spate of “bad” painting in the States. Using the most traditional of means—oil on linen—Harper makes paintings that...

Bleckner honored by United Nations

In a ceremony at the United Nations in New York on May 12, painter Ross Bleckner is to be named UN Goodwill Ambassador, the first visual artist to be so honored.

Photo Play

A current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art examines the early work of 30 artists constituting the last major art movement of the 20th century.

Kamrooz Aram

In paintings that teem with decorative and narrative detail, Kamrooz Aram traces affinities between his Iranian heritage and global visual culture.         

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