Archive for the ‘Art Blog’ Category

  • Weekly Roundup

    Judy Pfaff. Belle Starr/Blue Duck, 2014. Paper, pigmented expanded foam, acrylic, resin, honeycomb; 118 x 132 x 24 inches. Courtesy Pavel Zoubok Gallery. Judy Pfaff has three shows in New York, LaToya Ruby Frazier talks about her new book, Carrie Mae Weems heads to Carnegie Hall, and more in this week’s roundup. Judy Pfaff has three exhibitions in [...]


    The Columbia-born, France-based contemporary artist Ivan Argote works in a range of media that includes painting, photography, sculpture, and video. Little wonder I’d be partial to this recent poetic installation, “Excerpt: Tell me Lies”—which may look like a serendipitously fractured urban wall, but is, in fact, a carefully composed hybrid of architecture and text, realized in concrete, paint, polyurethane, and steel.

  • Cacophony as Interruption?

    Scaffold Room installation with Okwui Okpokwasili and Ralph Lemon. Burnet Gallery at the Walker Art Center, September 2014. Photo: Gene Pittman In presenting the actual Black female body, or images of it, do we also necessarily present all of its multiple, sometimes contradictory and competing cultural narratives? How do the tropes of the Jezebel, the [...]

  • Corruptible

    “Corruptible” by Stephanie Barber [see the SlideDeck]  

  • The Walker Curates the News: 10.27.14

    Hans Haacke. The Business Behind Art Knows the Art of the Koch Brothers, (detail), 2014 Finally embraced by museums that long considered him a pariah for his critiques of institutional power, Hans Haacke’s critical eye remains unchanged: his new exhibition at Paula Cooper includes a new work about the Met’s acceptance of donations from David H. [...]

  • Premiering Tonight on PBS: Season 7 of ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

    ART21 returns to PBS tonight with a new season of the Peabody Award-winning series, ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, airing on four consecutive Fridays at 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). Season 7 features twelve artists across four episodes. The season premiere episode, Investigation, features artists Thomas Hirschhorn, Graciela Iturbide, and Leonardo Drew. Episodes [...]


    So much for design having the power to change the world—for the greater good. Turns out Marc Newson, Australian design god of benign accessories like the Dish Doctor dish rack and the Stavros Bottle Opener—and Apple’s most decorated recent hire—has a few more lethal things in his arsenal of talent. Rumor has it that Newson is about to show [...]

  • Weekly Roundup

    Abraham Cruzvillegas. Autoconstruccion Room, 2009. Installation view: Thomas Dane Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2009. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. © Abraham Cruzvillegas Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses architectural influences, David Brooks and Mark Dion argue species virtuosity, and more in this week’s roundup. Abraham Cruzvillegas will speak at The New School (New York, NY) tomorrow as part of the [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 10.20.14

    Steve McQueen. Photo: Gene Pittman, Walker Art Center “My only commitment—my only doctrine—is to not let the dust settle,” says director/artist Steve McQueen, a sentiment that’s reinforced by his new video and sculptural works, which address racism and the pervasiveness of violence, partially in response to recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. Like Solomon Northup of 12 [...]

  • In Memoriam: Susan Sollins, ART21 Founder & Executive Director

    Susan Sollins, ART21 Founder & Executive Director The board, staff, and community of ART21 mourn the death of ART21’s founder and executive director, Susan Sollins—who passed away on Monday, October 13—and commemorate her groundbreaking achievements. Susan was a visionary creative force and tireless advocate for contemporary art and artists. Resolute in her belief in the [...]


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