Art in America - 812 - April 2017

Art in America - 812 - April 2017
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Publication Date Apr 2017


  1. Editor's Letter
  2. The Brief

    Images Festival in Toronto; Documenta 14; “Being Material” digital technology symposium at MIT; Art Cologne fair; “Age of Empires,” featuring Qin and Han Dynasty work, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; and more.

  3. First Look

    Rafa Esparza

    LA artist Rafa Esparza’s adobe-brick installations and edgy, sometimes dangerous performances protest the erasure of ethnic diversity and local histories in the age of gentrification.

  4. Performance

    Time Out

    The enduring legacy of Tehching Hsieh, who will represent Taiwan at the Venice Biennale this year, rests on five grueling yearlong performances that he completed in New York between 1978 and 1986.

  5. Sightlines

    José Esparza Chong Cuy

    Curator José Esparza Chong Cuy tells Ross Simonini what’s on his mind.

  6. Atlas Dubai: Art Without America

    President Trump's seven-nation travel ban has had a chilling effect on Dubai's relations with the West, leaving the US's status as a “global” art center more questionable than ever.

  7. Muse


    In short iPhone notations that he calls “portals,” digital artist Ian Cheng compiles quotations and personal reflections that stimulate his creative play.

  8. Art & Religion

    Varieties of Faith

    Martin Scorsese’s recent film, Silence, depicting Christians in seventeenth-century Japan forced to trod on images of Jesus and Mary, prompts transhistorical reflections on art, faith, and psychological trauma.

  1. Backstory

    Snow Day

    Painter Jack Youngerman recalls the joys and misadventures of raising a young son in the late 1950s among Coenties Slip neighbors such as Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Lenore Tawney, and Agnes Martin.

  2. Books

    Inventing Nevelson

    Christina Rosenberger on Laurie Wilson’s Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow; plus related titles in brief.

  3. The Task of Art

    Three exhibitions marking the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s “95 Theses” celebrate the bold, sometimes ruthless monk who helped launch both the Protestant Reformation and a new stripped-down style of art.

  4. Heaven Sent

    In a Seattle church, Josh Faught has installed a fifty-foot-tall fabric work in which the themes of the Passion of Christ, the 1980s songs of Belinda Carlisle, and the complexities of gay life are united with formal insouciance.

  5. Poems Without Words

    With a 1975 series of stacked-line compositions, the painter David Reed began to garner recognition from critics and peers alike. Now those legendary works from his first solo exhibition are on view again, raising intriguing questions about cultural memory and the vicissitudes of art world taste.

  6. In the Studio: Anicka Yi

    The Korean-born, New York–based artist recounts how her penchant for the immersive experiences of film, cuisine, and fiction led her to experiment with outré scents and odd installation materials such as bacteria, fried flowers, spores, hair gel, and fungi.

  7. Artworld

    People, Awards, Obituaries.

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Format Magazine
Related Artists Cy Twombly, Josh Faught, David Reed, Anicka Yi
Language English
Issue Art in America - 812 - April 2017
Publication Art in America

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