Art In America

Julia Rommel

Julia Rommel’s first solo exhibition at Bureau, in 2012, featured diminutive monochromes perfectly scaled to the gallery’s shoebox space. Bureau has since moved to more expansive digs, and Rommel’s paintings have grown larger, their palettes more...

Cosima von Bonin

A key figure in the irreverent, boisterous Cologne scene of the 1980s, Cosima von Bonin produces eccentric sculptures and installations that evoke a “mad romp through the margins of popular culture,” as Faye Hirsch recently wrote in A.i.A. The focus...

James Hoff

James Hoff uses the conventions of painting to register the circulation of digital images and information. This solo exhibition features works from his “Useless Landscapes” series (2016). Hoff took pictures of forests with a cellphone camera and then...

Alan Sonfist

One of the most significant works of public art in New York is easy to miss. Alan Sonfist’s Time Landscape, on the corner of Houston Street and LaGuardia Place, is an unassuming patch of precolonial, pre-urbanized ground—a slice of native forest...

“Douglas Crimp—Before Pictures New York City 1967–1977”

The history of art in New York during the consequential decade of 1967 to 1977 could be (and has been) narrated in myriad ways, but there’s something especially moving about seeing it represented through a biographical lens in the intimate confines of...

Matthew Barney

I mistakenly expected this partial re-staging of Matthew Barney’s 1991 New York solo debut to have a scrappy and searching look. Instead, the sculptures, installations, and drawings that Barney produced at the age of twenty-four feel fully resolved....

“The Equilibrists”

Organized by New York’s New Museum and Athens’s DESTE Foundation in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, the show features some thirty artists who started their careers during a period of crisis. Caught between the threat of Grexit and the reality of...

The Digitized Museum

Introducing A.i.A.’s special issue on museums and digital technology, its organizers reflect on how new electronic devices, new institutional policies and programs, and a new emphasis on access, interactivity, and feedback are altering...

Ajay Kurian

A giant bust of a muscular cartoon monkey with a spinning mechanical head, its face locked in an expression of joy so hyperbolic that it borders on menace, confronts visitors in the entryway to Ajay Kurian’s “The Dreamers.” Kurian’s sculptures are...

Fiction and Artifice: DIS on YouTube

New York-based collective DIS has pioneered the post-internet aesthetic on their online publishing platform, DIS Magazine. For an overview of DIS’s creative practice and community of collaborators, we have assembled a playlist of videos on our YouTube...

Biennials: Mixed Messages

Incorporating works from many participants in their own online community, the New York–based collective DIS has mounted a Berlin Biennale that simultaneously exploits and critiques trendy digital strategies for marketing culture.

Summer in the Artful Hamptons

Summer is short and busy in the artful Hamptons. Now more than ever, there are high-quality galleries, sophisticated museum shows, performances, temporary exhibition spaces, pop-up events, and charity benefits—all to entice visitors away from beach...

Xaviera Simmons

In Xaviera Simmons’s exhibition “CODED,” the human figure and the landscape are presented as complex territories that both invite and resist mapping. Her photographs and videos pair alluring bodies with desolate expanses of land or sea. A video cuts...

Making Noise: Mika Tajima on YouTube

New York artist Mika Tajima creates sculptures, installations, prints, and performances based on digital data that she collects. Her work often reflects the relationship between changing economic conditions and collective human emotions.

Anna Sew Hoy

Denim is everywhere in Anna Sew Hoy’s “Invisible Tattoo,” serving as a stand-in for the human body and a protective casing for vulnerable insides. Piled on the floor are various “Denim Worms” (2016), long tubular soft sculptures made of jeans in a...

All Gold Everything: Mika Tajima’s Public Art

Mika Tajima’s Meridian (Gold), 2016, resides in Hunter’s Point South Park along the southern portion of the East River waterfront in Long Island City, Queens. The public sculpture, which will be on view through Sept. 25, was commissioned by nearby...

Meg Webster

Meg Webster has been putting gardens in galleries for years. Her new exhibition opens with Solar Grow Room (all works 2016): four raised beds of plants and moss are bathed in pink light from overhead fixtures. The room’s walls are covered in...

Ambient Aesthetics

Monitoring commodity prices, asset values, and the digital measurement of collective happiness, 
Mika Tajima creates artworks and installations—sometimes diffuse and cloudy, sometimes violent—that reflect current socioeconomic...

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