Art In America

Regina José Galindo

A soldier inserts his gun into the vagina of a pregnant woman and pulls the trigger. Pieces of the dead fetus fall out of her womb. The head of a man who has just been decapitated is then shoved up her vagina. Another woman’s breasts are cut off with...

“Rum, Sodomy and the Lash”

“Rum, sodomy, and the lash” is an aggressive exhibition, as suggested by its title, which was taken from a quote often (mistakenly?) attributed to Winston Churchill as a characterization of the naval tradition. In the mid-1980s, the Pogues would adapt...

Qiu Shihua

From a distance, they look like white monochromes—if anything at all. Quite often, they suggest raw canvas, without even a layer of gesso. When you get a bit closer, however, and allow your eyes to rest upon them for half a minute, a full minute,...

In the Studio: Tania Bruguera

At her house in Havana, the activist artist reflects on her conscience-pricking performances, her anticapitalist convictions, her concerns for Cuba's future—and her many run-ins with the secret police.

Reading Capital in Venice

Touring the Biennale, a fictional critic muses on the contradictions between the show's socially conscious theme and its wealth-and-fame realities.

In the Studio: Jaanus Samma

In the last few years, Estonia's Jaanus Samma (b. 1982) has emerged as one of the most widely recognized artists of Baltic Europe, primarily for his queer themes and interventionist methods rather than any particular medium or style.

Richard Tuttle

An accounting of the visible world and the invisible world: this is one definition of art offered by Richard Tuttle. 

Conditionally You

Hong Kong's Lee Kit creates enigmatic objects and installations that, while seemingly banal, eerily suggest the absent, the potential and the might-have-been.

Norko Realism

In North Korea, art systematically "corrects" reality—much as the leadership guides the thinking of artists through selection, education, employment, collaborative production and retirement care.     

In the Studio: Ming Wong

Petra von Kant, Gustav von Aschenbach, Jake Gittes, Evelyn Mulwray: These cinematic heroes and heroines have little in common except for having all been re-depicted by the Singaporean artist Ming Wong.

Berlin’s Best, 2013—Travis Jeppesen

Travis Jeppesen is a writer living in Berlin. His novel The Suiciders was published by Semiotext(e) in September. Here, he recalls his favorite shows in Berlin from the last year.

Iraq in Venice: An Interview with Jonathan Watkins

Housed in a charming 16th-century canal house crammed full of furniture and of books on Iraqi culture, the Iraq Pavilion is one of this year's more talked-about off-site exhibitions in Venice, both for its salon atmosphere and for the presentation of...

Maria Lassnig’s Body Awareness

Lassnig's paintings constitute a sort of autobiography, an attempt to render her inner states on canvas; as such, the selection of works featured in Gioni's exhibition are less portraits than wrenching excavations, united by their empty white...

Reading the Palace

This year's director of the Venice Biennale, Massimiliano Gioni, has titled the main exhibition "The Encyclopedic Palace:" in other words, a Museum of Everything. Indeed, the grandiosity of the concept could have easily concealed a too-vague means of...

Atlas Berlin

The author takes a look in the edgiest corners of the Berlin art scene.

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