Art In America

The Public as Producer

At the Cooper Hewitt, a multipurpose handheld device called the Pen enables visitors to share in “design thinking” through instantaneous searches of the collection and experiments in high-tech drafting.

Summer in the Artful Hamptons

Summer is short and busy in the artful Hamptons. Now more than ever, there are high-quality galleries, sophisticated museum shows, performances, temporary exhibition spaces, pop-up events, and charity benefits—all to entice visitors away from beach...

Choreographed Obedience: Authority Figure at the Knockdown Center

“Can I touch you?” asked a young brunette woman in a black polo shirt, taking my hand and leading me into the cavernous main space of the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens. Around us, about a dozen individuals in identical attire paired up with...

Theory and Matter

In the early 1970s, the French group Supports/Surfaces produced some of the era's most radical art in a seemingly unlikely medium. Today, their unstretched, semi-sculptural paintings speak to a whole new generation.

Migrating Forms: An Interview with the Curators

The annual Migrating Forms film and video festival kicked off on Wednesday with the U.S. premiere of Ryan Trecartin's Venice Biennale hit, Junior War, Comma Boat, CENTER JENNY, Item Falls (2013). The event continues (through Dec. 17) with a wide...

Those ’70s Shows: An Interview with Jay Sanders

Curated by Jay Sanders, "Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970-1980" (Oct. 31, 2013-February 2014) presents the work of 20 artists from this era, some canonical figures like Vito...

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

Jay-Z Serenades the Art World

The track proclaims the rapper's desire for glitzy art along with other gratifications of the senses: "I just want a Picasso, in my casa / No, my castle / I'm a hassa, no I'm an asshole / I'm never satisfied, can't knock my hustle / I want a...

Venice Biennale Artist List Announced

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, head of exhibitions at New York's New Museum, "The Encyclopedic Palace" is named after a piece by self-taught Italian-American artist Marino Auriti. The work was an architectural model for an imaginary museum that was...

Michelle Yun Will Join Asia Society

Michelle Yun, since last May curator at New York's Hunter College Art Galleries, is moving a fifth of a mile northwest, to join the staff at Asia Society New York as curator of modern and contemporary art, a new position at the Society.

Photography Objet Manque

Creating sculptures and installations to be photographed and then dismantled, some contemporary artists put a fresh spin on the notion of photographic truth.

The Whitney Biennial List Is Out

The New York Observer has leaked the list of artists selected by curators Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders for the 2012 Whitney Biennial. The list mixes emerging and emerged talent and features relatively few on-trend artists (Kai Althoff, Moyra...

Peter Russo

Peter Russo is the editorial and program director of Triple Canopy, a collectively published online art and literary magazine founded in 2007. With its unusual horizontal scrollbar and quirky issue subjects, such as "And Yet It Moves" and "Bad...

Britain Selects Ofili, Riley for Olympic Posters

Twelve British artists have been selected to create posters for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and no, Damien Hirst is not one of them. Fiona Banner, Michael Craig-Martin, Martin Creed, Tracey Emin, Anthea Hamilton, Howard Hodgkin, Gary...

The FEATURE Story: Hudson

Hudson is a discerning if unconventional dealer whose  Lower East Side gallery inspires a loyal following.

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