Nöle Giulini’s Alchemical Artworks Turn Kombucha and Gelatin Into Sculpture
A retrospective of the bio art pioneer at 15 Orient highlighted her work with kombucha leather.
The 15th Sharjah Biennial Does Better At Excavating The Past Than Pushing The Present
The biennial honors the legacy of curator Okwui Enwezor—which is both a blessing and a curse.
A Group Show in England Connects Caribbean Carnival and European Merry-Making
The exhibition at Kettle's Yard in Cambridge showed work by three Caribbean-born British artists alongside historical treasures.
Microbes and Mushrooms Take a Star Turn in Bio Art Show at MIT
The term “bio art” is often linked to works from the late 1990s and early 2000s that involved the manipulation of genetic code. One might recall Eduardo Kac’s fluorescent bunny or the…By Jenny Wu
How Iconic Gallery Just Above Midtown Swapped Art History’s Lone Geniuses for Vibrant Community
A show at MoMA pays tribute to a bastion for Black artists starting in 1974.
Fred Lonidier’s Drily Humorous Works Channel Political Power through Conceptual Art
At Michael Benevento, Lonidier's photo-text works document labor struggles and art talks alike using a dry anti-aesthetic.By Eli Diner
March 2023: Research Art
Our latest issue focuses on research–driven art.
In the Global South, Labeling a Research Project “Art” Can Be a Tool for Evading Censorship
On an October night in 2021, viewers at the New York independent cinema venue Light Industry were immersed in scenes of street protests that had taken place in Hong Kong. Two films from the year before by the group known as the Hong Kong Documentary Filmmakers (HKDF) were projected in the small crowded space: Taking […]
Rayyane Tabet’s Artistic Investigations Are Stranger Than Fiction
The artist talks about his work and a special print created for <i>Art in America</i>.
When Does Artistic Research Become Fake News? Forensic Architecture Keeps Dodging The Question
As the group's model of investigative artistic research propagates, it's worth exploring the risks.
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How a Documentary on Great Whites Aroused Romantic Notions of Sharks—and Raised Distressing Questions About Race
The 1971 film <i>Blue Water, White Death</i> inspired images of sharks for the ages.