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.
By design, the show is a revealing jumble, expressing something of what it has come to mean to respond to a place (or site, region, niche), and something of what it can no longer mean.
‘The Painter Sam Francis’ 85 minutes Shot on 16mm, Super 8, Hi-8, DV ©2008 Body and Soul Productions Showing at Anthology Film Archives, New York, through September 17 The film biography “The Painter Sam Francis” might be better called “What Happened to Sam Francis?” It reinforces all the standard cliché’s of the outsized artist’s life….
The consequences of Van Wieren’s style allow for simultaneous readings of her art.
As these mercurial installations, films, and performances indicate, Conceptual art often yielded works of great elegance in novel forms of presentation.
Some artists change the way that you understand art history. Ann changed the way that I and many other people understood everyday life.
NAMIES AND NEWBIES: THE KRAMARSKY COLLECTION 560 Broadway A New York Drawing Collection at Work 1991-2006, edited by Amy Eshoo, with contributions by Derrick R.Cartwright, James Cuno, Elizabeth Finch, Josef Helfenstein, Glenn D. Lowry, David Mickenberg, Ann Philbin, Earl A. Powell III, Jock Reynolds, and Townsend Wolfe. Fifth Floor Foundation in Association with Yale University Press,…
Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury & Aly Sujo
One of art historian Leo Steinberg’s hobby horses is the way the literature of art generates interpretations that are autonomous of the images being described. What is written about a work can spin false leads and confused trails that looking directly at the work ought to dispel. Just as this happens with the historical interpretation of…
The background shadows throb with an almost Goya-esque expressionism. Maybe the matron is escaping into a sci-fi film. Maybe she’s wandering through the forbidden recesses of memory itself.
Jiang’s work is philosophy in motion: Essence of line and essence of modern truth are his constant themes.