Art In America

Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik has been described as the "father of video art," but the medium-specific moniker obscures his broader fascination with how technologies alter our bodies and our perceptions.

“Zero Tolerance”

Organized by Klaus Biesenbach and Margaret Aldredge, "Zero Tolerance" brings together an international ensemble of artists who investigate conflicts of freedom and control by documenting protests, demonstrations, civil disobedience and other...

John Baldessari

With "Movie Scripts/Art" at Marian Goodman Gallery, John Baldessari created a world of unsteady narratives with a series of large diptychs. 

Independent or Bust: Braving March Blizzards with Paul Ha

Paul Ha arrived at the Independent (Mar. 5-8) straight from Penn Station, ready to see what kind of work the fair's 50-plus international galleries brought to snowy Chelsea. "I come to art fairs with two goals in mind," he said: "To scout new...

Whose Name Was Writ in Water

Robert Gober's recent retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art prompts expansive reflections on the legacy of the readymade, the nature of obscenity and the poetics of plumbing.     

Ken Okiishi

American artist Ken Okiishi’s second solo show at Mathew, “Eggleston und Andere, ‘reality bites,’ made numerous art historical references while at the same time attempting to free itself from them. 

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam examines the social and aesthetic dimensions of human bodies, often by pushing the physical limits of his own. 

Inventing Pop Abstraction

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

The Breath of Life

Long an icon of feminism and sexual liberation, the artist now finds artistic counsel, erotic pleasure and spiritual sustenance in her many kissing cats.

niv Acosta

Departing from his Denzel Washington obsession, the transgender Dominican artist debuts a four-person dance performance that mixes disco beats, racial themes and sci-fi speculations.

Five Points With Tom di Maria

Tom di Maria has served as the director of the Creative Growth Art Center since 2000. Creative Growth is participating in the Outsider Art Fair, on view at Center 548 in Chelsea (through Feb. 1).

R.H. Quaytman

R.H. Quaytman sticks to the rules, even when she's out of her element. The paintings she has produced since 2001 adhere to certain self-imposed parameters.

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.

SITElines.2014: Unsettled Landscapes

The theme of this biennial is "Unsettled Landscapes," though the work I found most exemplary of the show's concerns offered more of a pastoral vision.

Justine Kurland

American photographers have had a long romance with the road. Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander and Stephen Shore, to name a few, have spent extended periods of time in their cars, roving the country with their cameras, and Justine Kurland has followed...

The Fabric of Memory

Thailand's Jakkai Siributr endows his stitched, embroidered and sequined works with a deeply serious sociopolitical import.

Signe Stuart

On entering Signe Stuart's recent painting exhibition, "Continuum," you were immediately struck by the impression, quasi-visceral/quasi-visual, of being immersed in shimmering phenomena pulled, by arcane scientific means, from the farthest reaches...

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