criticismDispatches
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
 
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A show of color film and video since the 1970s surveys radical formulations of storytelling and color. ...
Friday, May 27th, 2016
 
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New videos by emerging and established artists explore feminism’s overlapping modes. ...
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
 
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Can Modernism’s history be seen through the lens of Irwin’s work? ...
 

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Depositing of John Bellini’s Three Pictures in La Chiesa Redentore, Venice, 1841. Oil on canvas, 29 x 45 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Paul G. Allen Family Collection.

500 Years of Earth: A Survey of Landscapes at the Portland Art Museum


A traveling exhibition presents the changing way artists have approached nature over the past half millennium.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Joan Tanner, endofred #3, 2015. Oil stick, metallic powder, ballpoint pen and chalk on Bristol paper, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Locks Gallery.

The Shadows in Plato’s Cave: Drawings by Joan Tanner


on view at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, through January 30.

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Cabaret Sign “Bat,” late 18th century–early 19th century. France. Wrought iron and rolled iron, repoussé, fastened with rivets; glass, 24-3/4 × 24-1/4 × 2 3/8 inches. Musée de la ferronnerie Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen

Incarnated Curves: Ornamental Ironwork at the Barnes Foundation


Strength and Splendor, works from Rouen, on view in Philadelphia through January 3.

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Edward Ashton Goodes, Fishbowl Fantasy, 1867. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25-1/8 inches. Collection of Peter A. Feld

An Art of Plenitude: American Still Life in Philadelphia


From Audubon to Warhol, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through January 10

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Installation of works by Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha in The Broad's third-floor galleries; photo by Bruce Damonte, courtesy of The Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

The Veil and Vault: The Broad Museum in Los Angeles


A report on its architecture and its inaugural exhibition.

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Wasserman Projects, Detroit, with entry portal by Harley Valentine.

Painting the Town Red: Wasserman Projects, Detroit


Gary Wasserman is one of Detroit’s most enthusiastic boosters

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Bernd Zimmer, Field, Rape, 1979. Emulsion and distemper on canvas, 205 x 300 cm. Bernd Zimmer Kunststiftung Photograph by Archiv Bernd Zimmer © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.

Looking Back: A Retrospective of German Figure Painting


A show at the historic Städel Museum catalogues German painting from a breakout era.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

William Eggleston, Untitled (Sumner, Mississippi, Cassidy Bayou in Background), 1971. Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York.

A William Eggleston Retrospective on Tropical Soil


One of America’s greatest photographers has his first major retrospective in Brazil.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

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Plugging in and Moving on: Okwui Enwezor’s All the World’s Futures


The second of artcritical’s 2015 dispatches from Venice

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

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A Complete Eye of Water: A Summer Show at Ampersand Gallery


Sea, sky, air, and space meet in the respectively trippy, geometric, and photorealist images of three artists.