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“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.

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.

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 ...

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