Art In America

National Academy Welcomes New Mediums

New inductees include Joan Jonas (video and performance), Cindy Sherman (photography) and Bill Viola (video) as well as many other visual artists and architects, among them Peter Saul, Joel Shapiro, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Annabelle Selldorf,...

Richard Artschwager (1923-2013)

One day in 1992, Richard appeared unannounced in my studio at 435 Hudson Street. He had a folder of drawings under his arm and his weird grin. He asked, "Do you want to trade drawings?" I said "sure," and gave him two 5-by-7-inch watercolors for...

Lebbeus Woods, 1940-2012

Woods's designs and installations, which sought to redefine our conception of space, were exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. His work often reimagined cities in relation to current events. For example, he traveled to Sarajevo while...

Virginia Commonwealth University Announces New ICA

Virginia Commonwealth University has unveiled the model for its new Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Designed by Steven Holl Architects, and scheduled to open in 2015, the 38,000-square-foot space will be a non-collecting, venue for the...

No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents

In The Devil's Dictionary, an assassination-by-satire on duplicitous political argot published by Ambrose Bierce in 1911, peace is defined as "a period of cheating between two periods of fighting." Nearly a century onward, the same sense of  integrity...

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