Euridice Arriata reflects on artist Gustavo Artigas’s extensive, politically charged events, where process reigns over finished product and the artist uses everyone from amateur actors to prostitutes as his performers.
RoseLee Goldberg on how street life and the desire for social connection influence Brazil’s distinctive blend of performance art, like that of Cabelo.
An international artist influenced as much by Schwitters, Rimbaud and oracular chance as by the effusive culture of Brazil, Tunga’s art is both intellectually compelling and mysterious
The clever constructions of Los Carpinteros, a trio of Cuban artists who work collaboratively, have been showing up all over the place. In a serendipitous moment, writer Trinie Dalton sits down to talk with the itinerant Carpinteros.
The Frances Dittmer Series on Contemporary Art. An artist whose work sits most comfortably in the streets, Graciela Sacco is also a professor of theoretical issues in 20th-century Latin-American art.
Diane Lewis on the unique exploration of landscape, structure, and space in Walter Pichler’s drawings.
George Fifield on the whimsically off-kilter anatomy of Rona Pondick’s sculpture merging human and animal forms in a comment on the twisted imagination behind genetic engineering and the psyche.
Archie Rand on the expansive, colorful works of Abstract Expressionist painter Louise Fishman.
Larry Sultan on Bill Owens’s photographs of suburban life in the 1970s and ’80s in all their beauty and banality.
Casebere’s work is part of the pictures generation show now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Cheryl Kaplan on the craft of painter and architect Zaha Hadid and her design for the Contemporary Arts Center in Rome.
William Eggleston reveals the beauty in the mundane through his new body of photographs, which capture everyday scenes of Arizona and Los Angeles.
Mimi Thompson on the floating, dreamlike worlds present in the drawings of Thomas Shannon.
David Hunt on how the visual brilliance of Shahzia Sikander’s paintings overshadow their cultural, sociopolitical subtext.
The Frances Dittmer Series on Contemporary Art. For over 30 years painter Robert Mangold has used a simple, primary vocabulary to explore a range of visual, aesthetic and physical relationships in an eloquent testament to the legacy of abstraction.
Tolle—known for his meticulous replications of historical objects—has a new show titled Commander in Chief up at CRG Galleries from October 11 through November 10.
In an admiring letter to George Mead Moore, artist James Brown discusses D. H. Lawrence, Huayapam, and Sunday mornings in Mexico, all accompanied by two drawings by Moore.
Michael Goldberg came of age as a painter just as New York came into its own as an art center. Saul Ostrow queries the artist on the mavericks—O’Hara, de Kooning, and Pollock—and his role as an artist who’s been creating vital work for 50 years.
Andrea Zittel utilizes design as a tool with larger-than-life goals that merge fantasy, biology, and the built world to produce such projects as curvilinear “escape vehicles.” She currently has a piece on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
A text on Yoshua Okon by Mónica de la Torre, accompanied by photographs from his video installation Orillese a la Orilla.
José Antonio Rodríguez Ramírez examines the work of Pia Elizondo as one of the leading examples of the shift in ’90s Mexican photography. Her shadowy images opened the door to personal, rather than Nationalistic, narrative.
Carolina Ponce de León reflects on María Teresa Hinacapié’s spiritual and political performance art accompanied by five photographs of some of the artist’s performances.
In his paintings and prints, Enrique Chagoya has created a universe where Mexican and US. culture combine with surprising results. Robin Greeley reflects on one of Chagoya’s pieces and the characters that inhabit it.
Brazillian artists Vik Muniz and Valeska Soares both live in New York. They discuss the permeability of borders; the resilience of memory and various architectural forms—the maze, the garden and the folly—as metaphors for desire.
Sergio Vega’s alter ego, his parrot/Dante of the New World, takes us on a metaphysical tour of paradise. Fellow artist and Argentinean Nicolás Guagnini covers a pastiche of issues, from crocodiles and utopia to notions of a postcolonial Garden of Eden.
Pedro Meyer’s photographs of his family, friends, and cultural icons reveal the inner lives of their subjects. His use of new technologies makes these private worlds available to a worldwide audience. Artist George Mead Moore speaks with the photographer.
Architect Aldrete-Haas explores Gerzso’s intuitive world. Of Eastern European and Mexican citizenry, Gerzso embraced Surrealism as well as pre-Columbian art. This intimate and moving portrait of the painter is the last recorded dialogue before his death.
Betsy Sussler on Michael Zwack’s esoteric, lore-filled paintings.
Carroll Dunham on Alan Turner’s fractured “nonmodern” paintings of human body parts.
Vik Muniz practices the alchemy of transforming sugar, chocolate syrup, and any number of commonplace materials into art. He’s also featured in the award-winning documentary Waste Land, out now.