By Jennie Waldow
MAY 2020 | Art Books
The new book collects the illustrated features dedicated to the Museum of Modern Arts archive and combines them with six freshly commissioned artists projects, a foreword by journal editor Tod Lippy, and an introduction by MoMA chief of archives Michelle Elligott. The documents reproduced testify to the erasures, misfires, pivots, and gambles, ingrained in the museums history, but kept locked away in its archive.
By Lyle Rexer
DEC 19-JAN 20 | ArtSeen
It was upsetting and exhilarating in equal measure to see a selection of those paintings extracted from the detritus of Kelleys sprawling artistic career and made to stand for something important in the cold confines of Hauser & Wirth. Separated from the stuffed animals, videos, sculptures, and architectural models that crowded MoMA PS1 a few years ago, Kelleys paintings become an uncomfortable retrospective, inevitably shadowed by the artists suicide in 2012.