Art In America

The Untold Ana Mendieta

Cuban-born performance and multi-media visual artist Ana Mendieta died in 1985 at the age of 36, leaving behind a massive collection of un-exhibited works. Now on view at London's Hayward Gallery is "Traces," her first UK retrospective, in which...

At the Altar of Saint Genet

Gold leaf, honey, tar, blood, wax, flowers, leeches, pheasants, arrows: such are the materials used by Seattle-based experimental theater company Saint Genet, whose new work Paradisiacal Rites opens at Seattle performance space On The Boards this...

Oldenburg's Pure Pleasures at MoMA

"Pastry and art are two forms of pleasure. If you combine them, you gettwo times the pleasure," Claes Oldenburg said at today's press previewfor his two-part show.

The Teachings of Vaginal Davis

In the middle of the empty gallery, Davis constructed a chamber with a distorted perspectival system (called an Ames room). The illusion seems like a metaphor for Davis's mutable personality, which can be overstated or demure, and her fixed...

Boetti's Changing Rules: Christian Rattemeyer on 'Game Plan'

For the past three years, "Game Plan," the retrospective of Italian artist Alighiero Boetti, has been the collaborative focus of three curators at some of the world's most prestigious arts institutions. After opening at Madrid's Reina Sofía in late...

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