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Conrad Shawcross Remembers Gowanus

Conrad Shawcross's second solo exhibition in New York closes this coming Saturday, June 10th at Cabinet magazine's space, in Brooklyn. The show, Pre-Retroscope VI: Gowanus Journey, is the product of his one-man voyage earlier this summer, where he...

Isle of the Dead: PLOT09 Takes Governors Island

A few weeks back, I and hundreds of others hopped a ferry to Governors Island to answer a casting call for   “Isle of the Dead,” a film produced by The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF) for PLOT09: This World & Nearer Ones, Creative Time’s summer...

NSFS: A Video Interview With K48

When first asked to do a video interview with Art in America for "No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents," a four-day celebration of independent collectives opening this evening at the X Initiative's Chelsea space, K48 founder Scott Hug agreed...

Pre-Retroscope: Conrad Shawcross Charts the Gowanus Canal

Last month, I met with British artist Conrad Shawcross just before the opening of "Control," his first U.S. solo exhibition at Location One, in Soho. As the center's first International Fellow, Shawcross has spent the past months sequestered in a tiny...

History Holds True in Venice

As have most cultural productions of its scale, the 53rd Venice Biennale, "Fare Mondi," or "Making Worlds," will be subject to a heightened level of scrutiny in light of recent world events -- namely, of the financial variety.

Screenings: Sam Gordon's The Lost Kinetic World

Sam Gordon describes his video work as "an ongoing, unfolding, never ending thing ..." No hyperbole here: The Lost Kinetic World is a 24 hour-long document of the contemporary art world, a mashup of grainy, low-fi video clips captured with a...

Screenings: Meredith Danluck's The Ride

Tonight at Renwick Gallery, artist and filmmaker Meredith Danluck will debut a new photo series, "Drinkability." Accumulated over the past two years, Danluck's images investigate the myths, realities, and associations that coalesce (and often...

Control: A Conversation With Conrad Shawcross

Conrad Shawcross was preparing for his solo exhibition at Location One on the day I met him in his cramped studio, located deep in the bowels of the center's Greene Street building.  "Control," as the show is provocatively titled, is the culmination...

Economy: 0, Artists: 1

"Nobody wants me to do anything, so I'm just doing what I want." So boasted one Liz Fallon of Portland, Maine in a recent survey conducted by the New York Times, wherein artists were asked to respond to an economic climate that has effectively leveled...

Captured This Week

In Captured This Week, Art in America takes a look at art through the lenses of Flickr photographers from around the world.

New In Books

New in Books is Art in America's weekly foray into print.

Chewing Candy: Marilyn Minter's Green Pink Caviar Trailer

There's a new reason to battle tourist season in Times Square this month: Creative Time's foray into yet another unexpected part of the city, 44 ½, is a series of provocative video works that screen hourly on MTV's gilded HD screen in Times Square.

Remembering Robert Delford Brown

Interview magazine remembers the artist via this interview from November 1972, conducted by critic and sometime hat designer Lil Picard.

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