Art In America

Crossing Over: An Interview with Ron Nagle

"This is my big crossover," Ron Nagle told A.I.A. on the phone from his studio in San Francisco last week. The threshold to which the artist was referring is the 55th Venice Biennale-specifically Massimiliano Gioni's exhibition, "The Encyclopedic...

Carol Bove Colonizes the High Line

Carol Bove recently installed seven new sculptures along the High Line's Rail Yards segment. Cecilia Alemani, curator of High Line Art, spoke with A.i.A. last week, soon after Friends of the High Line began giving tours of the final portion of the...

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

For their recent show at Postmasters, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy presented eight miniature landscapes, each displayed on a small wall-hung shelf and made of materials such as tar, sand, dirt and plastic toys (all works 2012).

Red, Black & Green: a Blues

Since 2009, artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph has coproduced Life Is Living, a series of interdisciplinary festivals promoting environmental justice in underserved communities.

Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl’s exhibition at e-flux, her first solo show in the U.S., affords viewers in New York the opportunity to see three of the German author and artist’s videos, which complement her texts about contemporary visual culture.

Elad Lassry Brings Ballet to the Kitchen

This show is the first to which The Kitchen has given over both its downstairs and upstairs spaces. "I'm interested in the performance functioning as a piece within my exhibition," Lassry told A.i.A.

Steve Powers's Sign Language

"This is my play for greatness," Steve Powers told A.i.A. at the Icy Sign Shop, his Downtown Brooklyn studio, last week. Powers was describing new paintings he has prepared for his first solo gallery show in New York since 2004, opening Sept. 6 at...

Wendy Helps You Spiritually Connect at MoMA PS1

On Saturday, MoMA PS1 kicks off its 15th summer Warm Up. This year, Wendy, a spiky blue mass that floats in a steel scaffold, will cool crowds at the Saturday concerts in the museum's courtyard. Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner, of the New York...

Under New Regime, Tunisian Artists Face New Censorship

Vandalized artworks at the Printemps des Arts fair in La Marsa, Tunisia, subsequent riots, and statements made by Tunisian government and religious officials have aroused international concern about freedom of creative expression in...

Triple Canopy Launches Sarajevo Residency

On June 21, Brooklyn-based online magazine Triple Canopy will begin a two-week residency in Sarajevo. While in the Bosnian capital, where several of the country's national cultural institutions were closed earlier this year due to inadequate...

Chkoun Ahna Opens Tunisia's Contemporary Chapter

On May 12, the National Museum of Carthage, Tunisia, opens an exhibition of contemporary art for the first time, in its east wing. The exhibition, "Chkoun Ahna," which translates to "who are we?" or "about us" in Tunisian Arabic, inaugurates...

The Berlin Biennial Will Convene a Congress of the Expelled

The 7th Berlin Biennial, curated by Artur Zjimjewski, opens Friday, Apr. 27. For the exhibition, Zjimjewski, with associate curators Joanna Warsza and the riotous Russian collective Voina, selected 30 projects from nearly 6,000 submitted in an open...

Rona Yefman Gets Under the Skin of Two Tattoo Artists

Rona Yefman makes empathic portraits of unconventional individuals—her transgender brother; an elderly Tel Aviv man with a female alterego; and the fictional child heroine Pippi Longstocking, for instance. In her current exhibition, "Tuff Enuf," at...

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