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Friday, August 14th, 2015

Ai Weiwei, Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015, at Galleria Continua, Beijing

Exonerating The Present: Ai Weiwei Builds a Temple in Beijing


For more than two decades, Ai has turned down exhibitions of his work in China

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Installation shot, “Space Between”, Flag Art Foundation, 2015, including (foreground) Roni Horn’s Pink Around B, 2008, with works by Sadie Benning, left (red) and Sérgio Sister, right

A Diffuse Glow: “Space Between” at the Flag Art Foundation


A lively, elegant group show, on view through August 14

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Judy Pfaff, Scene I: The Garden. Enter Mrs. Barnes (detail), 2015. Commissioned by the Barnes Foundation for "Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things" exhibition. Image © The Barnes Foundation. Photo: Keristin Gaber.

Contemporary History at the Barnes: Three Artists in Philadelphia


A recent installation at the Barnes Foundation reorganized the space and examined its history and founders.

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Zlatan Vehabovic, Rock Bottom Riser, 2014. Oil on canvas, 78 x 86 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Marc Straus Gallery.

Monochromatic Polyphony: Gray at Marc Straus


A show about gray as a color and a metaphor, limning its way between grim concreteness and silver linings.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Philip Taaffe, Strata Nephrodium, 2014. Mixed media on canvas 54 x 67 7/8 inches. © Philip Taaffe; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Chic Set: Cornwall Artists at James Barron


A group show gathers artists who share a common geography, suggesting the possibility of a new art-historical movement.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Delanie Jenkins, Untitled (from the traces of absorption series), 2005 – 06. Relief print and emboss on Hahnemühle paper, 28 x 46 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Cross-Country Group Show: “Paper Route 66” at BravinLee


A recent works-on-paper show avers a trans-regional American art, with six curators, 20 artists, and an aesthetic road trip.

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Anthony Iacono, Hanging Plant, 2015. Acrylic, cut paper and linen tape, 24 x 19 inches. Courtesy of P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York

Cocktail Hour: Anthony Iacono at P.P.O.W.


In an impressive debut, provocative works that queer picture making

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Eric-Brown, Hieroglyph, 2015. Oil on linen, 10 x 12 inches. Courtesy of Ille Arts, Amagansett, New York

Playful Strategies: Eric Brown in Amagansett


July in the Hamptons saw this show of intimately scaled paintings of reserved exuberance

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Thomas Ruff, Porträt (P. Stadtbäumer), 1988. Chromogenic print, 70 7/8 × 63 inches. Collection of Linda and Bob Gersh, Los Angeles. Image courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London.

Curatorial Lyricism: “Perfect Likeness” at the Hammer


The Hammer’s current photography exhibition looks at developments in portraiture in the past 40 years.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

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Change and Displacement: Michal Helfman at K.


A recent short-run exhibition questions politics and culture through economics and exchange.