Criticism
Monday, August 24th, 2015
 
Installation view of work from The 15th Annual Summer Apprenticeship Program at Artspace, 2015. Photograph by John Groo.
An exhibition and its extracurricular programming explore artistic representations of mass incarceration. ...
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
 
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The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum. ...
Monday, August 17th, 2015
 
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A new film about a famous author inadvertently raises the problem of substituting images for people. ...
 

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.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

From Suite Vénitienne by Sophie Calle, published by Siglio, 2015. Images and text copyrighted and provided courtesy of the artist.

Sophie Calle’s Suite Vénitienne: Following as Performance and Book


A new book by Siglio reproduces Calle’s 1980 performance, following a near-stranger through Venice.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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“Freedom Culture” at The Journal Gallery


Journal’s summer group show explores the creation of meaning in a world of pluralities and abundant choices.

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Ching Ho Cheng, Queenie Study (Panel II of Queenie Triptych), 1968. Gouache and ink on rag board, 30 X 30 inches. Courtesy of Sybao Cheng-Wilson.

Visionaries and Visions: Retrospectives of Tseng Kwong Chi and Ching Ho Cheng


Two innovative artists show the contributions that can be made amid cultural turbulence.

Monday, July 6th, 2015

CultureStrike & Justseeds, Migration Now!, 2012. Screen prints and letter press; First edition, dimensions variable. Courtesy of CultureStrike. Photo by Chad Kleitsch.

Social Justice in the Studio and in the Street: Art and Activism at Franklin Street Works


A group show explores the use of art in social justice activism, collective action, and the aesthetics of politics.

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Stan VanDerBeek, Black Micro Kosmos, 1975. Embossed print on paper, 20 1/2 x 20 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Andrea Rosen.

A Room With A Field: Stan VanDerBeek’s Poemfields


An exhibition by one of the most important innovators in video and computer art recently concluded at Andrea Rosen.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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Bruce Gagnier: Shouldering into the Past


The sculptor presents a new series of torqued bronze figures, drawing from the past.