Annie Godfrey Larmon

Alex Bag

February 2016

For Alex Bag’s solo show, which opened in concert with Art Basel Miami Beach this past December, the art-establishment farceur reprised her 2001 mockumentary about the fictional pimp-cum-cultural entrepreneur Leroy LeLoup (played by the … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

Ian Cheng

January 2016

Curated by Raphael Gygax In the bleak ahistorical dreamscapes of Ian Cheng’s “live simulations”—indeterminate virtual ecosystems governed by a basic set of programmed evolutionary laws—vaguely avian clots writhe over barren tundra,… READ ON

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UnREAL

TELEVISION

January 2016

WHEN ROSALIND KRAUSS likened the feedback loop of video to a mirror’s reflection in her landmark 1976 essay on early video art, she couldn’t have dreamed of the extreme-sport navel-gazing of today’s nth-generation reality television. … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

13th Biennale De Lyon: “La Vie Moderne

September 2015

Curated by Ralph Rugoff Have we never been modern? Rugoff’s show turns Bruno Latour’s famous thesis about the non-existence of modernity into a question. Indeed, even after the many pronouncements of its death, modernism has been … READ ON

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OPENINGS: ALEX DA CORTE

June 2015

ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC THEFTS in postwar cinema might also be the most subtle—not a spectacular heist but a scene in Robert Bresson’s classic Pickpocket (1959), in which a disembodied tangle of larcenous hands pilfer wallets by replacing… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

“The Blue of Distance”

January 2015

Curated by Courtenay Finn Blue, writer and historian Rebecca Solnit muses, is the “color of there seen from here, the color of where you are not. And the color of where you can never go.” Indeed, the hue’s synonymy with absence, … READ ON

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Thea Djordjadze

January 2015

“The next instant, do I make it?” asked Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector in her 1973 novel, Água Viva. “Or does it make itself?” Her rumination might well be a recurrent thought within Thea Djordjadze’s practice; the artist’s… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

Maya Lin

Maya Lin discusses What Is Missing?, a project and interactive website

December 2014

In 2012, three decades after ground was broken for her Vietnam Veterans Memorial, artist and architect Maya Lin unveiled her final memorial: What Is Missing?, a multimedia project and interactive website charged with garnering awareness of… READ ON

500 WORDS

Heart to Art

The 10th annual ArtCrush

August 2014 ASPEN

WHILE SQUEEZING into a diminutive plane in Denver the Wednesday before last, the group of art-worlders en route to the Aspen Art Museum’s tenth annual three-day ArtCrush benefit auction and bacchanal were barraged with a squawk: “But I … READ ON

DIARY

“Katinka Bock: A and I”

January 2014

Curated by Luis Croquer Paris-based German sculptor Katinka Bock’s formally austere objects often strike a mild dissonance with the spaces that contain them. Made from found wood, cement, iron, and sand, her works revisit the vernacular … READ ON

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