Art In America

“The Shadows Took Shape”

John Akomfrah's 1996 documentary The Last Angel of History begins with a man standing in a flooded, sun-filled trailer park narrating the legendary tale of blues musician Robert Johnson's life. Johnson is said to have traded his soul for the spirit of...

Wangechi Mutu

Kenyan-born Wangechi Mutu brings her cyber-feminist collage, video and installations to Brooklyn with this retrospective, "A Fantastic Journey." The bloody violence in some of her collages refers to a gory history of colonialist violence and civil...

Muse: The Women

The Kenya-born artist pays homage to the female role models, both famous and obscure, who taught her the value of patient persistence.

Schoonmaker Named Chief Curator at Duke’s Nasher Museum

Trevor Schoonmaker has been named to the newly created position of chief curator at Duke University's Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, N.C. He also remains the museum's founding curator of contemporary art, a position he has held since 2006. Schoonmaker...

Intense Proximity

Entering its second decade, the Palais de Tokyo reopened this spring after several months of refurbishment that extended its space to a total of 220,000 square feet, making it “the biggest art center in Europe,” as it is being promoted.

Regine Basha Named Director of Artpace

Regine Basha has been named executive director of Artpace in San Antonio, effective Mar. 1. Founded by the late Linda Pace, daughter of the Pace picante sauce company founders, Artpace has a robust exhibition and international residency program,...

Cooper Students and Staff Walk Out Over Possible Tuitions

Global financial woes have descended on New York's East Village in a development that could have long-lasting implications for a key arts institution. Students and faculty members from all three of Cooper Union's schools—art, architecture and...

Sharon Stone in Abuja

Over the past 20 years, the Nigerian film industry has become the third largest in the world, after Hollywood and Bollywood. Dubbed (no surprise) "Nollywood," the industry's Lagos studios have produced thousands of movies-something like soap operas...

Performa Announces its 2009 Performa Commissions

Performa Director and Founder RoseLee Goldberg has announced the recipients of the 2009 Performa Commissions, a program that will award a total of $350,000 to help nine artists realize projects for the institution's biennial, Performa 09.

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