Andy Campbell

Igor Siddiqui

Igor Siddiqui speaks about his latest work with bioplastics

March 2014

Croatian-born architect and designer Igor Siddiqui identifies with the “not everything” approach to architecture—the notion that architects can make small, incisive contributions to larger projects rather than focusing solely on the … READ ON

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Yan Xing

Yan Xing discusses his solo exhibition in Lucerne

February 2014

The Beijing- and Los Angeles–based artist Yan Xing is known for creating intricately staged installations, photographs, videos, and performances that play on registers of high camp, melodrama, and sincerity. For his recent solo exhibition… READ ON

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Juan Capistran

The ISESE Gallery, Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin

February 2014

I AM HOPING TO SEE THE DAY reads the text spelled out in fist-size, chalk-white rocks on the floor of Juan Capistran’s two-part exhibition “What We Want, What We Believe: Towards a Higher Fidelity” at the Visual Arts Center. Nearby, a… READ ON

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Lauren Berlant

Lauren Berlant discusses “reading with” and her recent work

January 2014

Duke University Press recently published Sex, or The Unbearable, a long-form critical dialogue between theorists Lauren Berlant and Lee Edelman. Through a series of close readings addressing the work of Larry Johnson, Miranda July, Eve Kosofsky… READ ON

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Alice Aycock

Grey Art Gallery

July 2013

Two monumental schematic drawings of hundreds of doorways, stitched together in neat adjoining rows, dominate Alice Aycock’s retrospective of drawings. In The New China Drawing: The World Above, the World Below, 1984, Aycock’s craggy … READ ON

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“25 Years of Talent”

Marianne Boesky | Uptown

May 2012

“25 Years of Talent” attempts to show where the artists represented in David Robbins’s Talent, a sardonic 1986 grouping of hip-list artist head shots, are today in their varied art practices. Curated by artist Michelle Grabner, who was… READ ON

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Donald Moffett

November 2011

What Barbara Jordan wore was pink, a glorious fuschia, when she intoned her famous words at Richard Nixon’s impeachment hearing in 1972: “My faith in the constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total.” A lawyer, congresswoman, and… READ ON

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Judith Halberstam

Judith Halberstam discusses her new book

October 2011

Judith Halberstam’s latest book, The Queer Art of Failure, is published this month by Duke University Press. She is a professor of English, American studies and ethnicity, and gender studies at the University of Southern California in Los… READ ON

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Mika Tajima

Mika Tajima talks about her latest show

September 2011

Mika Tajima is a New York–based artist whose latest project, The Architect’s Garden, is on view until December 17 at the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Tajima’s site-specific installation is accompanied by a … READ ON

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Catherine Opie

July 2011

Pro-immigration marches, Tea Party rallies, Barack Obama’s inauguration, the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, and the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree: These seem to be subjects better suited to an “off-the-hip” photographer than the … READ ON

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