Art In America

Laura Cottingham

Laura Cottingham's film serves to document a social scene as much as to tell a cinematic story.

Frank Heath

Laced with deadpan humor, Frank Heath’s sculptures and videos convey an obsession with archiving banalities

Feminism, Live: Debate as Theater

What might feminism's present learn from feminism's past? This question is especially urgent after the terrifying first weeks of Trump's presidency. Some answers may be gleaned from The Town Hall Affair, the Wooster Group's new theatrical production...

Chou Yu-Cheng

Chou Yu-Cheng (b. 1976) has become known for an administrative brand of conceptualism inspired by European strategies like relational aesthetics. For the 2010 installation TOA Lighting, for instance, the Taipei-based artist, who did his graduate work...

Lillian Schwartz

Human-size mainframe computers and magnetic tape storage units, a clunky light pen, cathode-ray tube monitors, film reels: these were the tools that Lillian Schwartz used to make experimental films and graphics at Bell Laboratories in the 1970s. In...

Antek Walczak

Antek Walczak’s pre-9/11 New York is gray: a flat, bored expanse of exploitation. He captures Paris in the same dull palette, but it’s New York, with its schizophrenic capitalism, that set the tone for Walczak’s “Films 1998–2000,” a...

Larry Walker

Since the 1960s, Larry Walker has pursued a rigorous artistic practice, often portraying human bodies and landscapes under duress. Raised in Harlem and educated in Detroit, he has lived since the 1980s in Atlanta, where he was the director of the...

Carl Cheng

If you believe the clichés, Los Angeles is a place for relentless innovation and personal reinvention. But over the past few years, the Southern California art scene has made its mark by reexamining its past. From the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time...

Astrological Weather Report: Sibyl Kempson at the Whitney

Get two rising Aquarians in a room and the conversation doesn't stop flowing. That was the case when I (sun sign Gemini) visited playwright, director and performer Sibyl Kempson (sun sign Leo) in her office at Abrons Arts Center on New York's Lower...

Choreographed Obedience: Authority Figure at the Knockdown Center

“Can I touch you?” asked a young brunette woman in a black polo shirt, taking my hand and leading me into the cavernous main space of the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens. Around us, about a dozen individuals in identical attire paired up with...

John Miller

John Miller (b. 1954) is a quintessential 1990s artist. The ’90s aesthetic might be described as cerebralism disguised as effortlessness—pastiche-riddled fashion, indie culture occupying a space between the mainstream and the avant-garde, hybridity...

Chosen Family: Gerard & Kelly at the Glass House

“The family is a system of regeneration,” chanted a group of dancers, huddled on the lawn next to Philip Johnson’s modernist Glass House, toward the end of Gerard & Kelly's Modern Living. Performed last weekend on the grounds of Johnson’s estate in...

J├╝rgen Klauke

In “The Pains and Pleasures of Rebirth,” a 1976 article about women’s body art published in this magazine, Lucy Lippard criticized various body-art tropes by men. The offending practices consisted not only of men instrumentalizing women’s bodies in...

Kristin Lucas and Joe McKay

“When it comes to code and software, I’m really just an amateur,” said Kristin Lucas in a 2013 interview for this magazine. The new media artist’s concern is not mastery of technology, but rather its demystification. Her results are often glitchy and...

Walking the Armory with Jenny Jaskey

On Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. sharp, Jenny Jaskey met me at New York’s blustery Pier 94 for the Armory Show preview. Jaskey, the director and curator of The Artist's Institute—a Hunter College-affiliated nonprofit that mounts six-month...

Camille Henrot

Entering French-born Camille Henrot's first solo show at Metro Pictures, I recalled a vivid early memory: my first time hearing an answering machine. I stood in the kitchen in the late '80s, clutching our outdated avocado-colored rotary phone, while...

Mark Bradford

Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford went to CalArts in the '90s, but he never embraced the kind of anti-aesthetic conceptualism that is the school's signature. Instead, he found success through what he calls "social abstraction," creating dazzling...

Beyond the F Word: An Interview with Betty Tompkins

Betty Tompkins is no stranger to controversy. The 70-year-old artist started making her "Fuck Paintings"—large-scale photorealistic renderings of vaginal penetration—in 1969. Now, several examples from Tompkins's iconic series are on view in "Black...

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