Julia Bryan-Wilson

Susan E. Cahan’s Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power

BOOKS

June 2016

Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power, by Susan E. Cahan.Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. 360 pages.  WHEN THE EXHIBITION “Art AIDS America” was on view last winter at the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington,… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2016 [TOC]

Sophie Calle

February 2016

In 1988, the French artist Sophie Calle, whose work has long plumbed the vicissitudes of power, purportedly received a promising overture. “An American bank invited me to do a project,” she states. “Their ATMs were equipped with video… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

“Agitprop!”

September 2015

Curated by Catherine J. Morris, Saisha Grayson, Jess Wilcox, and Stephanie Weissberg Titles with exclamation points can come off like they’re trying too hard. This exhibition, however, might merit such enthusiasm, as its innovative premise… READ ON

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Zoe Leonard

September 2015

In Zoe Leonard’s “Sun Photographs,” 2010–, the artist sets out to depict some of the paradoxes of light. The series, selections from which were on view at Anthony Meier this past spring, features emanations from the sun captured in … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]

OPENINGS: ROBERT HODGE

March 2015

STAND YOUR GROUND. The words have been seared into the outermost layers of a thickly matted accumulation of reclaimed paper; brown scorch marks, residue of the burning process, radiate from the edges of the letters. This sobering piece by … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Juan Muņoz

January 2015

Curated by Vicente Todolí Over the past decade, high-profile exhibitions in major venues, including Tate Modern, London, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, have kept Spanish artist Juan Muñoz on the radar. His … READ ON

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“EZTV: Video Transfer”

September 2014

Founded in 1979 in West Hollywood by queer screenwriter John Dorr, EZTV was one of the first of its kind: a showcase and incubator dedicated solely to video makers. EZTV inhabited several locations before settling into a space on Santa Monica… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]

Women and Work

ON SITE

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”

SLANT

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

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