Catherine Taft

Hermann Nitsch

November 2015

In the decades following World War II, Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch and his contemporaries pursued an approach to artmaking that—like those of so many artists around the globe at midcentury—attempted to deal with the underlying psychological… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2015 [TOC]

Kate Costello

November 2015

Drawing has a directness and immediacy capable of revealing an artist’s thought process and, over time, formal development. It can document aesthetic mutability and demonstrate technical acumen, all the while circumventing the baggage of … READ ON

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“Jim Shaw: The End Is Here”

September 2015

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari Jim Shaw recently explained to me that “creativity sometimes comes out of moments of crisis”—and when that moment is the apocalypse, the imagination gets wilder and more intense.… READ ON


John Wesley

September 2015

John Wesley’s flat, reductive, figurative paintings from the early 1960s represent an alternate Pop vision that not only emphasizes the slick surfaces of postwar consumer culture but also filters the esoteric visual iconography of WASP … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]

Lutz Bacher

June 2015

One summer evening in 1964, at the suggestion of his friends, Andy Warhol trained a rented 16-millimeter camera on the Empire State Building, shooting the monolith for hours on end. The resulting film, Empire, 1964, is a study as much in … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

K.r.m. Mooney

May 2015

Bad Reputation is a small, artist-run project space located in an anonymous prewar office building in Los Angeles’s Westlake neighborhood. Run by artist Andreas Waris, Bad Reputation takes its name from the title of Penny Arcade’s book … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Ari Marcopoulos

Ari Marcopoulos talks about his exhibition at Marlborough Chelsea in New York

March 2015

Underlying a new body of work by the New York–based artist Ari Marcopoulos is a wintry restraint that adds new depth to his more than forty-year career as a documentarian of subculture. His upcoming exhibition at Marlborough Chelsea, … READ ON



March 2015

LIKE WILLIAM BLAKE, who wrote, “I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s,” Jim Shaw is compelled by a logic of his own design, inventing alternate realities as bulwarks against—and cautionary tales about—contemporary … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams speaks about his touring retrospective

July 2014

Since the early 1980s, Cologne- and Los Angeles–based artist Christopher Williams has utilized photographic discourse as a way to analyze social, cultural, institutional, and economic histories. He speaks here about his three-part exhibition… READ ON


Paul Heyer

January 2014

Oarfish, a twenty-seven-foot-tall soft sculpture representing the titular deep-sea creature, its silver silk body speckled with sumi-ink brushstrokes, presided over Paul Heyer’s second solo exhibition at Night Gallery. With a rippling, … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2014 [TOC]