Sarah Lookofsky

Rosemarie Trockel

New Museum

December 2012

Rosemarie Trockel’s retrospective at the New Museum gives the German artist, celebrated in Europe but less known in the US, the thorough showcase she deserves. It is also a beautifully installed exhibition that finally and properly understands… READ ON

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Thomas Kilpper

Kunsthal Charlottenborg

July 2012

During the so-called cartoon crisis in 2005, the then Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen characterized the publishing and support of the caricatures of the prophet Mohammed as exemplary of Denmark’s signature defense of free speech.… READ ON

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Mary Ellen Carroll

Third Streaming

March 2012

It is unclear what constitutes the public sphere in the United States—and even more so in Los Angeles. Apparently engaged in investigating this question, Mary Ellen Carroll’s current solo show presents Kruder and Dorfmeister, 1999–2000,… READ ON

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Mary Kelly

Postmasters

March 2012

Mary Kelly’s seminal works operate as much as intellectual inquiries as material exercises, consistently probing the liminal bond between the subjective and the collective. Over the past decade, she has assembled large framed works composed… READ ON

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Sanja Iveković

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

February 2012

“Is this crumpled cockamamie on the floor supposed to be art?” Sneeringly uttered by a woman at Sanja Iveković’s retrospective, these words could not be more pertinent. The cockamamie is in fact the Convention on the Elimination of … READ ON

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Peter Fend

Essex Street

February 2012

The question of whether art is capable of changing the world continues to spark polarizing debate. Common arguments against art’s capacity for such change usually do not make explicit the underlying directives of such pronouncements. If … READ ON

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James Nares

Paul Kasmin Gallery

January 2012

Manhattan is an odd tabula rasa. In the press release for his latest exhibition, James Nares is quoted as saying that Lower Manhattan “nurtured the talent of a generation inspired by its vast emptiness.” While his statement of course … READ ON

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Trisha Brown

Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

January 2012

Imagine Jackson Pollock’s toe prints in the midst of one of his most epic drippings. Viewing Trisha Brown’s works on paper instantly brought this image to my mind. Such a thought is not intended to suggest that every female artist needs… READ ON

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Andrea Bowers

December 2011

The content and forms of the women’s movement make up the stuff of Andrea Bowers’s latest exhibition. But it is form that overwhelms as one enters the gallery. Bowers has compiled a book consisting of materials collected from the past … READ ON

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Ann Lislegaard

November 2011

What is the ontology of science fiction? This seems to be at least one of the questions posed in Ann Lislegaard’s latest body of work. In one room, a computer-animated foxlike being with rolling eyeballs and a floppy tongue chatters in a … READ ON

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