Lauren O’Neill-Butler

“Museum of Stones”

ON SITE

January 2016

IT’S IMPOSSIBLE not to imagine a conversation between Isamu Noguchi and Jimmie Durham in “Museum of Stones.” The two artists, while separated by three and a half decades, share a near-mystical affinity for ascetic, stripped-down … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

Agnes Denes

Socrates Sculpture Park

October 2015

An ecological jamboree of life and death, Agnes Denes’s The Living Pyramid, 2015, gently slopes up to thirty feet high from a thirty-square-foot base. Thousands of seeds harvested in May have resulted in various grasses, plants, and … READ ON

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Maria Nordman

October 2015

Present. It’s a keyword in Maria Nordman’s oeuvre and a cipher in much of her work. Beginning in the late 1960s, Nordman has designated her works as continuous, signaling the way they are always ongoing; user-driven; focused toward a … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

Freaks and Greeks

September 2015

WE JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH. For centuries we’ve compulsively revisited the Ancient Greek myth of Antigone. Nearly every year there seem to be new adaptations, translations, scholarly articles, and various other projects taking up the earliest… READ ON

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Cameron

Jeffrey Deitch

September 2015

Cameron never wanted another gallery show. After Wallace Berman was arrested in 1957 at the Ferus Gallery for showing an “obscene” reproduction of her Untitled (Peyote Vision), 1955—an ink drawing of a fantastical couple copulating—Cameron… READ ON

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Thomas Lawson

Thomas Lawson talks about his show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York

September 2015

Disconnected, Disastrous, Displacement, Disillusionment—many of the titles of Thomas Lawson’s new paintings begin with the prefix dis-. Together, they denote a realm of negation, reversal, removal, and intensification, pulling imagery … READ ON

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Sickness and Health

July 2015

FOR THREE DAYS IN LATE JUNE, Eiko Otake emerged on Fulton and Broadway. She looked wan and frail: Her face, arms, hands, and feet were painted chalk-white, a yellow kimono clung loosely to her thin frame. She seemed dressed up in disease, … READ ON

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Bruce Conner

Paula Cooper Gallery | 521 West 21st Street

June 2015

Well known for faking his death at least a few times before he died in 2008, Bruce Conner was forty-five when he took on a project to shoot at the nascent San Francisco punk club Mabuhay Gardens for one year. The resultant series of “27 … READ ON

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Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono speaks about her exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

May 2015

In December 1971, Yoko Ono famously announced that she was to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The supposed exhibition was, in fact, a conceptual artwork, executed without the participation of the museum itself.… READ ON

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Joan Jonas

Joan Jonas discusses her life, art, and work for the US pavilion

April 2015

Born in New York in 1936, Joan Jonas is a pioneer of video and performance art, known for her continuous and seamless merging of cutting-edge technology with historic, ancient, and often ineffable source material. Her latest work, They Come… READ ON

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