Art In America

The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in Los Angeles: a scented dinner at Thank You For Coming; a multimedia performance by AMRA at Human Resources; a Holiday Gift Shop at Chin's Push; and a dance workshop by...

Forever Young or New Zombies? MoMA on Painting Today

As its paradoxical title cautions, an upcoming survey of contemporary painting at New York's Museum of Modern Art, "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World," is full of contradictions.

Shanghai Biennale Reveals China at a Crossroads

Shanghai changes so quickly, it's impossible to keep up. Marked everywhere by rustic-seeming bamboo scaffolding, the coastal metropolis is a constant sponge for China's rural residents, turning it into an ever-expanding behemoth—one of the largest...

LACMA Garners $125M in City Money and $500M Art Gift

The L.A. County board of supervisors approved $125 million to begin work on a Peter Zumthor-designed consolidation of the east side of LACMA's campus, and reclusive media magnate A. Jerrold Perenchio is donating $500 million worth of Impressionist...

Christopher Williams

Every element of this Christopher Williams retrospective—from the lucid photographs he has made over the past 35 years to the exhibition architecture to the catalogue to the press release—can be considered part of his artistic output. 

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...

Sam Hunter, 1923-2014

Hunter, who focused on modern and contemporary art, penned over 50 books and three times that many essays, museum and gallery catalogues and articles.  

“A Machinery For Living”

Le Corbusier famously described a house as a machine for living in. This group show, curated by artist/writer Walead Beshty, riffs on that notion with works by artists ranging from Francis Picabia to Christopher Williams, from Craig Kauffman to Jay...

Hairy Who: Funky, Folky and Still Fresh

Who doesn't love the Hairy Who? That's the implicit message of Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists, a new documentary film directed by Leslie Buchbinder, the daughter of Chicago collectors Henry and Gilda Buchbinder.

Judy Ledgerwood

Best known for canvases with electric colors and bold patterns, Chicago artist Judy Ledgerwood has increasingly ventured into the realm of installation in recent years, painting directly on gallery walls to create enveloping works.

Mary Weatherford: L.A. Confidential

Mary Weatherford was sitting in the middle of Los Angeles's David Kordansky Gallery the day before the opening of her show "Los Angeles" (through May 31), her first with the gallery, inspecting her new paintings. Hanging on the walls were large...

Herzog & de Meuron Tapped to Build Vancouver Art Gallery

The site, on city-owned land given to the museum last April, is half a mile from the Vancouver Art Gallery's current home, a former courthouse it has occupied for 30 years. Designs for the new facility will be unveiled in early 2015.

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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