criticismDispatches
 
Jessica Cheung, Self Portrait, from the Umbrella Revolution series, 2014, unfinished.
Statement of artist protester Jessica Cheung and comment by David Cohen ...
 
Robert Janitz, Oriental Lumber (Casanova), 2014. Oil, wax, flour on linen, 63.5 x 51 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Meyer Riegger Berlin.
The artist’s first solo show in Berlin runs through October 25. ...
 
Will Bruno, Something Shocking, 2014. Oil on paper, 15 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
An adventurer in the Pacific Northwest exhibits the record of his recent journeying. ...
 


work of Paul McCarthy on view in the exhibition, Alpha Omega – Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection Photo: Fanis Vlastaras & Rebecca Constantopoulou Courtesy: The DESTE Foundation

In the Shadow of the Parthenon


Report from… Athens, and evidence of the heroic spirit in recent Greek painting.


Benicia Gantner, Ruby + Gold Waterweb, 2010. Vinyl collage on plexiglas, mounted on wood frame, 42 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Walker Contemporary, Boston

Abstraction in a Cold Climate


Kristin Baker at the MFA, Boston, and commercial gallery shows of Joanne Mattera, Imi Hwangbo and Benicia Gantner


detail, Barbara Probst, see article for full image and caption

Vitality Amidst the Ruins: Lower Manhattan’s gritty golden age


Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices at the Reina Sofia, Madrid, June 10 – September 2, 2010


Nadir Afonso, Composiço Geométrica, 1947

Curved Forms, Out of the Loop: Portugal’s Nadir Afonso


Exhibition continues at Museu do Chiado through October 3


Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilis III inspecting newly installed artefacts at the Israel Museum. Courtesy of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The New Jerusalem: Israel Museum reopens


Rooms are curated by Yinka Shonibare, Susan Hiller and Zvi Goldstein, and there’s a monumental sculpture by Anish Kapoor


Nikí de Saint Phalle, Crucifixion, ca. 1965.  Miscellaneous objects on painted polyester. 236 x 147 x 61.5 cm

Our Bodies, Ourselves: elles@centrepompidou


Women Artists in the Collection of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, through February 21


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Keeping an Eye on the Windy City


Report from… Chicago: Roger Hiorn on the Art Institute roof, Tony Tasset’s EYE in Pritzker Park, John Parot’s pyramid


Baba Anand, The Major Arcana: The Fools Journey, detail. Courtesy of Religare Arts Initiative, Delhi

Dalí’s Delhi Disciple: Baba Anand at the Religare Arts Initiative


Inspired by Salvador Dalí’s World Tarot deck, the artist reinvents Surrealist spectacle with frenetic embellishment.


Messe and Ramda plaza - tallest building in Basel

It’s June so it must be Basel


Art Basel and related fairs in Basel, Switzerland


Jane Alexander, Butcher Boys, 1985-1986. Mixed media. Iziko South African National Gallery Permanent Collection

South Africa’s Forwards: High scoring centennial survey at National Gallery greets World Cup


Far from being a studious plod through history, this is the coolest party in town.