Julia Bryan-Wilson

Women and Work


May 2014

NOW CELEBRATED as a milestone of Conceptual art, Margaret Harrison, Kay Hunt, and Mary Kelly’s Women and Work: A Document on the Division of Labour in Industry 1973–1975 entered the historical record unassumingly. The minutes of the March… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2014 [TOC]

“A Queer History of Fashion”


January 2014

DURING MY TEENAGE YEARS thrift-shopping in Houston, the gay mecca of the South, I would often come upon T-shirts emblazoned with slogans of local HIV/AIDS organizations, each cast-off garment evoking the loss of a friend or a father or a … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2014 [TOC]

“Peter Schumann: The Shatterer”

September 2013

Curated by Jonathan Berger and Larissa Harris Since 1963, the Bread and Puppet Theater has been a visible part of protest culture in the US, with its large-scale handmade puppets enlivening demonstrations against everything from the Vietnam… READ ON


the Museum of Non Participation


September 2013

IT’S APRIL 19, four days after the Boston Marathon bombings, and I’m on my way from the Minneapolis airport to my hotel. As the radio broadcasts news of the search for the Tsarnaev brothers, my taxi driver comments on the ironies of the… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]

Abraham Cruzvillegas

September 2013

In his first midcareer retrospective, Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas demonstrates a distinct flair for affective accretion. Ingeniously clustering diverse items such as knives, umbrellas, fabric, paint, plants, wood, and cardboard into… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]

“Farewell to Surrealism: The Dyn Circle in Mexico”

May 2013

Dyn was a little-known journal published in Mexico City between 1942 and 1944 by a group of émigré artists, thinkers, and poets previously affiliated with Surrealism. As the Getty Research Institute’s recent small but absorbing show … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2013 [TOC]

“Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent”

January 2013

Few could claim as many seemingly irreconcilable labels as Corita Kent: activist, commercially successful printmaker, teacher, Catholic nun.… READ ON


“Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974”

November 2012

GIVEN THE SEISMIC SHIFTS that rocked Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art over the summer, wandering through “Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974” felt a bit uncanny. The exhibition showcases intellectually voracious curating at … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2012 [TOC]

Cheryl Dunye’s Mommy Is Coming


April 2012

“BLACK FEMALE FILMMAKER” might be the most obvious label with which to describe Cheryl Dunye, but it fails to capture the way in which she explodes categorical pieties, not only regarding medium but also in terms of sexual and racial … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2012 [TOC]

“Zoe Strauss: Ten Years”

January 2012

From 2000 (when she bought herself a camera for her thirtieth birthday) until 2010, untrained photographer Zoe Strauss documented the strangers and architecture she encountered in her hometown of Philadelphia and in her travels.… READ ON