Sarah Nicole Prickett

“Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”

May 2016

Curated by Andrew Bolton Any great dress is wearable technology. It’s the product of technology, insofar as clothes that deserve to be expensive are manifestations of craft, art, and workmanship—of technē, as the Greeks denoted … READ ON

PREVIEWS

Whatever Works

The opening of Alex Da Corte’s “Free Roses”at MASS MoCA

April 2016 NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS

MORE NIGHTS THAN NOT THIS PAST WINTER, Amanda Bates, a bartender at Public in North Adams, Massachusetts, would see her favorite new customer, Alex Da Corte. He would walk in from the museum across the street, where he and his two assistants… READ ON

DIARY

Sojourner Truth Parsons

Tomorrow

April 2016

Strawberry-flavored Dippin’ Dots, Sobranie Slims, Himalayan salt lamps, the ombré hem of Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress, the drunk tank at Santa Clara County, carnations on Mother’s Day, orchids, a love stone, Cam’ron in mink, Sissy … READ ON

PICKS

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Hauser & Wirth | Chelsea

March 2016

Berlinde De Bruyckere is an artist whose work has made me cry in public. It’s remarkable when art makes you cry, unlike when you cry at a movie or listening to music, since hot tears are fine in the dark, yet unerotic and, at best, often … READ ON

PICKS

Sarah Nicole Prickett

December 2015

AS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE gets bodied, the question on everybody’s tech vertical this year is: Should humans and robots have sex? The answer would seem to be no—obviously not. Thousands of years of earth’s history suggest that unless … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]

Sue de Beer

BOESKY EAST

September 2015

A major pleasure of reading is the stream of images that comes bidden into one’s head over the course of a book, produced by the exchange of one’s memory and the author’s imagination and occasionally syncing with, but always illuminating,… READ ON

PICKS

Search Party

Sarah Nicole Prickett and Kaitlin Phillips at Agathe Snow’s Stamina

August 2015 NEW YORK

AT 6:37 AM on the taxi’s clock a week ago today, we went uptown to catch an off-hour of Agathe Snow’s Stamina. A twenty-four-hour video of a twenty-four-hour party in 2005, Stamina was being screened at another twenty-four-hour party, … READ ON

DIARY

Andrea Crespo

Hester

August 2015

In Andrea Crespo’s company, more than two is far from a crowd. The artist’s second solo show their first in New York is themed by “multiple systems”—the state of being one or two or six in a single body—but it’s less an expedition… READ ON

PICKS

Cheers (Drink To That)

Sarah Nicole Prickett on Mia Hansen-LÝve’s Eden

June 2015

IN MIA HANSEN-LØVE’S EDEN (2014), a story based on her brother Sven’s life as a DJ, communication often gets lost in “the mix of machines and voices” that, as another DJ says early on, make garage and house music special. The year … READ ON

FILM

Mary Corse

Lehmann Maupin | Chelsea

June 2015

For the astrophile, it is a source of perpetual frustration that the moon looks like shit on an iPhone. For the moon, it is a source of power. The whitish stripes in Mary Corse’s minimal paintings, twelve of which comprise her second show… READ ON

PICKS