Art In America

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...

Takashi Murakami

I like to play a game before I see a new exhibition by a celebrated artist: on the train ride to the gallery, I make highly specific guesses about what the pieces on view might be.

Inventing Pop Abstraction

Uniting firmly outlined forms and bold colors, American painter Nicholas Krushenick created a new nonobjective vocabulary in the 1960s.    

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 Larry Clark photograph sale at Ooga Booga; an Emily Mast performance at MUSEUM as RETAIL SPACE; a free-for-all at the Bert Rodriguez Museum; and the K-Hole...

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 series of Chats About Change at Cal State and LACE; a screening of Bella Vista at the Spielberg Theatre; Christine Corday in conversation with Michael Govan ...

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...

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