DAVID COHEN, Editor           


JUNE 2007

posted June 22, 2007

DAVID COHEN on the Grand Tour:
The Venice Biennale - Art Basel - Documenta 12 - Sculpture Project Münster '07

posted June 22, 2007
SANDRA SIDER on Summer of Love at the Whitney Museum of Art

Summer of Love captures the joyful, crazy (What were we thinking?) exuberance of the 60s. It really was a time of innocence, especially before 1968 when the horrors of Vietnam became all too clear, on a massive scale. 

posted June 22, 2007
GREG LINDQUIST on Anthony Goicolea at Postmasters

Goicolea’s photographs are at once meditative and filled with malaise, atmospheric and materially present.

posted June 22, 2007
DAVID COHEN on Neo Rauch: para  at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Neo is perfectly forenamed for an artist in whom, to paraphrase architectural theorist Charles Jencks, the wasms have become an ism. Rauch’s paintings, fusing elements of romanticism and realism from the last two centuries, resist the idea that anachronism and rejuvenation might be at odds with one another.

posted June 21, 2007
DEBORAH GARWOOD on Arthur Ou at Hudson Franklin

As much as Arthur Ou's fascinating show explores east-west themes and transitory visions of reality, its enduring message is the migration of ideas through art.

posted June 21, 2007
STEPHANIE BUHMANN on Jeff Wall at the Museum of Modern Art and at Marian Goodman

On Wall’s ambitious journey, structural as well as pictorial opposites are radically fused to paint a contemporary portrait with remnants of the past.

posted June 7, 2007
ROUNDTABLE: Deborah Garwood and Lara Taubman discuss Global Feminisms with
Sandra Sider

Dinner parties are celebratory yet treacherous. Conversation and networking, conducted while eating and drinking, is their purpose. I see The Dinner Party as a jewel within the Center, a dark star that propels its metaphor out to the surrounding galleries - Deborah Garwood

posted June 6, 2007
ERIC GELBER on Nancy Shaver at Feature, Inc.

This work is all about the nexus of the utilitarian object that has hidden poetic qualities and the self-consciously constructed art object. Shaver’s art is also about accumulation, juxtaposition, and the visual habits we form with objects that we live with day to day.