Art In America

Venice Biennale Roster, Unveiled

At least eight countries, including the Bahamas, Bahrain, Ivory Coast, Kosovo, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nigeria and Paraguay, will be welcomed as first time exhibitors. 

Michael Bell-Smith

Most people consume vastly more data than they're capable of digesting nowadays. Personal and public communications, collections and archives increasingly exist in digital, rather than physical, forms.

Act Up New York

In its first incarnation, at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, “ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987-1993” served to educate a new generation of students who these days tend to regard AIDS as a...

Barbara Kruger

Throughout her career, Barbara Kruger has famously magnified the nefarious in the quotidian, addressing sexism, consumerism, alienation and abuses of power. Her recent project, The Globe Shrinks (2010), deals with similarly everyday quality-of-life...

Mark Gonzales

When Mark Gonzales—affectionately known to his myriad fans as “Gonz”—landed the cover of Thrasher magazine in 1984 at the age of 15 for his daredevil, playful brand of street skateboarding, neither the X Games nor the Internet as we know it...

Mustafa Maluka

Born (in 1976) and raised in Cape Town, Mustafa Maluka has also lived in Amsterdam and Berlin, and currently divides his time between Helsinki and New York. His geographically and culturally multifarious background informs both the title—“A Place So...

My Barbarian

“He’s in. What’s next?” “Looking down at your hands and seeing monsters.” So goes a nonsensical exchange in the video The Night Epi$ode Pilot: Purgatorial Curatorial between artists Malik Gaines, playing a blind chief curator who works in the...

Genesis Breyer P-orridge

There’s no end to the number of artists, writers and musicians inspired by the cut-up method of creation. But in collages and in life, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has taken the mash-up genre in a distinctive direction—and to particularly transgressive...

The Girl Effect

Simultaneously playful and politically engaged, “The Girl Effect”—a survey of work by seven international women artists—included mostly video work but also a board game and an installation. The show took its name from the Girl Effect campaign, a...

The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women

It’s odd to call an exhibition with excellent examples of contemporary and historical female artists’ work a failure. But the work in it failed to accomplish its goal, which is anyway dated to say the least, of “reclaim[ing] the traditional dominion...

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