Dawn Chan

John Gerrard

May 2016

Curated by Philip Tinari and Guo Xi “I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed,” Garry Winogrand once remarked. What sort of analogy results, and what are its limits, if photography is replaced with 3-D modeling… READ ON

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Jason Rohrer

Jason Rohrer speaks about his exhibition at Wellesley College

March 2016

The programmer and designer Jason Rohrer—whose video game Passage, 2007, was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in 2012—recently became the subject of the first-ever museum retrospective for a video game creator. The exhibition is on… READ ON

500 WORDS

The Spanish Main

The 35th ARCO fair in Madrid

March 2016 MADRID

IT RAINED IN MADRID over the weekend as ARCO—the world’s best-attended art fair—revved its gears for the thirty-fifth time. Further down corridors of the sprawling Feria del Madrid, staid suits gathered for “an annual meeting for … READ ON

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Rachel Rossin

January 2016

Themes from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass loom large throughout William Gibson’s 2003 novel Pattern Recognition, which characterizes an American protagonist’s trip to the UK as a disorienting encounter with a “mirror-world.”… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

Christine Sun Kim

Christine Sun Kim talks about her exhibition in London

November 2015

Artist Christine Sun Kim has deployed a range of media, from drawings to electronic devices, to explore sound as a medium, particularly from her perspective as a deaf artist. Her upcoming exhibition at Carroll / Fletcher in London will reprise… READ ON

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Sleepless in Seattle

The Seattle Art Fair

August 2015 SEATTLE

IF YOU’RE FROM SEATTLE (I am), you’re apt to think that the city is home to people who springboard from abject scrappiness straight to global domination. You can start in a garage, without a major label deal, or without any venture capital,… READ ON

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Steffani Jemison

Steffani Jemison discusses her MoMA commission, Promise Machine

June 2015

Responding to the Museum of Modern Art’s current exhibition “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works,” Steffani Jemison’s recent commission for the museum, Promise Machine, includes multiple parts: a research… READ ON

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Foto Finish

Two shows at Collezione Maramotti

May 2015 REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY

TRAFFIC COPS manned the roads in Reggio Emilia on a recent Friday as a black town car sent for arty guests jolted along over cobblestones, trying to make it to the hotel before the roads shut down for the day. We were there for the art: the… READ ON

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Candice Breitz

May 2015

Cleft-lipped, navel-less miniature mutants—dressed inexplicably in Devo-esque jumpsuits—are the chilling bogeymen in David Cronenberg’s 1979 horror film, The Brood. Scarier, though, is what unleashes them: the unorthodox therapeutic … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Plumbing the Depths

The Sequences festival in Reykjavík

April 2015 REYKJAVÍK

“ALL ARCHITECTS should be forced to live, for at least a week, in every building they design,” says an architect friend of mine. What if it were the same for curators? What if, every time a curator picked a theme for a biennial, he or … READ ON

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