criticismDispatches
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 11th, 2015
 
Farrah Karapetian, Belly of her Beast, 2014. Chromogenic photogram from performance, metallic, 108 x 75 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Von Lintel Gallery.
In a solo exhibition at Von Lintel, the artist explores the interrelation of vision, music, and color. ...
Friday, November 21st, 2014
 
Andrew Lampert, still from DCP/Steenbeck, 2014. Video, TRT 4:53 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.
A show examining our relationship to tech, old and new. ...
 

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

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

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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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

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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.

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Messe and Ramda plaza - tallest building in Basel

It’s June so it must be Basel


Art Basel and related fairs in Basel, Switzerland

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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.

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Edward Millman, Fresco Detail, St Louis, MO Post Office, 1942. Tempera on masonite

Los Tres Grandes: US Artists Interpret the Mexican Muralists


Translating Revolution: U.S. Artists Interpret Mexican Muralists at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Mercedes Matter, Tabletop Still Life, ca. 1936. Oil on canvas, 43 x 48 inches, Private collection, Florida.

Mercedes Matter at the Weisman Gallery, Pepperdine University


There’s an internalized severity to her art; its fierce angularity suggests an appetite for sensual abandon constrained by geometry, argues HEARNE PARDEE

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Misheck Masamvu, Post Election Results oil on canvas, dimensions not known, courtesy of the artist.

Notes from…Harare, Zimbabwe


In a Catch-22, artists cannot sell their work, but they also cannot afford to “waste” materials on work that is not for sale.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

installation shot of the exhibition under review

Yan Pei-Ming: Landscape of Childhood at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing


By his critical reference to the illusions of the rhetoric of the Olympics, vastly expensive events which diverted funding from the fundamental needs of the population, he makes a powerful political statement, all the more potent because it is extremely elliptical.