Art In America

Collaborative Reduction: Q+A With Olivier Mosset

Collaboration has been central to the Swiss-born, Tucson-based Olivier Mosset's work at least since he co-founded BMPT (Buren, Mosset, Parmentier and Toroni) in Paris circa 1966. That group sought to radically challenge notions of authorship,...

Karthik Pandian: Porous Reality, Timeless Architecture

An early work by Karthik Pandian, Darkroom (2008), consists of a labyrinthine set-up of scaffolding and panels. Within this, projectors screen 16mm film of inter-spliced glimpses of sites in Berlin and L.A. and a voiceover that seductively draws the...

Paul P's New Body

Paul P.'s portraits-romantic and sensual but not explicity sexual paintings, primarily featuring young men-are elusive, sensitive incidents amidst a saturated genre. They are also thoroughly researched, his subjects sourced from 1970s and 80s porn...

Greater Idols

Cookies, a Botticelli monograph and gold jumpsuits are just some of the disparate objects currently located in PS1's rotating gallery space. Curated by ICI (Independent Curators International) director Kate Fowle, the backroom features a temporary...

Space is Key

The first person to receive the key to New York City (Viscount Cornbury in 1702) has gone down in the history books as being a corrupt degenerate who took bribes and misappropriated government funds. Yankees Roger Clemens and Alex Rodriguez got keys...

Jon Kessler's New, Fast Pace

For the last few years, an exhibition of the work of Jon Kessler has entailed a whirligig installation of cutout and ephemera, with live-feed cameras and monitors that scoped out visitors in a paranoid maze. His current exhibition at Pace Prints...

Bloomberg Not Buying at the ADAA, But Others Are

A sigh of relief seems to be sounding out across the booths of The Art Show, the 22nd Art Dealers Association of America, invite-only art fair held in the Park Avenue Armory building. And while Mayor Bloomberg may have quipped in his opening speech...

It's In the Jeans

Whether filled with concrete or crotchless, the depiction of fabric in David Rimanelli's exhibition, "Denim," at New York University's 80WSE Gallery extends well beyond the bounds of the material. Using the blue jean as a platform to clothing as a...

Onward: The First in 120 Months of New Exhibitions

January is not so much a re-set as an official half-time for international gallery openings. Collectors, one hopes, are back in business, rejuvenated and back in their home cities. But being as this spring marks the beginning of a new decade (and it...

A Discussion of the Light-Ness of Being

Star Trek, Caravaggio and Bataille were just three of the talking points at Friday night's panel talk at the Whitney Museum, featuring art historian Lytle Shaw, lighting designer Richard Renfro and artist Walead Beshty.

Peter Coffin Goes Public

Music by Norah Jones and Van Morrison tracks preceded ceremonial speeches by Mayor Bloomberg, Susan K. Freedman, the President of Public Art Fund, and Peter Coffin last Thursday, for the opening of the artist's first major outdoor exhibition,...

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