Lillian Davies

Simone Fattal

June 2015

Simone Fattal abandoned Beirut in 1980, when Lebanon was mired in civil war. Leaving her home, her studio, and her painting practice behind, and settling in Sausalito, California, the Syrian–born artist enrolled in a sculpture course. One… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

Valentin Carron

May 2015

A direct translation of the title of Valentin Carron’s exhibition “L’Autoroute du soleil à minuit” yields “Highway of the Sun at Midnight.” The romantic-sounding phrase evokes a real highway, the 591-mile-long toll road from … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Niki de Saint Phalle

February 2015

Three bright and victorious Nana sculptures—Baigneuse (Bathing Beauty), 1967–68; Nana boule (maillot blanc avec polka dots) (Ball Nana [White Suit with Polka Dots]), ca. 1966–68; and Nana fountaine type (Typical Fountain Nana), ca. … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]

Laure Prouvost

December 2014

Smeared with mud, Laure Prouvost’s letter of invitation for her exhibition “This is the visit” announced a tea party and an evening of “fond- razing” for her Grand Dad, described elsewhere as “a very close friend of Kurt Schwitters”… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Lee Ufan

November 2014

This summer, for the annual exhibition of contemporary art in Louis XIV’s gilded Château de Versailles and the surrounding formal gardens of André Le Nôtre, South Korean artist Lee Ufan installed a group of ten new sculptures from his … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Enrique Ramírez

September 2014

For his first solo exhibition in France, “Cartografías para navegantes de tierra” (Cartographies for Navigators of the Earth), Enrique Ramírez, a Chilean artist based in Santiago and Paris, presented work that navigates the vast distances… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]

Julien Crépieux

June 2014

A choreographed lightness radiated from Julien Crépieux’s “Corpusculum Flotans.” The exhibition title, suggesting small, floating bodies, shares that of a 2005 video work by the artist—a short meditation on passing clouds that is also… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2014 [TOC]

Sophie Calle

February 2014

“What do you see?” To staff and visitors of Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where more than a dozen objects and works of art were stolen in March 1990, Sophie Calle recently posed this simple question. Gardner’s will stipulates… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Joëlle de La Casinière

October 2013

For Joëlle de La Casinière’s first exhibition in the French capital since the early 1980s, thirty-five “tablotins”—the nomadic artist’s term for her small-scale image-and-text-infused single-sheet collages that make up the pages … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2013 [TOC]

Bayrol Jimenez

June 2012

In early 2012, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris opened “Resisting the Present: Mexico 2000/2012,” an unexpected selection of work by young Mexican artists that narrowly, although knowingly and playfully, skirted clichéd … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2012 [TOC]