Morgan Falconer

Bozidar Brazda

November 2007

A monitor shows the artist plucking the strings of a bass guitar in Bozidar Brazda’s video installation Line Jerk Off (all works 2007). The artist’s use of a fish-eye lens makes it seem as if one is miles away, for a dark frame encircles… READ ON

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“Circa 70: Lynda Benglis and Louise Bourgeois”

July 2007

Even though Lynda Benglis and Louise Bourgeois both lived in New York in the years around 1970, it is notable that two artists of different generations and nationalities should, at the time, have been making work so alike. Both were oppressed… READ ON

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“Killing Time”

July 2007

It’s difficult to suggest curatorial distinction and narrative development when you’re organizing an exhibition for Exit Art’s capacious, hangarlike space. The problem is exacerbated when you work with over eighty very different artists.… READ ON

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Don Van Vliet

July 2007

Although Don Van Vliet is better known as Captain Beefheart, his first passion was sculpture; it wasn’t until the early ’60s that he devoted himself to the avant-garde blues and rock music associated with his more ludic moniker. In the … READ ON

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Kaz Oshiro

June 2007

A Fender “Solid State” amplifier appears to sit among four sculptures in this small New York solo debut by the Los Angeles–based artist Kaz Oshiro. Look behind it, however, and you’ll realize you’ve been deceived: It’s nothing … READ ON

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Publish or Perish

“Publish and Be Damned”

August 2006 LONDON

Why is it that when over sixty “art self-publishers”—outlandish radicals, fringe commentators, and makers of oddball multiples—get together, the atmosphere is still that of an English country fete? Maybe Britain’s revolutionaries are… READ ON

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Toast Masters

The party for this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

July 2006 LONDON

A perennial problem besetting architecture: One man’s innovative construction is another’s massive toaster. As the crowds gathered at the Serpentine Gallery Thursday night to celebrate the opening of the new temporary pavilion, this year… READ ON

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