Posts from June, 2014

Wood, Light and Steel from Ash: Xu Bing’s Phoenixes

Xu Bing’s interest in metamorphosis takes form as two colossal phoenixes.

“A Dialogue with Nature” at the Morgan Library

“A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany” at the Morgan Library.

Lynda Benglis at artcritical

“HUBS” is a new category on artists and subjects discussed multiple times at artcritical

Kristan Kennedy at Soloway

“All the paintings have been made, even the embarrassing ones.”

Archive of the Everything, Forever: Camille Henrot at the New Museum

Camille Henrot’s ambitious exhibition displays her woven roles as archivist, anthropologist, artist.

Suspect Artforms: Lee Ann Norman on Photographic Appropriation

Does the use of appropriation in photography show more than it hides?

“They are looking for answers”: Jawad al Malhi at Al-Ma’mal Foundation

Jawad al Malhi’s work documents the lives, struggles and culture of young men in the Middle East.

Punchline in Search of a Comedian: Jayson Musson takes on Nancy

Jayson Musson’s comics-inspired show is at Salon 94 Bowery.

What It Is: Juliet Helmke on Tom Friedman

Tom Friedman plays with viewer expectations, using nothing but two materials.

Radically Conservative: Franklin Einspruch on Susan Vecsey & James Walsh

Susan Vecsey and James Walsh lead the vanguard revival of the Tenth Street abstractionists.