Mara Hoberman

Peter Shire

New Galerie

February 2016

Peter Shire’s current show is the result of long-distance conversations between French curator Julie Boukobza and the Los Angeles–born and –based artist. Via email and Skype, together they selected drawings and small three-dimensional… READ ON

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“Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno”

February 2016

Living up to its impassioned title, “Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno” was an adulation of the American counterculture icon as a poet, artist, friend, lover, activist, archivist, muse, and inspiration. Conceived by his longtime partner,… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

January 2016

In 1977, a twelve-year-old Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster visited Marcel Duchamp’s exhibition at the newly opened Centre Pompidou. Evoking this seminal experience at the threshold to her own Pompidou survey thirty-eight years later, … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

Julien Prévieux

Julien Prévieux on his solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou

December 2015

Julien Prévieux, winner of the 2014 Marcel Duchamp prize, here discusses his current solo exhibition at Espace 315 at the Centre Pompidou in the context of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Focusing on a particular body of work included… READ ON

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the 13th Biennale de Lyon

December 2015

IN HIS CATALOGUE ESSAY for “La vie moderne,” the thirteenth edition of the Biennale de Lyon, curator Ralph Rugoff points out one of modernism’s most enduring paradoxes: If the desire for rupture is, as he puts it, “the modernist … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]

Bettina Samson

December 2015

Facing off from opposite ends of the gallery, two small wall-mounted sculptures in Bettina Samson’s recent show bookended a wide spectrum of three-dimensional works. At the entrance was the cratered, amorphous, and mottled More Honour’d… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]

Jim Dine

October 2015

At eighty, Jim Dine still has a few tricks up his sleeve. Five recent sculptures featuring the artist’s toolbox staples—hammers, wrenches, pliers, hooks, saws, C-clamps, and so on—include a material he has rarely worked with before: glass.… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

Florian and Michael Quistrebert

September 2015

In dialogue with a long history of painters’ attempts to represent light and harness its dematerializing effects—from Vermeer to Monet to Rothko—the latest works by Florian and Michael Quistrebert sparkle and shine, thanks to the iridescent… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]

Meschac Gaba

Musée de l'histoire de l'immigration

July 2015

Born in Benin and based in the Netherlands, Meschac Gaba made his first wigs following a residency in New York City. Stimulated by Manhattan’s skyline and hair-braiding salons, Gaba’s series of “Architecture Tresses,” 2005–2006, … READ ON

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Philippe Parreno

Philippe Parreno discusses his installation at the Park Avenue Armory

June 2015

Paris-based artist Philippe Parreno’s installation H{N)YPN(Y}OSIS, 2015, is a fluid and infinitely variable composition of audio and visual elements that the artist can individually manipulate using an iPad. Parreno will be on site for the… READ ON

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