Art In America

Identity Crisis

This month, A.i.A. examines the creative economy that links contemporary art and graphic design.    

12th Bienal Internacional de Cuenca

A voice from another world resounded through the Casa de los Arcos, a rambling structure perched above the Tomebamba River in Cuenca, Ecuador. 

René Daniëls

René Daniëls is often described as a "cult" figure, an appropriately ambiguous honorific for the Dutch painter whose body of work from the mid-1980s has been hugely influential even if it has provided little grist for typical canonizing...

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),...

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