Art In America

Clifford Owens

In his second solo exhibition at Invisible-Exports, “Hard & Fast,” Clifford Owens shared the stage with a host of contemporary artists, showcasing performances, paintings, and sculptures by others that he responded to in various ways.

Post-Consumer Report: A Conversation with Rodney McMillian

Rodney McMillian’s work is a journey, and viewers willing to travel can make seeing it a journey, too. Three exhibitions on view at East Coast institutions comprise a tripartite midcareer retrospective for the Los Angeles-based artist. The Studio...

Tony Conrad, Senga Nengudi, Toshiko Takaezu

This three-person show at Essex Street features artists who came of age in the heyday of Minimalism, yet veered from its pristine aesthetic to engage craft, duration and notions of identity. The resulting works are nonetheless elegant. Tony Conrad's...

“Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual”

Just when the New York art world starts to feel too anonymous, market-driven and cynical, the White Columns Annual appears, and the whole business seems like a boisterous family affair. Curator Pati Hertling has brought together artists who staged...

Valerie Cassel Oliver talks Black Performance Art

"Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art" is not the kind of show you can visit just once. The exhibition's curator, Valerie Cassel Oliver, recommends at least three visits to experience an exhibition—and a schedule of some 30 live...

Senga Nengudi

Born Sue Irons in Chicago in 1943, Senga Nengudi studied art and dance in Los Angeles in the 1960s, with a year between undergraduate and graduate school spent at Waseda University in Tokyo. She began her career among a group of avant-garde black...

Clifford Owens

One lesson gleaned from Clifford Owens’s “Anthology” is that submitting to other people’s instructions doesn’t rule out first-person provocation. For this project, Owens solicited performance scores from a multigenerational and interdisciplinary range...

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