• In Conversation: Noah Becker Interviews Michael Anderson

      Tuesday, 21 August 2012 20:28

      Michael Anderson is a Bronx born artist making large format collages. Anderson’s work is widely collected and exhibited. Dapper Dan Magazine has recently dubbed him ‘International Street Collage Gangster.’ I first heard about Michael Anderson when Eric Gleason, formerly of Marlborough Chelsea, introduced me to his work a number of years ago. My first meeting […]

    • You Say You Want A Revolution

      Tuesday, 21 August 2012 14:59

      Be it in New York, Paris or Bamako, the world is experiencing a paradigm shift that began in Africa. Worldwide, members of the financial and racial majority are no longer satisfied with matriculating into a web of systems designed to benefit only the most privileged individuals and nations. Sparked by the 2011 toppling of Egypt’s […]

    • Vision in a Cornfield

      Monday, 20 August 2012 19:19

      Vision in a Cornfield is a large-scale collaboration that unites distinct creative communities in Detroit: the psyche/art rock band Destroy All Monsters, the urban arts group Ogun and the electromechanical art collective Apetechnology. The inspiration for the exhibition is two-fold. It is based on an unexpected encounter shared by Destroy All Monsters’ Mike Kelley and […]

    • Bless This Acid House

      Monday, 20 August 2012 15:05

      The sheer delight Deller takes in various forms of sub and folk cultures—Goth style, Manchester music, pro wrestling, street parades, and historical reenactment societies—transmits itself with a sense of awe at the creativity and zeal with which people resist mainstream values and patterns of consumption. His work explores compelling social territories, while the artist himself […]

    • Melanie Daniel: “Echo Shield” at Asya Geisberg Gallery

      Thursday, 16 August 2012 20:43

      In Melanie Daniel’s recent series “Echo Shield”, elements of military modernity become abstractions, unmoored in a sea of painterly chaos. Joyous expressive indulgence is undercut with sly sharp half-buried chunks of concrete or steel. Avoiding any clarity or one-sided accusations, Daniel nonetheless uses very specific symbols, some invented, that evoke fortification, surveillance, ancient architecture, and […]

    • On Abstraction in Montreal

      Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:01

      The exhibition “On Abstraction” is closely connected to the chronological and thematic display of works from the Collection on view in the two large galleries next door. This adjacent exhibition, titled “A Matter of Abstraction,” presents a hundred or so pieces produced between 1940 and 2010 by some sixty artists. Taking a historical perspective, it […]

    • Museum of Sex Presents: “F*ck Art”

      Tuesday, 14 August 2012 15:44

      In response to the growing anti-institution sentiment pervasive in our culture, the Museum of Sex has engaged a group of 20 select street artists to occupy the third floor gallery at the Museum of Sex. Showcasing work that pushes the boundaries of our relationship to sexuality in public space, “F*CK ART” invites a dialogue around […]

    • This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s

      Tuesday, 14 August 2012 14:37

      The art produced in the 1980s veered between radical and conservative, capricious and political, socially engaged and art historically aware. This Will Have Been not only provides viewers with an overview of the artistic production of these heady days — some of it now canonical and some of it almost forgotten – but it also […]

    • FAB Festival in the Lower East Side

      Monday, 13 August 2012 16:31

      Festival favorites join new work created and fostered via FABnyc’s Dance Block program, which helps dancers connect to lower cost rehearsal space on 4th Street. From ballet to jazz, modern to traditional Polynesian dance, the dance stage features an eclectic mix of artists including Nicole Bugge, Krista Jansen, PROJECT 44, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, […]

    • C.W.Lübeck: Intense Phases

      Monday, 13 August 2012 14:23

      C.W.Lübeck’s painting Time of Innocence reflects this sense of alienation. In this work, the artist captures a melancholic portrayal of an anonymous person. With halved face, part cerulean blue and part blue grey, there is a sense of fragmentation, a rupture in one’s life.  The blue-grey half is expressionless and youthful; its other half features […]

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