Embracing the exuberant disruptiveness the 1960s, the guru-like Harald Szeemann pioneered the role of the peripatetic independent curator who conceives exhibitions as, in effect, personal artworks. The post A History of Intensity appeared first on Art in America.
After the uprising in Gezi Park, Istanbul’s artists and curators strive to preserve its spirit of free inquiry through group discussions, text-based artworks, and dialogic performances. The post Art In Public: The Specters of Gezi appeared first on Art in America.
Jessi Reaves creates rough-hewn hybrids of furniture and sculpture that feature unorthodox materials and a freewheeling, improvisational style of construction. The post Sculpture to Dwell On appeared first on Art in America.
The N-Files Last Saturday, August 18, twelve students from Nolan Catholic High School taking a dual-credit United States history course under teacher David Mabry, M.A., came to the museum's library and archives for a behind-the-scenes tour. I learned that most of the students had never been introduced to a museum library, and I think most […]
The N-Files Alec Soth’s Sleeping by the Mississippi, a distillation of images taken on several trips down the Mississippi River, is the artist’s addition to the canon of road-trip photography books. Sleeping meanders through a somber tableau of portraits and landscapes the artist encountered using the storied river as his guide. A preponderance of images […]
The exhibition of work by African-American artists, including Ming Smith, Betye Saar, William T. Williams, and Senga Nengudi, just opened at the Brooklyn Museum. Read More The post ‘Interrogate the World as It Is and Imagine How It Could Be’: Four Trailblazing Artists in ‘Soul of a Nation’ Discuss the Show and Their Careers appeared […]
In July, El Museo del Barrio, a museum in upper Manhattan devoted to exhibiting and collecting Latinx and Latin American art, issued a statement in response to the family separation crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. The museum’s director, Patrick Charpenel, … Read More The post Mission Accomplished?: As Mainstream Art Museums Rush to Diversify, What […]