Art in America - 813 - May 2017

Art in America - 813 - May 2017
Library Shelf Location Current issue in Library. Back issues in Archive.
Publication Date May 2017

Table of Contents


Editor's Letter

The Brief

Frieze New York art fair; Block Universe performance art festival in London; Karl Ove Knausgård curates a show at the Munch Museet, Oslo; Florine Stettheimer at the Jewish Museum in New York; and more.

First Look

Zahra Al-Ghamdi

Working responsively with materials like sand, plaster, refuse, and cotton, Saudi Arabia's Zahra Al-Ghamdi creates semi-abstract installations that address issues of habitation and belonging in the Middle East.

Atlas Oslo

Making Spaces

With government support dwindling, Oslo's artist-run spaces have begun to experiment with unorthodox new funding models, combining alternative programming with commercial entrepreneurship.


Jorge Pardo

Artist Jorge Pardo tells Ross Simonini what's on his mind.


Center Stage

Senga Nengudi recalls a 1977 gallery show in Los Angeles where she first exhibited her "R.S.V.P." sculpture series, whose sand-filled pantyhose evoke the elasticity of the human body.


Our Kind of Memoir

Robert Atkins on Douglas Crimp's Before Pictures; plus related titles in brief.

Jimmie Durham's wryly humorous sculptures, paintings, and drawings can be seen as the composite self-portrait of a man with a contentious relationship to all ethnic and national identifiers. 

Everyday Alchemy

With a subtle command of common materials and an unflagging formal inventiveness, Marisa Merz has established herself over the last six and a half decades as a key postwar Italian artist.

A Beckoning Angst

Living a luxurious life while depicting physical and spiritual destitution, France's Bernard Buffet was both wildly popular and, in some quarters, critically reviled. A recent exhibition in Paris presented him as a painter of surprising complexity. 

In the Studio: Ryan Gander

With current shows in five countries, British artist Ryan Gander talks about his extremely diverse output—encompassing sculptures, paintings, installations, building interiors, sneaker designs, essays, and more—in light of his proclivity for oddly "functional" art.


People, Awards, Obituaries.

Quantity 1
Format Magazine
Related Artists Jimmie Durham, Raymond Pettibon, Marisa Merz, Bernard Buffet, Ryan Gander
Language English
Publication Art in America

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