Laura McLean-Ferris

“Ends Again”


July 2014

“Ends Again,” features four emerging artists offering forms of networked memento mori for a world in which one’s data might be worth more than one’s body. In Cecile B. Evans’s video AGNES (The end is near), 2013–14, the artist… READ ON


“La Voix Humaine”

Kunstverein München

March 2014

In Francis Poulenc’s one-act opera La Voix humaine (The Human Voice, 1958)—his adaption of Jean Cocteau’s play by the same name—a lone woman sings into a telephone for the entirety of the action, projecting the pain she feels toward… READ ON


Helen Marten

Sadie Coles | 62 Kingly Street

March 2014

One doesn’t so much look at certain sculptures by Helen Marten as visually chew them. At the front of her latest exhibition is a fat squiggle of beveled wood that twists its way down a wall before reaching out at the viewer like a stumpy … READ ON


“Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream”

Greene Naftali Gallery

September 2013

“Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream,” which takes its title from Joan Didion’s 1966 essay about love, betrayal, and death in the San Bernardino Valley, brings together six artists—Ed Ruscha, Alex Israel, Alex Hubbard, Julie Becker, Lutz… READ ON


Sylvia Sleigh

CAPC musée d'art contemporain

July 2013

The late Sylvia Sleigh painted her subjects clear-eyed and composed as she positioned their bodies in unusually harmonistic relationships to their environments. Sleigh’s scenography is made up of these comfortably domestic backdrops that … READ ON


“The Magic of the State”

Lisson Gallery | London

April 2013

A curatorial collaboration between Lisson’s Silvia Sgualdini and Beirut, a Cairo-based exhibition space and art initiative, this show is presented in Lisson’s London gallery following an exhibition featuring the same artists at Beirut… READ ON


Robert Rauschenberg

Gagosian Gallery | Britannia Street

March 2013

Rarely does the output of a staunchly canonical artist blow one away as it does in this exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg’s “Jammers,” a tight series of works made between 1975 and 1976. The twenty-one pieces on view are made of brightly… READ ON