Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
View of "Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)," 2015, by John Cage, published by Siglio Press. Courtesy of Siglio.
The radically inventive and prolific musician’s ethics and curiosity are revealed in a new diary facsimile by Siglio Press. ...
Thursday, October 15th, 2015
On view at Valentine in Ridgewood and Hionas on the Lower East Side ...
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Sarah Sze, Measuring Stick, 2015. Video projectors, fan, light, mirrors, wood, stone, archival prints, speakers, stainless steel, balloon, sand, fruit, egg, plastic, toilet paper, aluminum foil, grass; 132 x 90 x 51 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. Photo: Mike Barnett.
Sze’s new exhibition makes astronomical allusions with everyday goods and plays with viewer expectations. ...

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Louise Despont, Anak Krakatau (or Child of Krakatau), 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 53 1/2 x 68 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.

Eruption: Louise Despont’s Colorful, Vivid Drawings

New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

works by Adrian Ghenie on view at the Romanian Pavilion, Terry Adkins, Darkwater Record, 2003, on view at - la Biennale di Venezia, All the World’s Futures, 2015

Marx, Africa and the Serene Republic: A Dispatch from Venice

The first of artcritical’s takes this summer on the Venice Biennale

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.

Exposed: Shows by June Leaf and Joan Semmel

Two concurrent exhibitions by women painters, about the body, its love, and labors.

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 13 x 16.1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong.

“The sky has entered our senses”: Paintings by Etel Adnan

New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Abraham, 2010. Inkjet print, 40 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia on America’s Sins

The photographer’s new series connects the financial crisis to biblical narratives of guilt and redemption.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Friedel Dzubas, Heath Cote (sketch), 1976. Magna acrylic on canvas, 6½ x 6½ inches. Courtesy Loretta Howard Gallery.

Friedel Dzubas: Thesis/Antithesis/Synthesis

Works from the 1960s and 1970s in shows at Elkon and Loretta Howard

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Bill Jensen, Mountain Tiger-Sky, 2013. Oil on linen, diptych, 40 x 32 inches overall. Courtesy of Cheim & Read Gallery

Loom of Origins: Bill Jensen’s Way of Developing

A one-man group show of possibilities at Cheim & Read

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Richard Diebenkorn, Urbana #6, 1953. Oil on canvas, 68 5/16 x 57 15/16 inches.

Richard Diebenkorn at the Royal Academy: Six Painters on a Painters’ Painter

A visit and discussion at Richard Diebenkorn’s Royal Academy retrospective.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015


Jonathas de Andrade: Subverting Cheap Labor and Racism in Brazil

The Brazilian artist’s first New York solo show examine’s South America’s complicated relationship to race and labor.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Shinique Smith, Through Native Streets, 2011. Ink, acrylic, fabric and paper collage, and found objects on canvas over panel, 60 x 48 x 6 inches. Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai. Photo: Adam Reich

Bright Matter: Shinique Smith in Boston

A long-run show at the Museum of Fine Arts and a downtown mural