Art In America

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.

Guitars, Guns, Goo

Since the early 1980s, when she and Sonic Youth performed at art venues like White Columns in New York, Kim Gordon (and her bandmate and husband, artist Thurston Moore) has almost single-handedly represented a viable overlap of visual art and rock...

In and Out of Istanbul

In the last decade, the once-small Istanbul art world has filled out with non-profits and independent artists' initiatives. Commercial galleries have been slower to appear, but a series of exhibitions timed to coincide with the Biennial opening in...

Boltart: Art in Turkish

Comprising over a dozen international volunteer writers, Boltart.net is powered by a new generation of Turkish twenty-somethings, educated abroad but who identify with Turkey. A page devoted to goings-on in Istanbul is paired with one on New York,...

Walking the 11th Istanbul Biennial (With or Without Video)

Hou Hanru's 2007 Istanbul Biennial was a notoriously unwieldy affair. "Not Only Possible But Also Necessary: Optimism in a Time of Global War" assembled an unprecedented number of artists in multiple venues (two of them unreachable except via taxi),...

At the Istanbul Biennial with Platform's Vasif Kortun

In 2001, curator Vasif Kortun, former director of Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies and curator of the 3rd and 9th Istanbul Biennials, founded Istanbul's Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center. Over the next few years, Platform offered an...

Preview to the Istanbul Biennial

Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the 9th and 10th Istanbul Biennials, 2005's "Istanbul" and 2007's gigantic "Not only possible but also necessary: optimism in the age of global war,"-or NOPBAN:OITAOGW, as the snappier...

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