Lauren O’Neill-Butler

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]


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


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


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


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


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


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


Simon Dybbroe Møller

Simon Dybbroe Møller discusses his latest work for shows in New York and Milan

April 2015

Simon Dybbroe Møller is an artist currently based in New York whose work often takes up what he calls “the weighty architecture of the predigital” and, as he also notes below, “what we used to call nature.” His solo show at New … READ ON


Francesco Vezzoli

April 2015

Francesco Vezzoli is an ambitious artist, to be sure. A case in point is the fraught history of his recent exhibition at MoMA PS1: In 2013, the Milan-based artist sought to purchase the ruins of a nineteenth-century southern Italian church,… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2015 [TOC]

Anicka Yi

The Kitchen

March 2015

What do women smell like? In her latest solo exhibition, Anicka Yi pushes at the limits of our episteme and provides a whiff. It’s not ready to wear; in fact, it reeks. One hundred women—primarily artists, curators, and critics (full … READ ON