Art In America

In the Studio: Richard Tuttle

Richard Tuttle began showing his work in the mid-'60s, at the age of 24, and quickly became a significant contributor in an art scene that included artists as diverse as Robert Smithson and Agnes Martin. While some of Tuttle's early, spare work builds...

Rirkrit Tiravanija Lights Stockhausen at the Armory

The music, a 70-minute excerpt of the late composer's 29-hour opera "Licht," was intended to be performed in a specially designed chamber with octophonic (8-channel) sound. Tiravanija conceived of a circular stage with a lunar surface to include...

Beauty and the Bees: Q+A with Wolfgang Laib

Though trained as a doctor, Laib changed his direction after medical school and began creating his now iconic "milkstones," slabs of polished marble with a thin layer of fresh milk sitting atop their surfaces. His work emits a subtle spiritual...

Olaf Breuning is Home Again

Like the Swiss-born Breuning, the buffoon is a scruffy, sandy-haired New Yorker around 40 years of age with a penchant for masks and face paint. He's obsessed with the culture around him. In the first film of the trilogy, Home (2004), he holes up in a...

Kids' Stuff, Adult Matters: Q+A with Charlie White

Artist Charlie White is consumed by the phenomenon of the consumerist teenager, particularly the female, who has, since the 1970s, been the prime target for advertising. In "The Sun and Other Stars," his two-person show with photographer Katy...

End of the Marathon: Tom Sachs at the Park Avenue Armory

June 16, 2012: Visiting the Park Avenue Armory, I discover that Tom Sachs's installation "Space Program: Mars" is up for just one more day. During the past month, Sachs has given three space flight demonstrations, held public breakfasts with Mars...

At Migrating Forms, Who's Afraid of the Avant-Garde?

A woman in a flowery dress takes the stage and tells us about Ed Halter, who is presenting at Anthology Film Archives as part of the fourth Migrating Forms festival of moving images. He's a critic, curator, runs the Light Industry, a venue for art...

Harry Dodge, Masked-Unmasked

I'm at the Harry Dodge screening at The Kitchen. The first video starts. Onscreen, someone wears a mask with a cube affixed to its forehead. There's no telling if it's a man or a woman, but the mask suggests the ugliness of a dude, and the...

Llyn Foulkes in the Studio

Speaking out for process, skill and intellectual depth, the veteran painter and musician offers a tough-love alternative to today's artistic values. 

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