Posts from July, 2009

Madeleine Hatz at Elga Wimmer


This was an artcritical PIC in July 2009.


Sandy Walker at the Meridian Gallery, San Francisco


This was an artcritical PIC in July 2009.


Ross Chisholm at Marc Jancou Contemporary


The background shadows throb with an almost Goya-esque expressionism. Maybe the matron is escaping into a sci-fi film. Maybe she’s wandering through the forbidden recesses of memory itself.


Paul Resika at ArtHamptons


This was an artcritical PIC in July 2009.


Alcuni Telefonini: A Collaboration with Francesco Clemente


Features the poems “Bricks,” “Back,” and “Breath”


Ink Paintings by Qigu Jiang: Figures at The Koehnline Museum


Jiang’s work is philosophy in motion: Essence of line and essence of modern truth are his constant themes.


Nine Lives: The Birth of Avant-Garde Art in New China by Karen Smith; and Ai WeiWei by Karen Smith, Hans Ulrich Obrisi, Bernard Fibicher


It may seem odd to locate the birth of the Chinese avant-garde so close to the present, for in the West that period style label is associated with the late 19th Century, but in the early 1980s, China was emerging from a long period of being effectively cut off from the outside world.


Alice Neel at David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth


Thinking of herself as a “collector of souls,” Neel created an oeuvre that not only reveals different facets of humanity, but also sums up the diversity of American urban society.


Multireferential Imagery


This essay is an extract from A Memoir of Creativity: abstract painting, politics and the media, 1956-2008 published by iUniverse, 2009. The book unites art theory, politics, journalism and personal memoir. At its heart lies the author’s theory of abstract art, that instead of being non-representational, it constitutes a “multireferential” form of representation.


The Russian Linesman, curated by Mark Wallinger on tour in the UK


16 February – 4 May 2009 The Hayward Gallery, London 16 May – 28 June 2009 Leeds Art Gallery 18 July – 20 September Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea At a first glance, The Russian Linesman, a group exhibition curated by Mark Wallinger seems to be an eclectic choice of art and artefacts, like a contemporary…