Issue Nov 11 —

After a decade working in Mexico City—first at the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo and then, for the last two years, as the director of El Museo Experimental El Eco—Tobias Ostrander has returned Stateside: this fall he was appointed chief curator and deputy director of curatorial affairs at the Miami Art Museum. Aside from Art Basel Miami Beach and the construction of MAM’s new building, set to open in 2013,here’s what is running through Ostrander’s busy mind.

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    Art World Exhibtions Market Pkace Departures Sightlines Back Story Muse Books Atlas First Look
    Editor In Chief –
    Lindsay Pollock
    Design Director –
    Katharine C. Wodell
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Our Take —

Art in America started in 1913 when there seemed to be a glaring gap in the American cultural scene for a contemporary art magazine that, unlike many contemporaneous art lovers, would no longer look back to the ‘old country’ for guidance on visual culture.

Ironically, the name might now be somewhat misleading. For, if its early years were an exercise in stating the validity of homegrown American contemporary art, then it has evolved a lot over the years. Its initial raison d’etre was entirely accomplished a long time ago and, these days, it is a magazine that focuses on the international art scene as much as on homegrown product.

With highly knowledgeable and respected contributors, Art in America is a magazine that is trusted by those who are serious about art. Whilst the content is certainly meaty, as a number of key observers have noted of late, it is also an increasingly readable magazine; informative without being too pretentious. This, together with its specific American perspective –in one sense it is the only serious-but-accessible USA art title offering the right balance between text and image with a notable circulation-  puts it in a special league of art magazines beloved of the upper echelons of the international art world.

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