Issue September 2012 —

In this issue, spearheaded by managing editor David Ebony, we return to that theme with a focus on Latin America. Our approach emerged from a conversation I had with the artist Damián Ortega, who spoke of his recent return to Mexico City after years of living in Berlin. Ortega sat down for a tête-à-tête with his longtime friend Gabriel Orozco. In these pages, the two reminisce about the 1980s Mexico City scene—with its limited information and relative isolation—and discuss their projects for the 11th Havana Biennial. Also bolstering our theme, U.S. art historian Edward J. Sullivan ventures back into the modernist era in Latin America, when artists such as Wifredo Lam and Joaquín Torres-García decamped for Europe in pursuit of the latest developments in the avantgarde. Bringing the narrative up to the present, Sullivan discusses artists whose work demonstrates “no references to borders,” but harks back to earlier figures. Fur ther parsing the matter of “home and away,” the Cuban critic and curator Gerardo Mosquera considers his compatriot Wilfredo Prieto. Born in 1978, Prieto is one of the most impor tant Latin American ar tists of his generation, but remains little known in the U.S. We also highlight the delicate diaristic drawings of Colombian artist José Antonio Suárez Londoño, the subject of a forthcoming show at New York’s Drawing Center. Meanwhile, Peruvian critic and curator Miguel A. López introduces a young generation of Limabased artists who address their nation’s history of violence and current social and economic woes. 

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    Editor in Chief –
    Lindsay Pollock
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    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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