Art In America

Moving Memorials: “Lost and Found” at Danspace Project

Last Wednesday's ACT UP meeting was gloomy. Members of the AIDS-awareness activist group had been preparing strategies for actions under a Clinton administration. Amid the confusion, anger, and fear, the longtime members-the ones who joined in 1987,...

Do Tough Guys Art?: An Interview with Richard Vine

July 19 marked the release of SoHo Sins, an art world murder mystery by Richard Vine, managing editor of A.i.A. Here, artist and fellow novelist Travis Jeppesen interrogates the author on his motives, the origins of the tale, and the seamy...

Ambient Aesthetics

Monitoring commodity prices, asset values, and the digital measurement of collective happiness, 
Mika Tajima creates artworks and installations—sometimes diffuse and cloudy, sometimes violent—that reflect current socioeconomic...

Concrete Future

The Met Breuer, housed in the revamped concrete building that Marcel Breuer designed for the Whitney Museum, launched with a survey show whose “unfinished” theme chimes with the rough materiality of the modernist architectural landmark.

Company News

Today our parent company announced a shift in ownership. Brant Publications has assumed full control of the assets of Artnews S.A., including the magazine titles Art in America, Modern, Antiques, and ARTnews.

“Architecture of Life”

The question of what a particular museum aims to be is, today, so often preceded by the question of who’s behind its design. The recent construction boom among major American art institutions has resulted in the same kind of name-dropping that...

Stewart Uoo

The three wall-mounted sculptures in Stewart Uoo's "Curtain Moment" series have the dimensions and hardware of window treatments, but the frilly excess of their ornamentation evokes the sort of over-decorated theater where you might see an old...

“Greater New York”

Returning to "Greater New York" a few days after the Paris attacks, I found myself moved by the main themes underlying the exhibition: our city in particular and urban life in general; and the emergence of queer culture, shown to have percolated...

Architecture: Deconstruction Site

The inauguration of the Broad, a contemporary art museum in L.A. designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, reveals a few pleasant surprises amid numerous false steps as the team transitions from theorists to builders.

Motion Detectors: Will Rawls and Edgar Arceneaux at Performa 15

In the mildewed basement of the West Village artist housing complex Westbeth, Will Rawls ran the perimeter of the makeshift stage, mapping an open rectangular space amid paint-peeled columns and an industrial ladder. With each loop, his breath...

Painting in the Internet Age at CAC New Orleans

From the connectivity facilitated by smartphones to the covert cyberwars happening all over the world, the way humans interact with technology is both amazing and terrifying. Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) New Orleans has mounted a pair of painting...

Overview: Back to Nature

Alan Sonfist’s Time Landscape (1965-ongoing) returned to full bloom this past summer. The public artwork looked fresh in a season of exhibitions around New York teeming with organic matter.

New Worlds

Scrutinizing rural hermits, outcasts and commune dwellers in various countries, British filmmaker Ben Rivers seeks a link between individuality and the land.

Morgane Tschiember

In "Almost a Kiss," her first solo show at Tracy Williams, French artist Morgane Tschiember shows compelling sculptural works that share the quality of being shaped under restraint. A set of colorful ceramic "Shibaris," named after the Japanese form...

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a performance by Francisca Benitez incorporating sign language and deaf performers on the High Line; a talk on Andy Warhol with authors Wayne Koestenbaum and...

Richard Dupont

Richard Dupont's "Sobriquets" (2015), a series of figurative sculptures created with a digitally-rendered replica of his body, inaugurates Tracy Williams Ltd.'s new location on the Lower East Side. Elongated and malformed, the sculptures retain an...

First Look: Jamian Juliano-Villani

The Brooklyn-based artist's lush, cartoonish paintings, currenty on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, boldly link disparate cultures and historical eras.

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