Murtaza Vali

Haleh Redjaian

January 2016

Like the work of her elders Nasreen Mohamedi and Zarina, Berlin-based Haleh Redjaian’s austere but playful abstractions exemplify an alternative Minimalist practice, one that simultaneously engages and troubles the grid, not wholly dismissing… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

Ashish Avikunthak

November 2015

Set in a location with few distinguishing qualities, in lieu vague, Samuel Beckett’s spare, minimal Waiting for Godot (1953) is in many ways an ideal transcultural text, easily adaptable to different geographical, cultural, and linguistic… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2015 [TOC]

Ana Santos

The Goma

October 2015

The five untitled sculptural objects in Ana Santos’s impressive sophomore solo exhibition, appropriately titled “Stanza,” each serve as a discrete unit with its own internal rhythm that also resonates with the larger whole. Santos works… READ ON

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Françoise Grossen

Blum & Poe | New York

August 2015

Dismissed as craft for decades, fiber as a sculptural medium is finally getting its much deserved due. The recent rediscovery of its many forgotten pioneers continues with this modest but must-see survey of work by the seventy-two-year-old … READ ON

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Mrinalini Mukherjee

June 2015

MRINALINI MUKHERJEE’S fiber sculptures are efflorescent in both form and technique, gradually blossoming into their final shapes, some standing more than seven feet tall. And her palette—a spectrum of deep greens, yellows, reds, blues, … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

Hank Willis Thomas

Jack Shainman Gallery | 513 West 20th Street, Jack Shainman Gallery | 524 West 24th Street

May 2015

Hank Willis Thomas’s latest exhibition presents a century’s worth—one per year since 1915— of magazine advertisements featuring white women. Each have been enlarged to poster size and all traces of branding have been erased, making … READ ON

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the Kochi-Muziris Biennale

March 2015

ALTHOUGH IT IS ONLY in its second edition, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale seems replete with history, owing to its two storied sites: Kochi, an extant port on the Arabian Sea with a long history of global trade and multicultural exchange; and … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

La Biennale de Montréal

February 2015

The week before “L’avenir (looking forward),” the latest edition of the Biennale de Montréal, opened, a group of experts met at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt to debate whether the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch marked by… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]

Babak Golkar

January 2015

Each work in “The Return Project” was realized through an identical series of actions. Vancouver-based artist Babak Golkar begins by purchasing a cheap, usually decorative object from a local big-box store. After taking a life-size … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

Zarina

Luhring Augustine | 531 West 24th Street

November 2014

Throughout art history, the technique of collage has commonly been used to create juxtapositions that highlight disjuncture and difference. Zarina’s latest exhibition, “Descending Darkness,” is a tour de force demonstration of how … READ ON

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