Art In America

Causes and Effects: Decolonize This Place at Artists Space

This fall, MTL+ has transformed Artists Space Books & Talk into a vehicle for putting their strategy into practice within the context of larger movements. The residency’s title, Decolonize This Place, comes from a demonstration of the same name that...

Up Close: Buildings Seeking Art

Real estate developer John Portman's model of integrating art into self-contained architectural spaces affects even edgy galleries and funky nonprofits in Atlanta, where artists are often invited to spearhead gentrification.  

Sing the Language Electric: Fia Backström’s Scripts

Intensely collaborative, Fia Backström's writings, installations, and performances originate from her social context. By adopting personas from an amateur to a bureaucrat, she fluidly challenges prevailing institutional power dynamics within...

Antek Walczak

Antek Walczak’s pre-9/11 New York is gray: a flat, bored expanse of exploitation. He captures Paris in the same dull palette, but it’s New York, with its schizophrenic capitalism, that set the tone for Walczak’s “Films 1998–2000,” a...

Performance on the Edge: The Crossing the Line Festival

For its tenth season, the Crossing the Line festival, presented by the French Institute Alliance Française, included films, dance, and interdisciplinary pieces performed across such disparate locations as a conference room in the Henry Street...

The Social in Practice: A Conversation with Nina Simon

Engagement is a hot topic in the museum world. Buzzwords like “collaboration,” “participation,” and “inspiration” are used often across the sector, from grant applications to professional conferences. In today’s connected and fast-paced cultural...

Made in LA

The third iteration of the Hammer Museum’s Made in LA biennial—organized by the museum’s Aram Moshayedi and the Renaissance Society’s Hamza Walker—proposed a current art scene that is much more diverse, with artists whose backgrounds and practices are...

The Digitized Museum

Introducing A.i.A.’s special issue on museums and digital technology, its organizers reflect on how new electronic devices, new institutional policies and programs, and a new emphasis on access, interactivity, and feedback are altering...

Silicon Values

The New Museum has adopted the start-up incubator model for its New Inc residency program. Has it also taken on the goals and thinking of today's venture capitalists?

Viewer Positioning System

The Brooklyn Museum's ASK app lets users consult a dedicated Audience Engagement Team, while automatically supplying visitor movement and interest data to the museum through Bluetooth sensors.

Residency Report: Zackary Drucker at the Headlands

Built by the US army in 1907, the remote and beautiful Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, went from a soldiers' barracks that was active until the 1970s to an artists' residence in 1987. In this lovely, quiet environment,...

Sea Change: Katharina Grosse in the Rockaways

Early in her career as an abstract painter, German artist Katharina Grosse made a risky shift in her work. She exchanged her paintbrush for a spray gun and air compressor and moved off the canvas to paint, and wildly transform, architectural elements:...

In the Studio: Christian Jankowski

Chief curator of this summer’s Manifesta 11, German artist Christian Jankowski speaks candidly about his artist-meets-nonartist plan for the global event, as well as his own irreverent artworks—videos that parody today’s mass media formats and art...

Larry Bamburg

A saccharine, minty scent greeted visitors to Larry Bamburg’s solo exhibition. It emanated from three large, weighty, pastel-colored forms standing on the floor, two centrally placed so that viewers could walk around them, and one positioned to the...

“Language of the Birds: Occult and Art”

Magic makes theater of the most banal objects: a wooden board is used to contact the dead, a discarded possession becomes the conduit for a hex. One challenge for “Language of the Birds,” a survey of works by several dozen creators who seem to gesture...

Jonathan Lasker

The thirteen oil paintings and four graphite-and-India-ink sketches in Jonathan Lasker’s show—all made in the last three years—add up to a confident body of work. They resulted from a process that has served the artist well since the 1980s. He begins...

Overview: In The Aftermath

The fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, on March 11, and the subsequent tsunami and Fukushima nuclear meltdown has come and gone as I write this. It was a full-time job running around Tokyo and its environs to catch the many...

Alex Bag

“Why buy art when you can buy the artist?” wonders Leroy LeLoup, the main character in Alex Bag’s The Van (Redux)*, 2015. LeLoup, played by Bag’s brother Damien, first appeared in Bag’s 2001 video Untitled (The Van). He is an art dealer whose MO is to...

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