Art in America, the world’s premier art magazine, delivers in-depth coverage of the global contemporary art scene. Published 11 times per year, every issue contains profiles on respected and rising talents, critical essays and reviews of current exhibitions around the world, written by today’s leading artists, curators and historians.
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Hangama Amiri • Stitching together memories from scraps, the artist summons the strength of women in her native Afghanistan.
Markus Reymann • Markus Reymann, director and cofounder of the art-and-oceanic-research enterprise TBA21-Academy, discusses the need for action and change, along with related interests.
Stretched Thin • An aspiring writer considers teaching yoga instead, and an artist wonders whether to take care of an old professor’s disgusting dog.
Shark Attack! • A documentary in search of great whites set the stage for shark romance—and raised distressing questions about race.
Strange Weather • A conversation on chaos and control.
Elaine Cameron-Weir • Dressing for Windows/Dressing for Altitude/Dressing for Pleasure (2022)
Out on a Limb • Christina Quarles’s textured paintings of tangled appendages evoke prismatic senses of self.
Rotten Tomatoes • Conceived as an artist’s project, Bad Reviews gives artists the last laugh.
RESEARCH MATERIAL • The history of—and future for—artistic research.
PUBLIC SECRETS • Three artists discuss investigating, uncovering, and recovering secrets buried in banal materials
Info WARS • Forensic Architecture opens up questions about the dangerous line between artistic research and alternative facts.
Militant Cinema • Political filmmakers sometimes use—and sometimes evade—the art world to share dissenting messages.
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Bull Fight • In a special pull-out print that accompanies this issue, Rayyane Tabet spotlights a document from a court case that bears traces of a sculptural fragment’s surprising—and revealing—journey around the world and back. The Lebanon-born, San Francisco–based artist is committed to examining histories that nod toward gray areas of complicated topics, like Orientalism and repatriation. But his artwork focuses on specific cases, deliberately leaving their moral implications open to interpretation. In the pages that follow, Tabet shares stories of wealth, war, and espionage that he’s uncovered in his work.
Sophie Calle • Art Institute of Chicago
“A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration” • Baltimore Museum of Art
“Symbionts” • MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Brett Goodroad • Greene Naftali, New York
“She Who Wrote” • Morgan Library & Museum, New York
“Revisiting 5+1” • Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg • Tanya Bonakdar, Los Angeles
Oscar Howe • Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
Alberto García-Alix • Kamel Mennour, Paris
Hands On • A.i.A. Hangs with the People Who Handle the Art