criticismExhibitions
Sunday, August 21st, 2016
 
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A show of activist art from across Latin America. ...
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
 
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Twin surveys of Ader’s short but brightly burning career are mounted in New York and London. ...
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
 
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Twin surveys of Ader’s short but brightly burning career are mounted in London and New York. ...
 

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

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Automobiles: John Chamberlain, Chakaia Booker, Dirk Skreber


Retrieved in tribute to  John Chamberlain, 1927-2011

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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Chantal Joffe at Cheim & Read


Joffe is not a perfectionist. Instead, she is intent on capturing a moment in time, not with a photographer’s precision, but as a painterly tableau.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Installation shot of the exhibition under review showing, foreground, Demetrius Oliver Parallax, 2008. Digital c-print, anthracite

1992009 at D’Amelio Terras


1992009 is a group show with a catchy sci-fi name that offers the theory that 1992 and 2009 share not only similar cultural landmarks–the replacement of a Bush in the White House with a Democrat, the war in Iraq, and fiscal failure–but also an artistic vision.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

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Chuck Close: Paintings and Tapestries from 2005-2009 at PaceWildenstein


The impulse to take Close for granted is perhaps all the greater because the work has an effortless assurance to it. But we must slow down, look past the facility, past the celebrity, to find the real investigation still taking place.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

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Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Paine manages to steer these leafless “Dendroids,” as he calls them, between the Scylla of transparency and the Charibdis of mechanization.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

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Takako Azami at M.Y. Art Prospects


One of the most interesting aspects is Azami’s negative capability: her technique demonstrates a willingness to expunge the self in favor of a poetic exactitude of description.

Monday, June 1st, 2009

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The 53rd Venice Biennale


In the Teatro la Fenice or the Chiostro Verde of San Giorgio one likes everything a little bit more than one might elsewhere. – Igor Stravinsky, in Stravinsky & Craft,Conversations with Stravinsky From the dais on the grass outside the U.S. Pavilion, at the June 4th press conference for Bruce Nauman’s exhibition, the State Department’s…

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Ins & Outs: Zaun Lee and Suzanne Song at Satori Galler


A persistence of hard-edged nonobjective painting shows the lineage of modernism hanging on, even if only by the fingernails.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Jenny Holzer: Protect Protect at the Whitney Museum for American Art


Her aphorisms are generalizations with political intent.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

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Ward Shelley: Who Invented the Avant Garde (and other half-truths) and The Sleeper Experiment at Pierogi


If his ostensible state-of-hibernation may seem a little anti-climactic, it’s a rest he’s earned.