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Artists News
Sondra Perry, Lineage for a Multiple Monitor Workstation: Number One, 2015.

‘Abstraction Isn’t Neutral’: Sondra Perry on the NCAA, Subjecthood, and Her Upcoming Projects

The video artist Sondra Perry, who recently showed work at MoMA PS1’s “Greater New York” and the Studio Museum in Harlem’s “A Constellation” exhibition, makes work centered on what she describes as “the abstraction of subjecthood” and the imagining of the … Read More


The Living Dead: Why Are Curators Putting Deceased Artists in Contemporary Art Shows?

The peculiar appearance of Forrest Bess, the “pseudo-hermaphrodite” painter, at the 2012 Whitney Biennial still stands out in my memory. The eleven paintings were vivid and haunting, and his story of genital self-surgery, with accompanying photo-documentation, was even harder to … Read More

Installation view of "Nine Young Artists," 1968, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. ©SGRF, NY

Time on Their Hands: Scott Burton on Richard Serra and Bruce Nauman’s Durational Art, in 1968

Scott Burton is best known for his minimalist furniture, which usually involves granite and bronze and is currently being shown as part of MoMA’s PS1’s “Greater New York.” But Burton started out as a critic. In the late ’60s, he was an … Read More

Detail of Ajay Kurian, Comfort Zone #3 (Heaven is for smokers and non-smokers), 2014.

Glory Days: Disco, Pigeon Graveyards, and the Opening of ‘Greater New York’

“I feel like Bushwick is over,” a MoMA PS1 security guard said at the public opening of “Greater New York,” the fourth installment of the museum’s quinquennial. (He lives in Bed-Stuy now, where “it’s a lot nicer.”) The guard was, … Read More


Does a Lutz Bacher Work in ‘Greater New York’ Rip Off a Daniel Arsham Film Set? Daniel Arsham Weighs In

One of the more imposing sculptural works in “Greater New York,” the quinquennial survey of Gotham-based artists that opened at PS1 Sunday, is Lutz Bacher’s Magic Mountain (2015), an unruly pile of spiky foam points, all colored a dusty gray-green, … Read More

Art of the City Reviews
David Hammons's Untitled (African American Flag) (1991/2015) flying above MoMA PS1's courtyard for 'Greater New York,' which runs through March 17, 2015.PHOTOS: ARTNEWS

PS1’s Sprawling ‘Greater New York’ Show Broadens Its Purview, With Mixed Results

What a sight! David Hammons’s glorious black-and-red-striped African American Flag is now flying high in the sky above the courtyard of MoMA PS1. Visible even from outside the Brutalist concrete walls of the Long Island City museum, it is the first … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Jim Shaw, Labyrinth: I Dreamt I was Taller than Jonathan Borofsky, 2009, acrylic on muslin canvas stretched over plywood panels. COLLECTION ERIC DECELLE, BRUSSELS/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIE PRAZ-DELAVALLADE, PARIS/©F. DEVAL, CAPC MUSÉE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN DE BORDEAU

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More


Building Pictures

Working everywhere from Photoshop to the woodshop, a growing number of photographers shoot, appropriate, manipulate, print, paint, and sculpt their works, making objects that stretch the traditional definition of the medium. Read More