• 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 […]

    • View of “Chantal Akerman: Maniac Shadows,” 2013. Photo credit Jason Mandella.

      Michele Alpern’s Top 5 Exhibitions of 2013

      Wednesday, 8 January 2014 15:41

      Michele Alpern is an artist and writer based out of New York. Not including any of the superb shows by artists she knows personally, here are her selections for the most inspiring exhibitions of 2013: 1. Jean-Luc Godard, The Spirit of the Forms, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York Near-complete retrospective of a profound body […]

    • Barnett Cohen, Still from Radical Honesty 2, 2013. 11 min, 51 seconds. Image courtesy of the artist.

      Irena Jurek talks Honesty and Sex with Barnett Cohen

      Tuesday, 7 January 2014 19:07

      Irena Jurek: Why did you choose to call your newest video, Radical Honesty? Barnett Cohen: So, I called my video Radical Honesty, because I have a lot of stories, like we all do. Everyone has these humiliating or self-effacing stories. It’s more about things that have happened to me and less about me happening to […]

    • Pablo Picasso, "The Kiss (Le baiser) Mas Notre-Dame-de-Vie, Mougins," 1969. Oil on canvas, 97.2 × 130.2 cm. Koons Collection. Copyright 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: David Heald.

      Valery Oișteanu’s Top 5 Exhibitions of 2013

      Tuesday, 7 January 2014 09:00

      Valery Oișteanu (born September 3, 1943) is a Soviet-born Romanian and American poet, art critic, essayist, photographer, and performance artist, whose style reflects the influence of Dada and Surrealism. Oișteanu is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, a book of short fiction, and a book of essays. Here are his selections […]

    • Comrades of Time, Comrades of Time, Installation view courtesy of Cell Project Space.

      Comrades of Time, Comrades of Time at Cell Project Space

      Monday, 6 January 2014 09:00

      If Modernism was, in a Greenbergian sense, a mode of calling attention to the conditions and limitation, then contemporary artworks—adopting modern formats—seem to champion what David Joselit calls ‘transitivity,’ that is, works that are referring to information outside themselves. In other words, the specificity of formalism does not lie in the intrinsic value of visual […]

    • Greg Lindquist, Thanatopsis Revisited (Island, Sanctuary, The Physical World), 2011. Site specific installation and work on canvas.

      Kline and Lindquist Talk Site Specificity and Art Fairs

      Friday, 3 January 2014 09:00

      The following is an excerpt from an ongoing conversation with artist and writer Greg Lindquist, who moderated a panel discussion, Art Fair as Site, at this year’s UNTITLED. Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach. Greg invited me to speak as part of the panel because UNTITLED commissioned me to create a site-specific project. PhotoGrid: […]

    • Clockwise starting left: Jessica Eaton, cfaal 314, from the Cubes for Albers and Lewitt series, 2013; cfaal 312, from the Cubes for Albers and Lewitt series, 2013; cfaal 279, from the Cubes for Albers and Lewitt series, 2013; cfaal 276, from the Cubes for Albers and Lewitt series, 2013. All prints are 127 cm x 1016 cm and are courtesy of the artist and Jessica Bradley Gallery. Marla Hlady in collaboration with Eric Chenaux, Soundball (Dancehauling), 2013, sound, 2 custom guitar amps, and 2 soundballs (stainless steel rice ball, microprocessor, sound board, accelerometer, LEDs and cable), dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Jessica Bradley Gallery. Image  courtesy of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. Photo by Robert McNair.

      Circling the Inverse Square at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

      Wednesday, 1 January 2014 09:00

      The opening paragraph in the 1996 Nature magazine article “Circling the Inverse Square” (from which this exhibition takes it’s name) begins, “The one bit of physics that almost everyone knows is…” and continues with a fact that I did not (do not) know. Explain to me the premise that there are as many odd numbers […]

    • Michaelo E. Smith, Mike, 2013. Two roosters, plastic. 15 x 11 x 12 in. Image courtesy of the artist and Clifton Benevento Gallery

      Over The Edge: Michael E. Smith at Clifton Benevento

      Tuesday, 31 December 2013 09:00

      I was once in a car crash. While foolishly attempting to cross two lanes of traffic to catch my exit, the rear end of my little two-seater got clipped by a truck, which sent me spinning nearly 360 degrees. Remarkably, my car suffered only a minor dent, but I was left with a sense of […]

    • Doron Langberg, On All Fours #3, 2013. Oil on linen, 60 x 70 in.

      Corpus Americus at Driscoll Babcock

      Monday, 30 December 2013 09:00

      I’ve not been to a wax museum but I can imagine the Frankenstein on display might look something like Corpus Americus, the new group exhibition at Driscoll Babcock. Then again, the better analogy might be in the source material itself, in Shelly’s nameless creature who to this day stalks the starless wilds of our imaginations. […]

    • Bernadette Corporation
Retouched, 2011. Vinyl banner,108 x 144 in. Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York.

      Igniting a Force: Impromptu Self on Display

      Tuesday, 24 December 2013 09:00

      One sunny day in May 2012, I was sent to deliver a Bernadette Corporation DVD to Electronic Arts Intermix in Chelsea. As a happily semi-employed-unpaid intern, I took the opportunity to pop in a few galleries on the way back from the errand to make my trip worthwhile. With thirty minutes to spare, I poked […]

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