• Dave Hardy, Hunky-dory (2013), glass, cement, polyurethane foam, ink, paper, metal, pretzel,etc 86 x 57 x 33 in. Image courtesy of Regina Rex.

      Claudia Eve Beauchesne’s Top 5 shows of 2013

      Friday, 24 January 2014 09:00

      Claudia Eve Beauchesne is an art historian, writer and curator. She is currently curator of programming at Formats in Montreal, Canada, and is working on a non-fiction book about the East Village art scene of the 1980s. Her writing on contemporary art, cinema and popular culture has appeared in NY Arts, Packet, Kolaj, I Love Bad Movies, and Come on Down. […]

    • Maddy Rosenberg, Book of Days, (9 panels), 2008, oil on panel, 12 x 12 in.

      Leah Oates Talks Work with Maddy Rosenberg

      Thursday, 23 January 2014 15:51

      Leah Oates: How did you become an artist and what is your family background? Maddy Rosenberg: I can’t say I was conscious of a point where I “became” an artist, as I don’t remember a time when I didn’t make art. I would spend time after school or during summer breaks designing and constructing puppet […]

    • Eija-Liisa Ahtila, still from The House, 2002. 14 min DVD installation for 3 projections with sound. Copyright Crystal Eye Ltd, Helsinki, Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris.

      Stephen Knudsen’s Top 5 Exhibitions of 2013

      Tuesday, 21 January 2014 09:02

      Stephen Knudsen is an artist and professor of painting at Savannah College of Art and Design. He is the senior editor of ARTPULSE Magazine, a contributing writer to the Huffington Post, NY Arts Magazine, and Hyperallergic. He is the senior editor of the anthology the Art of Critique, forthcoming in 2014. Here are his selections from 2013: 1. Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Olentoja (Creatures) at […]

    • John O'Connor, Portrait of a Psychopath, 2012, Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 74 x 73 in.

      The Phantom: John O’Connor’s “Machine and the Ghost”

      Monday, 20 January 2014 09:00

      How persistent is the wish to somehow find a human face in whatever kind of art—to see a real presence there that invites us to know its secrets and enjoy its troubles? How powerful is that illusion of a real presence, when a ramshackle and effaced effigy, an ugly or beautiful scarecrow clothed and stuffed […]

    • Jake and Dinos Chapman,The Sum of all Evil (detail), 2012-2013. Fibreglass, plastic and mixed media in four vitrines 84 5/8 x 50 11/16 x 98 3/8 in. Courtesy White Cube. © Jake and Dinos Chapman

      Jake and Dinos Chapman At Serpentine Sackler Gallery

      Friday, 17 January 2014 09:00

      “We are sore-eyed scopophiliac oxymorons … disenfranchised aristocrats, under siege from our feudal heritage … our bread is buttered on both sides …” this was stenciled on the gallery wall as the artists introduction to the world over twenty years ago—fledglings from the nest of Gilbert & George, having once been their art technicians—yet arriving […]

    • Robert Irwin (b. 1928), Scrim veil—Black rectangle—Natural light, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1977. Cloth, metal, and wood. Overall: 144 × 1368 × 49 in. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photo Credit: Warren Silverman.

      Charlotte Meyer’s Top 5 Exhibitions of 2013

      Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:00

      Charlotte Meyer lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., graduated from Pratt Institute in 2009, and received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in recognition of the school. She is a Visiting Critic at R.I.S.D. is represented by Opus Projects, and is scheduled to exhibit new work at the Chelsea location in 2014. Here are her favorite shows of this […]

    • Russell Tyler, Loading, 2013. Oil on canvas. 40 x 30 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

      Muted Beauty: Russell Tyler at DCKT Contemporary

      Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:00

      Russell Tyler’s Solo show at DCKT in the LES returns back in the direction of bad painting but stops midway at a comfortable apex. He has come a long way since I first saw his work at Freight and Volume in 2010. I remember clearly thinking about Kim Dorland when I saw Tyler’s paintings at […]

    • Rosalind Nashashibi, The Deliveryman, installation view, 2013. Image courtesy of Objectif Exhibitions.

      Rosalind Nashashibi’s The Painter and the Deliveryman

      Tuesday, 14 January 2014 09:00

      With The Painter and the Deliveryman Rosalind Nashashibi offers a play on motifs, causality and narrative. Arriving at Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp, the visitor is greeted by the emptiness of the ground floor gallery, a spacious white-walled and concrete-floored contemporary art space with large windows overlooking a small courtyard. The two 16mm films that give […]

    • Carol Bove, Peel’s Foe, not a set animal, laminates a tone of sleep (2013). Brass and concrete. Image courtesy of Maccarone.

      Keith J. Varadi’s Top 5 Exhibitions of 2013

      Monday, 13 January 2014 09:00

      Keith J. Varadi is an artist, writer, and curator currently based in Los Angeles. He is a co-founder and member of the collective, Picture Menu. Here are his selections for the best shows of 2013:  1. Larry Bamburg, BurlsHoovesandShells at Simone Subal Gallery, New York Jerry-rigged ecosystems, towers constructed from bones and gold, and artificial earth compositions […]

    • Robert Wilson, The Life and Death of Marina Abromovic. 2013. Performance at the Park Avenue Armory. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus.

      Robert Wilson’s Life and Death of Marina Abramovic

      Friday, 10 January 2014 09:00

      Marina Abramovic, Yugoslavian performance artist famous for her long durational works once said, “The only last thing an artist can control—his own funeral.” She in fact wrote her last will and testament in which she wants three coffins to be buried in three different countries, and her memorial ceremony to be a celebration of life […]

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