Art In America

Pam Longobardi

Many of Pam Longobardi's recent sculptures and installations have focused on the dire problem of ocean-dumped plastic, the assorted junk that ends up on beaches, in ocean gyres and waterways, and, fatally, in the stomachs of birds, fish and marine...

Marcus Kenney

It almost seems wrong to say that Marcus Kenney draws heav­ily on his rural roots and Southern culture in his photographs, paintings and sculptures.

Rocio Rodriguez

Born in Cuba in 1952, Atlanta-based painter Rocío Rodríguez moved to the U.S. with her family at the age of nine.

The Importance of Things: Q+A with Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze is well known for her mesmerizing site-specific installations comprising hundreds of found and fabricated objects. In advance of representing the U.S. at next year's Venice Biennale, she has completed a major piece, Book of Parts,...

Fulya Erdemci Named Curator of 13th Istanbul Biennial

Fulya Erdemci has been appointed curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, to take place Sept. 14–Nov. 10, 2013.   A curator and writer living in Istanbul and Amsterdam, she organized the Turkish pavilion at last year's Venice Biennale. Installed in the...

Timothy Potts Appointed Director of the Getty Museum

Timothy Potts has been named director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, effective Sept. 1. Potts, a native of Australia, has been head of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, since 2008. Prior to that, he was director of the Kimbell Art Museum...

Lillian Bassman, Pioneering Photographer, Has Died

Lillian Bassman, postwar fashion and fine art photographer, died on Feb. 13 in Manhattan, age 94. She was noted for bringing a personal touch to her images, staging shoots in a friend's apartment and other domestic settings, and putting her models...

Dorothea Tanning Dies, Age 101

Dorothea Tanning, artist and poet, died on Jan. 31 at the age of 101. Erudite and prolific for seven decades, Tanning often said she learned how to paint by gazing at paintings on her frequent visits to the Art Institute of Chicago. Her Surrealist...

Steven Leiber, 1957-2012

Steven Leiber, 54, art dealer and collector, died Jan. 28 in San Francisco after a year-long battle with cancer. Leiber occupied a niche, specializing in contemporary artist's books, reference material and ephemera-announcements, flyers, posters-as...

Artist Mike Kelley Dead at 57

Artist Mike Kelley has died, age 57. The cause of death has not been announced. The news was reported by the New York Observer's Gallerist blog  (which indicated that the cause was said to be suicide), and confirmed by A.i.A.  

Massimiliano Gioni Will Curate the 2013 Venice Biennale

Italian Massimiliano Gioni has been appointed director of the 2013 Venice Biennale. The seemingly omnipresent 39-year-old is associate director of the New Museum in New York and artistic director of the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan. He will...

Moss to Shutter Soho Shop

The cult design emporium Moss in SoHo will close on Feb. 17. Opened by Murray Moss in 1994, the store elevated product design to high art through museum-style displays and thematic exhibitions. The store's website says, "The shop intentionally...

Abu Dhabi Says Saadiyat Island Will Move Forward

The sprawling multibillion-dollar cultural development on Saadiyat Island is moving forward, according to a statement that appeared today on the website of Abu Dhabi's executive council. Two of the projects slated for the island-outposts of the...

Ruba Katrib Named Curator at Sculpture Center

Ruba Katrib has been hired as curator of New York's SculptureCenter, effective Feb. 15. For the past four years she has been with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, first as assistant and then associate curator. There she worked...

Regine Basha Named Director of Artpace

Regine Basha has been named executive director of Artpace in San Antonio, effective Mar. 1. Founded by the late Linda Pace, daughter of the Pace picante sauce company founders, Artpace has a robust exhibition and international residency program,...

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