Bruce High Quality Foundation University brought a DIY, group-talk approach to technical training and critical judgment.
Brian Belott created a secular church to children’s art for his show at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in Harlem.
Chicago-based artist David Leggett is the subject of the "First Look" column in our June/July issue. Here, Leggett introduces a compilation of his favorite videos, many of which tackle thornier aspects of the American experience with humor.
A few days after Trump’s election, I felt art’s political potential in the unlikeliest of places: Red Bull Studios in Chelsea. Walking under a mosaic archway entrance, I found an elaborate, crackling installation of activist works from the Clinton...
A major part of Erin Markey’s undeniable magnetism is her ability to organically inhabit a variety of personas. The link below is a playlist of ten of my favorite videos that highlight the versatility with which the artist uses her rubber-faced...
Ignoring boundaries between drama, comedy and performance art, Brooklyn-based Erin Markey writes and acts in works of outrageous theatricality—including a recent musical about a Michigan girl in love with her family’s pontoon boat.
Michael Smith’s latest solo exhibition, titled “Excuse me!?! . . . I’m looking for the ‘Fountain of Youth,’” was ambitious, melancholic and hypnotically quiet. Retirement and the leisure time it supposedly affords were the central theme, as Mike,...
Following my essay "Site-Specific Comedy" for AiA's June/July issue, this Comedy Agenda is a resource for readers looking to learn more about the bourgeoning art/comedy movement.
David Robbins's book Concrete Comedy and programs such as the Experimental Comedy Training Camp in Banff, Alberta, urge young art humorists to repond directly to specific locales.
I like to play a game before I see a new exhibition by a celebrated artist: on the train ride to the gallery, I make highly specific guesses about what the pieces on view might be.