Art In America

Wayne Herpich

A recent exhibition at Blackston on the Lower East Side offered one of those rare opportunities to see accomplished work by an older artist you've never heard of, yet who is not an "outsider" in the classic sense of the word. 

Gauguin Revealed at MoMA

"The reason I wanted to do this show," says Starr Figura, curator of "Gauguin: Metamorphoses," at New York's Museum of Modern Art, "was to tell a story that had not been told by MoMA, or anyone, really. Gauguin's prints mark a turning point in the...

Michael St. John

During the past five years or so, Michael St. John, something of a veteran on the New York scene, has been presenting small shows in which a mixture of objects—paintings, constructions and altered found objects—aggregate into a witty take on the...

Nicole Cherubini

For years, Nicole Cherubini has been blurring the boundaries between craft and fine art, decor and sculpture, and expanding those of her main medium, clay.

The Women

I have no "muse" in a singular sense.

Ben Lifson, 1941-2013

Benjamin M. (Ben) Lifson, critic, curator and photographer, died July 3 in Pittsburgh. He was 72. From 1977 to 1982, Lifson was the photography critic at New York's Village Voice, a position in which he disseminated his sharp, eloquent opinions at a...

Correspondences: An Interview with Berlinde De Bruyckere

"Cripplewood is not dead wood," writes J.M. Coetzee in the text for the book accompanying Berlinde De Bruyckere's installation Cripplewood-Kreupelhout at the 55th Venice Biennale (through Nov. 24). "Cripplewood . . . is alive. Like all trees, the...

A Post-Pavilion Biennale?: An Interview with Alfredo Jaar

The Chilean pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale opens with a large lightbox bearing the image of the Italian artist Lucio Fontana stepping gingerly through the ruins of his Milan studio after World War II. An image both devastating and hopeful, it...

Christian Jankowski

Art world jokester Christian Jankowski's latest show of new work lovingly mocks the overly serious art world in which he is a willing and popular participant. For the video Discourse News, the Berlin-based artist tapped NY1 business anchor Annika...

Opus Posthumous

Irreverent to the end, Franz West was instrumental in conceiving a major retrospective that opened after his death.

New Foundations: An Interview with Katrin Sigurdardottir

To visit Katrín Sigurđardóttir's installation Foundation at the Venice Biennale, you must travel to the Palazzo Zenobio in the city's Dorsoduro quarter. There you traverse a courtyard garden, beyond which lies a spacious, grassy yard flanked by walls...

In the Studio: Wael Shawky

Wael Shawky's one-hour video Cabaret Crusades: The Path to Cairo (2012) features intermittent close-ups of taut strings quivering in a fire-lit night. 

Vienna's Wonders Back on View

The Vienna Kunstkammer evolved from the late Renaissance notion of the cabinet of wonders. It originally contained, apart from works of art, curiosities of nature that have since been disbursed to natural and ethnographic museums, or vanished....

The Clintons

I GREW UP IN THE D.C. suburbs, in Maryland. My mother worked for the government, and my dad’s business often dealt with government.

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