Art In America

Catch ’Em All: Can A Pokémon Tournament Be An Artwork?

A Los Angeles artist named Johnnie JungleGuts lounged on a folding chair in the middle of a tent last Saturday at the tail end of the Great Summer Pokémon Festival. He had just stepped off stage after performing "This Charmander," a cover version of...

Corcoran Can Disband, Judge Rules

The fight to save the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.,ended in defeat on Monday when Judge Robert D. Okun of the District of Columbia Superior Court ruled that the institution could continue its planned merger with the National Gallery...

Kasia Fudakowski

To artists, the term "local" can be almost derogatory, implying provincialism or lack of international success. Yet widespread international exhibitions and biennials rely on and reinforce the concept of local identity.  

MoCA Leaves North Miami, Becomes Institute of Contemporary Art

In a statement released today, Irma Braman and Ray Ellen Yarkin, co-chairs of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami board, announced that MoCA staff is leaving their city-owned home of almost twenty years and will reopen as the Institute of...

Norko Realism

In North Korea, art systematically "corrects" reality—much as the leadership guides the thinking of artists through selection, education, employment, collaborative production and retirement care.     

Anton Ginzburg

A Russian-born artist who has lived in New York since the 1990s, Anton Ginzburg has been pursuing a conceptually driven multi-medium practice that aims to fuse the strategies of contemporary Western art with the cultural inheritance of Eastern...

Corcoran Inks Deal with National Gallery, GWU

As previously announced, the Corcoran's collection of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century art, comprising some 17,000 examples, will be distributed among the NGA and other art museums, with preference given to D.C.-area institutions. No works will be sold.

Picasso Museum Director Dismissed

Anne Baldassari, president of the Picasso Museum in Paris, long under renovation, was dismissed from her post on Tuesday, as reported in the New York Times. The Culture Ministry appointed Jérôme Bouët, a veteran cultural affairs officer, to...

The Revolution Will be Fun

In participatory performances and installations, Mexican artist Pedro Reyes gives "social sculpture" a ruefully comic new twist.

Verbatim: Adam Pendleton

Adam Pendleton is an artist based in New York City and Germantown, N.Y. In his work in various mediums, as Tom Williams wrote in A.i.A. in 2011, "he gives form to a complex exchange between art and racial politics, which the respective histories of...

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