An Imperfect Mesostic for Jackson Mac Low
Jackson Mac Low died in December, a central figure in the international art community. He worked tirelessly inventing new forms and procedures and invited others to do likewise, invigorating our culture for his whole long life.
Alison Knowles is one of the original members of Fluxus. She has worked continually since then as a visual artist, doing sound works for radio, performances and installations. She has authored a number of books and articles. As poet and writer, she continues to expand the spirit of Fluxus in her recent work.
9. November and December, 1955, ParisBy Raphael Rubinstein
JUNE 2022 | The Miraculous
A German composer, who was deported from the United States seven years earlier for being, as one right-wing politician put it, the Karl Marx of music, is hired by a French director to score a documentary film about the Holocaust. From Paris, he writes home to his wife in East Berlin: The film is grandiose, horrible, showing monstrous crimes...regrettably, the film people here are putting me under pressure to finish the whole thing in ten days even though the film is barely finished.
Cecily Brown: Death and the MaidBy Phyllis Tuchman
MAY 2023 | ArtSeen
Cecily Brown: Death and the Maid, an atypical mid-career survey, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through December 3, 2023, comprises 21 paintings, 18 works on paper, 5 sketchbooks, and 3 monotypes made between 1997 and 2022 that treat just two themes: death and a maiden.
Sascha Braunig: Lay FigureBy Osman Can Yerebakan
APRIL 2022 | ArtSeen
In the combat between weightlessness and force, the winner is left ambiguous: are the hands guardians of affably soft columns or do they clutch the helpless anchors to destroy? Searching for an answer is futile, and settling for humor is suggested.
John Tursi: New WorksBy Andrew Paul Woolbright
APRIL 2023 | ArtSeen
In John Tursi's New Works at Ricco/Maresca, the artist cultivates a sense of movement and psychedelic animation through dense repetition. Simple shapes are plaited into larger patterns that Tursi combines into machinic bodies. Each figure evokes pulsating Broadyway Boogie-Woogies of movement, that systematize the body into reeling conveyor belts of synapse.