June 1, 2019

Open Score

A dual-venue, five-decade retrospective in San Francisco affirms the social and artistic prescience of Suzanne Lacy, whose pioneering feminist performances and long-term collaborative projects have melded […]
June 1, 2019

Moving Target

Gretchen Bender’s work from the 1980s, anticipating the numbing and subtly indoctrinating effect of today’s high-speed moving-image milieu, emphasized the need to see through media ploys […]
June 1, 2019

Fifty and Counting

With various shows currently marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an analysis of Holland Cotter’s June 1994 A.i.A. article “Art after Stonewall,” which featured […]
June 1, 2019

In the Studio: Betye Saar

Venerated African American assemblage artist Betye Saar, now ninety-three, discusses the psychology, as well as the cultural politics, of using “poor” flea market materials, including racially […]
June 1, 2019

Critical Eye: Woman with Powers

Responding to the psychedelia and social turmoil of the early 1970s, Belgium’s Sophie Podolski—herself gifted, schizophrenic, and suicidal produced a memorable burst of hybrid “graphic poetry” […]
June 1, 2019

First Look: Pedro Neves Marques

In films, animations, and videos often tinged with futuristic menace, Pedro Neves Marques, a Portuguese artist based in New York, explores subjects like the strained relationships […]
June 1, 2019

Books 1

Raphael Rubinstein on Pete Gershon’s Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972–1985; plus related titles in brief.
June 1, 2019

Books 2

Sue Taylor on Maggie Taft and Robert Cozzolino, eds., Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now; plus related titles in brief.
June 1, 2019

Backstory: Cool Summers

Robert Motherwell’s daughter Lise recalls the simple delights of girlhood summers in Provincetown with her sister, father, and generous-spirited stepmother, Helen Frankenthaler.
June 1, 2019

The Brief

Barbara Hammer at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Art Basel and its satellite fairs; Momentum 10 biennial in Moss, Norway; Native American women […]
June 1, 2019

Sightlines

Film programmer and critic Ashley Clark tells us what’s on his mind.
June 1, 2019

Artworld

People, Awards, Obituaries
May 1, 2019

Books

Howard Schneider on Mary Schmidt Campbell’s An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden; plus related titles in brief.
May 1, 2019

Backstory: Adventures in Mexico

Venezuelan-born, LA-based artist Luchita Hurtado recalls a 1946 trip to Mexico with her husband, former Surrealist Wolfgang Paalen, a kingpin of the bohemian scene there.
May 1, 2019

The Brief

Clarence John Laughlin at the High Museum, Atlanta; Frieze, TEFAF, and four other art fairs in New York; Whitney Biennial, New York; Frank Bowling at Tate […]