Michelle Kuo

LIGHT REPAIRS: A ROUNDTABLE ON THE RESTORATION OF MARK ROTHKO’S HARVARD MURALS

June 2015

WHEN IS A PAINTING not a painting anymore?  In 1962, Mark Rothko created the Harvard Murals, a set of six monumental paintings, five of which were displayed in the penthouse dining room of the university’s Holyoke Center, a windowed perch… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

“Trevor Paglen: The Octopus”

May 2015

Curated by Franziska Nori “What you see is what you see,” Frank Stella famously pronounced, but nothing could be further from the truth for Trevor Paglen, for whom what is seen is just the beginning. The New York-based artist’s lush,… READ ON

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PORTFOLIO

Anicka Yi

March 2015

SOMETHING SMELLED OFF IN THE GALLERY. Something ruined, or bad. The distinctive, slightly sickening odor turned out to be emanating from a plain cardboard box: Inside were stacks of clear plastic petri dishes, each flush with its own living,… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Vaporware

EDITOR'S LETTER:

December 2014

THIS WAS A YEAR OF TOO MUCH INFORMATION, and too little. We were inundated by news of deadly viruses, for instance—but it was the gap in communication, in safety protocols, in knowledge, that spread panic. What inspires fear reveals weakness.… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Fujiko Nakaya at the Glass House

ON SITE

November 2014

Fujiko Nakaya changed the weather. In 1970, the Japanese artist produced a stunning fog that swelled and occluded a pavilion at the world’s fair in Osaka, Japan. The Pepsi Pavilion, dubbed after its corporate sponsor, was created by the … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

“Zero: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s”

September 2014

Curated by Valerie Hillings Promoting a vision somewhere between glory and horror, the postwar German group Zero has long puzzled me. Was their self-proclaimed desire to create a tabula rasa—to wipe the slate clean for the world—part of … READ ON

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“Panamarenko Universe”

September 2014

Curated by Hans Willemse with Panamarenko Buckminster Fuller made civil engineering utopian, but Panamarenko made it weird. In the 1960s, the Belgian artist turned from proto-Conceptual assemblages to a design problem that would consume the… READ ON

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“Art or Sound”

May 2014

Curated by Germano Celant To hear sound is to be unmoored, to let go. Unlike seeing, hearing occurs from all directions simultaneously, however uneven or sporadic the din. “Art or Sound” gathers all those things that have embraced such… READ ON

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“Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950”

September 2013

Curated by Kerry Brougher and Russell Ferguson Not just a whimper but a bang: Postwar art overturned T. S. Eliot’s prediction of the way the world would end, producing visions of both spectacle and negation, euphoric flash and nihilistic… READ ON

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1000 WORDS: ANTONIO BLAIR, MARIE KARLBERG, AND STEWART UOO

June 2013

THERE’S NO SAFETY IN NUMBERS, REALLY—and maybe that’s why the fluid, frequent collaborations between Antonio Blair, Marie Karlberg, and Stewart Uoo seem hazardous, or at least fraught. Irreducible to any one individual practice but never… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2013 [TOC]