Art In America

Corporate Aesthetics: The Yes Men Revolt

There is justice in the world of the Yes Men. A spokesman for Dow Chemical accepted responsibility for the 1984 Bhopal disaster live on the BBC, the New York Times announced that the Iraq war ended in November 2008, and the New York Post editorial...

Corporate Aesthetics: Ingrid Baxter of N.E. Thing Co.

Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre, of North Vancouver, British Columbia is, without a doubt, a real business. During the high season more than 60 employees facilitate aquatic recreation in the spectacular Indian Arm fjord. Deep Cove's founder,...

Brand Minimalism

The organizer of a quietly daring Chicago exhibition recalls how, decades ago, he suggested an analogy between commercial design and the era's most formally rigorous art.

Tabor Robak

At the moment, Tabor Robak's 3-D-modeled landscapes and simulated video-game interfaces seem utterly contemporary, especially in contrast to the 16mm film projectors and slide carousels that pass for "new" media in some art-world venues.

Richard Serra

Richard Serra is widely celebrated by academics and popular critics alike for rethinking the very nature of sculptural objects.  

Isaac Julien

When Sergei Eisenstein set out to make a feature film about Karl Marx's Capital, he envisioned a work of brutal poetry. 

Verbatim: Heather Guertin

The first time I thought seriously about the figure of Pierrot was after watching Marcel Carné's Children of Paradise (1945). I had just started doing stand-up comedy in addition to painting, and at that point I was doing a lot of self-reflection...

Chris Burden

While the title of Chris Burden's retrospective, "Extreme Measures," promises thrills and even danger, the exhibition begins in the classroomlike confines of the museum's fifth floor. 

Steven Kern to Helm Newark Museum

The Newark Museum has hired Steven Kern as its new director and chief executive officer. He will take up his new post in February. Kern replaces Mary Sue Sweeney Price, who retired in May after 20 years in the director's office and 40 years at the...

Migrating Forms: An Interview with the Curators

The annual Migrating Forms film and video festival kicked off on Wednesday with the U.S. premiere of Ryan Trecartin's Venice Biennale hit, Junior War, Comma Boat, CENTER JENNY, Item Falls (2013). The event continues (through Dec. 17) with a wide...

Oh! Charley, Charley, Charley: Alexandre Singh’s The Humans

So it actually seems logical, even necessary, that Singh's practice would develop into a huge, sprawling theatrical production. The Humans, with a cast of dozens, had its U.S. premiere at BAM's Fisher Theater as part of Performa  (through Nov. 17),...

George Sugarman

This exhibition of five of George Sugarman's painted-wood sculptures from the 1960s was his biggest show in New York in 25 years, and it prompted one to wonder why his work isn't a more integral part of the discussion of sculpture today. 

Moscow Biennale

One of the few overt signs of social turmoil in "More Light," the main exhibition of the fifth Moscow Biennale, was contained neatly on a shelf near the show's entrance. 

ProBio

In a 1966 essay, artist Robert Smithson criticized the persistent link between art and biology that he saw in everything from Renaissance anatomical drawings to biomorphic abstraction. 

Paul McCarthy

WS, Paul McCarthy's interpretation of Disney's Snow White at the Park Avenue Armory, was rated NC-17 by some responsible committee, a designation that barred minors from entry while confirming the exhibition's lurid content.  

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