criticismDispatches
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
 
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The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum. ...
Friday, August 14th, 2015
 
Ai Weiwei, Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015, at Galleria Continua, Beijing
For more than two decades, Ai has turned down exhibitions of his work in China ...
Monday, February 16th, 2015
 
Ed Clark, New Orleans Series #4, 2012. Acrylic on canvas,  53 x 66 inches.
Courtesy of the artist and Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans.
Two shows highlight the work of contemporary New Orleans artists and others connected to the city. ...
 

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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By This River: Greg Lindquist Paints Against Coal-Ash Pollution


An ongoing installation in Wilmington, NC, uses art to call attention to the devastation of environmental despoilation.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Sonia Delaunay Prismes électriques, 1913-1914. Photo Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Courtesy of the Musée d'Art Moderne.

Sonia Delaunay in Paris and London


A traveling retrospective of the artist and designer’s work charts her mix of fine and applied art through the previous century.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Farrah Karapetian, Three Muses, 2014. Chromogenic photogram from performance, metallic, 75 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Von Lintel Gallery.

In Colors: Farrah Karapetian at Von Lintel


In a solo exhibition at Von Lintel, the artist explores the interrelation of vision, music, and color.

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Jill Baroff, For Your Love, 2014. Acrylic on wood, size variable. Courtesy of Bartha Contemporary

Weaving a Thread: Fall shows in London and Beyond


From Richard Tuttle at two museums and Jill Baroff (pictured) to a show at Middlesbrough Railway Station

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Peter Blume, Crashing Surf, 1982. Oil on canvas, 30 x 50 inches. Courtesy of Elisabeth and William Landes. Art © The Educational Alliance, Inc./Estate of Peter Blume/Licensed by VAGA, New York.

Bloom and Drang: Peter Blume’s Eclecticism


A survey of the American painter’s career is currently on view.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Jake and Dinos Chapman, The Sum of all Evil (detail), 2012-2013. Courtesy of the Artists and White Cube

Just As Juvenile When They Were Juvenile: Jake & Dinos Chapman in their hometown of Hastings


Report from English south coast on local boys made bad

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Paul Hardy, Caryatid, 2014. Oil on linen, 24 x 16 inches. As seen in the exhibition, Et ensuite, on recommence, Parisian Laundry

The Perils and Pleasures of the Contemporary Biennale: Case in Point, Montreal


What it may lack in celebrity it makes up for in local vim and vigor

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Andrew Lampert, still from Typewriter Tony 2014. Video, TRT 6:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.

“Antiquated Piece of Shit”: Andrew Lampert at UTVAC


A show examining our relationship to tech, old and new.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Rupert Goldsworthy, Installation view at Ritter/Zamet Gallery, 2014.

Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: The Histories of Rupert Goldsworthy


An exhibition of new work raises insights about the history of culture, fashion, and representation.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

caption to follow. Martial Raysse © Adagp, Paris 2014.

Hippie Pop: Martial Raysse at the Pompidou


Retrospective reveals ambivalent embrace of popular culture