Art In America

Amol K Patil

In the irregularly shaped, converted antique store that is the Clark House Initiative, "Social Theatre," a show of unassuming works by young Mumbai artist Amol K Patil, came across as smartly soft-spoken.

Vasudha Thozhur and Himmat

In the spring of 2002, up to 2,000 Muslims were killed and some 150,000 displaced in a rash of Hindu-led riots—allegedly carried out in retaliation for a train fire reportedly set by Muslims—in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Shortly thereafter,...

Ali Kazim

It is common in writing on Lahore-based Ali Kazim to begin with his technique. "Starting with a pencil under-drawing," writes London-based critic and curator Hammad Nasar in a pamphlet from 2006, "he follows on with a step miniaturists refer to as...

Kiran Subbaiah

In her 1976 essay "Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism," which looks at early works by Vito Acconci, Richard Serra, Peter Campus and others who dealt with the destabilizing effects of "the self split and doubled," Rosalind Krauss concluded that...

Know Your Enemy: ANPO

 Linda Hoaglund's new documentary film, ANPO: ART X WAR, offers an impassioned account of Japanese opposition to the post-WWII treaty that made the defeated nation a de facto ally of the U.S. 

Miyako Ishiuchi

Miyako Ishiuchi (b. 1947) has long used photography as a medium for expressing Japan’s memory and mourning. This was particularly evident in her “Mother’s” series (2000-05), exhibited in the Japanese Pavilion of the 2005 Venice Biennale: a group of...

Tetsumi Kudo

It is an ugly body of work. Snot green and biohazard orange are its flagship colors, feces and dick its main forms. The work is intentionally cheap-looking, dominated by lacquered plaster and inexpensive consumer plastics. Through its base materiality...

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