The exhibition is a small testament to the efficacies of the late modernist project.
Trying to fail has played a major role in the work of Albert Oehlen.
The artist’s material of choice is live fireworks, or rather the tinted smoke, made of fine particles of organic dyes, that color their familiar, ordinarily airborn explosions.
Greg Lindquist at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Abdessemed’s show is an exhilarating introduction to his work as the artist’s “acts” (as he calls his works) have a truly visceral resonance for every viewer. Yet, the show suffers from the ubiquitous interests of the artist, his “fascination with the world” as he himself identifies it.
The problem with late Picasso has to do with his stubborn insistence on diaristic expressionism increasingly isolated from changing times.
While the Texas Biennial has some kinks to be ironed out, ALISON HEARST reports, working together to increase the dialogue and push Texas art forward is what Austin does well.
Freilicher’s work becomes tighter over time, but the spirit of chance encounter remains.