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. ...
 

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Ellen Lanyon, Hat, Pin & Scarf, 1999. Acrylic on canvas, 22 x 22 inches. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

“…That Women Tend To Make”: The Female Gaze at the Pennsylvania Academy


The show that Ken Johnson previewed with incendiary effect.

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Luc Tuymans, Allo! IV, 2012. Oil on canvas, 50-3/8 x 71-5/8 inches. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Each To His Own Tahiti: Peter Doig and Luc Tuymans in London


Moon and Sixpence moments for two contemporary painters

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 1987. Oil and enamel on canvas, 78 by 186 inches. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery

Abstraction Goes Underground: The Painting Factory at LA MoCA


“Abstraction After Warhol” featured 11 painters, most not using brushes

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

David Reed, #617, 2003–2011 [detail]. Oil and alkyd on linen, 44 x 190 inches. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Permanent loan from Sammlung Mondstudio, Photograper: Christopher Burke, New York © 2012 VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn

A Place Only Possible in Painting: David Reed in Bonn


The New York painter’s show at the Kunstmuseum Bonn runs through October 7

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Lex Pott, Transience, 2012 . Oxidized mirrors, dimensions variable. Courtesy of The Wyspa Art Institute, Gdansk

Artworks in the Present Tense: ALTERNATIVA at Gdansk Shipyards


Exhibitions of The Wyspa Art Institute billed as “anti-festival”

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Natalia Zourabova, Bakery, 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 230 x 130 cm. Courtesy of Niva Navon Public Relations and Productions

The Greenhouse Affect: Tel Aviv’s Fresh Paint Fair Showcases Young Talent


In its fifth year, the Israeli event is still shaking things up

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Gillian Wearing, Me as Warhol in Drag with a Scar, 2010. Courtesy of the Artist

Furtive Moves: Gillian Wearing’s Identities and Sara VanDerBeek’s Dancers


Reporting from London

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

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Allowing Loose Ends To Linger: dOCUMENTA(13)


The  five-yearly international art festival  in Kassel, Germany

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Trisha Baga, Plymouth Rock, 2012. 2 channel video, projected from memory cards, mixed media: acrylic on canvas (3), spray paint on CD player, foil, bubbled-wrapped plinth, box of electrical wires, spray paint and acrylic on phone, water bottle, 27:12 mins. Courtesy of Vilma Gold, London

Over Here: Three Americans in London, Testing the Boundaries between Object and Subject


William Corwin at George and Jørgen, Pascual Sisto at Seventeen, Trisha Baga at Vilma Gold

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Jeremy Deller, Sacrilege, 2012. Site specific sculpture, Glasgow. Photo: Courtesy of Sherman Sam

Still a Festival, Not an Art Fair: The Glasgow International


Scotland’s two-week city-wide visual arts festival runs through May 7