Kanak, LArt est une ParoleBy Hearne Pardee
Kanak, lArt est une Parole, which has been on view in the museums Jardin Gallery since October, extends a long-standing dialogue with New Caledoniaa French island territory with a rich Melanesian heritage, where the drama of colonialism is still unfolding.
MICHAEL ZANSKY: A Vacation on Mars with GodBy Ann McCoy
Ann McCoy discusses Michael Zansky's show, A Vacation on Mars with God, on display at Stux Gallery.
Times NarrowBy Tom McGlynn
William Kentridges The Refusal of Time, which debuted in dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012, is a multi-channel video and sculpture installation that, at first, seems an evolution of the artists ability to craft complicated allegories of the struggle between the personal and the political.
JASON DODGE We are the meetingBy Michael Pepi
Jason Dodge, an American artist living in Berlin, works in a conceptualist style with a narrative twist (some call it poetic) that has worn well throughout the biennial circuit.
PAUL KLEE AND THE NAKED PERHAPS: Making VisibleBy Alana Shilling-Janoff
The fretful, glaucous coils resolve themselves into form against an otherworldly charcoal-colored background, a gouache mist. The unearthly quality of the scene finds a formal counterpart in the composition, as the indeterminacy of streaming lines suggests figures; one defies the viewer with its vulpine gaze.
MICHAEL FULLERTON Meaning, Inc.By Alexander Shulan
On New Years 2011, Kim Dotcom, the online entrepreneur, hacker, and Internet pirate, sat in his private helicopter watching a half million dollar firework display that he gave to New Zealand as a thank-you for granting him citizenship.
A Womanhouse or a Roaming House? A Room of Ones Own TodayBy Anne Sherwood Pundyk
A.I.R. Gallery in Dumbo kicked off 2014 with a large women-only group exhibition, curated by celebrated feminist artist and writer Mira Schor.
Letter from BERLINBy Terry R. Myers
Ive written about exhibitions by two of these artists before. With Ruff, I remain captivated by what I called the swaying of his rigorous production, functioning as focus instead of distraction; with Tillmans its still about how he consistently reminds me to never take anything for granted.
WOONG KIMBy Kara L. Rooney
The works of Korean painter Woong Kim are fraught with ambiguity: nebulous references to the representational world encrypted by the language of hardcoded abstraction.
ROBERT WILSON Living RoomsBy William Corwin
Robert Wilson has taken up temporary residence at the Louvre, and there he has created a “bedroom of state” that rivals any one of the Louis’s.
Suddenly, There: Discovery of the Find
By Taney Roniger
Curated by Eileen Jeng and Tamas Veszi
In order to invent, one must think aside. This observation, made by the French philosopher Etienne Souriau, might have served as the inspiration for this refreshingly exploratory group show.
SUSANNA COFFEY ElementalBy Hearne Pardee
The sort of self-examination Susanna Coffey has practiced over the past three decades is far from the passive self-absorption often criticized in contemporary media.
SAUL FLETCHERBy Jonathan Goodman
Saul Fletcher’s striking black-and-white photographs were taken last year in his studio in Berlin, where he has recently moved.
WILLIAM KINGBy Joyce Beckenstein
Quite a cast of characters are chatting things up at Algus Greenspon Gallery.
Michelangelo Pistoletto The Minus Objects 1965-1966By Nicola Ricciardi
None of the Minus Objects look anything alike; they seem to add up to a group exhibition rather than a solo show. Of course, this was Pistolettos aim, to break the dogma of the uniformity of individual artistic style.
PTV3 (Psychic TV) at Brooklyn Night BazaarBy Simon Critchley and Vanessa Sinclair
Legendary outfit Psychic TV, known in its current incarnation as PTV3, played two free shows to overflowing crowds at Brooklyn Night Bazaar during the final weekend of 2013.