Art In America

Sondra Perry

All but one wall in Sondra Perry’s solo exhibition “Resident Evil” were painted chroma-key blue. Actors filmed in front of screens this color can be digitally superimposed on any background.

Sing the Language Electric: Fia Backström’s Scripts

Intensely collaborative, Fia Backström's writings, installations, and performances originate from her social context. By adopting personas from an amateur to a bureaucrat, she fluidly challenges prevailing institutional power dynamics within...

Caitlin Keogh

Who edits the Harper’s Magazine “Readings” section? The publication’s masthead doesn’t say, but I like to imagine that it’s a single person with exquisite and wide-ranging taste. He or she collects an array of literary clippings under the subheadings...

Momentum and Defiance: Jibade-Khalil Huffman’s Playlist

I spend a lot of time on YouTube and in my everyday life, walking around wearing headphones, thinking up plots for music videos. A part of my practice involves sampling elements of films, stock footage and songs. Over the years I have amassed an...

Raúl De Nieves

The sculptures, paintings, and costumes in Raúl De Nieves’s exhibition “El Rio” conjure an intricate world of glittering coral reefs, ornamented cathedrals, epic military campaigns, ancient ceremonies, and lush jungles. A series of four compositions...

Chadwick Rantanen

For small galleries, unadorned overhead fluorescent lighting is the industry standard. It’s cheap, efficient, bright, and balanced, creating a relatively neutral viewing environment that allows for clear exhibition photography. The even glow of such...

Karen Kilimnik

The collages featured in Karen Kilimnik’s exhibition at 303 Gallery (all works 2015 or 2016) included reproductions of classical tapestries that the artist adorned with a range of cutout images and stickers depicting birds, butterflies, perfume...

All Gold Everything: Mika Tajima’s Public Art

Mika Tajima’s Meridian (Gold), 2016, resides in Hunter’s Point South Park along the southern portion of the East River waterfront in Long Island City, Queens. The public sculpture, which will be on view through Sept. 25, was commissioned by nearby...

Lena Henke

During his long tenure, New York urban planner Robert Moses built 658 parks and playgrounds; 416 miles of roads, parkways, and expressways; and thirteen bridges. He brokered construction deals for the United Nations. He cleared slums and built new...

Rob Halverson

Rob Halverson presented a focused selection of new works (all 2016) in “All Repeat,” his show at Soloway in Brooklyn. Austere paintings and works on paper depicting vaguely diagrammatic forms were juxtaposed with photographs and personal...

The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss

With an ever-growing number of galleries scattered around New York, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Where to begin? Here at A.i.A., we are always on the hunt for memorable shows that stand out in a crowded field. See below for an abbreviated summer...

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