Art In America

William Pope.L

William Pope.L’s powerful exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Geffen Contemporary subtly replaces passive viewing with multisensory experience. The show teems with possibilities for heightened sensation—smell, touch, vision and hearing—and...

Sharjah Biennial

Feeling out of place, I found myself marching through the streets of Sharjah with hundreds of others—artists, curators, critics and students—who had come for the opening weekend of the ambitious biennial in this tiny emirate bordering Dubai.

Joachim Koester

What if, despite its surface appearance of messy complexity, life was actually governed by precise machinery? One gets a sense of what this could look like from watching Joachim Koester’s videos and films, installed in multiple rooms at Greene Naftali...

The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in L.A.: a discussion about statistically minded feminist activism at LACMA; a lecture on William Pope.L's work at MOCA; a performance by Rafa Esparza at an undisclosed...

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American artist Ken Okiishi’s second solo show at Mathew, “Eggleston und Andere, ‘reality bites,’ made numerous art historical references while at the same time attempting to free itself from them.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

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