Tag Archives: Exhibitions

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | “Rethink/LA” Exhibition Envisions Future Transformation

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | “Rethink/LA” Exhibition Envisions Future Transformation

  Los Angeles has a reputation for not only its excess, sprawl, and exploding population, but also for its unruly, anarchic and highly changeable landscape.  Rethink/LA: Perspectives on a Future …

Bongoût!

Bongoût!

Thinking about my no. 2 resolution in learning to love art more, this week I turned to spaces that are not exclusively about “art,” but rather about the fused, sometimes …

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Lynda Benglis, The Anti-Kitchen Artist

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Lynda Benglis, The Anti-Kitchen Artist

Once, when artists Liam Gillick and Sarah Morris had legendary minimalist Carl Andre over for dinner, Andre drank a bit much and let his tongue loose. To Morris, he said, …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Three Ways of Seeing

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Three Ways of Seeing

Nancy Grossman, “T.Y.V.L.”, 1970 Image: PS1.org On a recent trip to PS1, I had the unique opportunity to compare a few different approaches to visiting (and hopefully, seeing) exhibitions. Back …

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada | Healthy Mind/Healthy Body? Berlinde De Bruyckere at Montreal’s DHC

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada | Healthy Mind/Healthy Body? Berlinde De Bruyckere at Montreal’s DHC

Before the analysis comes rushing in like an insuppressible wave, I am struck with the straight-up “thingness” of Flemish artist, Berlinde De Bruyckere’s corporeal sculptures at gallery DHC in Montreal. …

Amir Baradaran. "FutARism Performance," 2011.

The Artist is Prescient: Relational Aesthetics and Augmented Reality

The Artist is Prescient: Relational Aesthetics and Augmented Reality

This entry takes up where I left off last December, when I documented my encounter with electronics artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer who lectured at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta) about …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Fruits of Summer

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Fruits of Summer

Summer offers fantastic opportunities for educators of all kinds to catch interesting group shows and special exhibitions that are happening before we start up the engines again in the fall. …

Creative Rebuild: Theaster Gates in Hyde Park, St. Louis

Creative Rebuild: Theaster Gates in Hyde Park, St. Louis

Artist Theaster Gates likes systems. And what he likes more than a system itself is knowing how to leverage it. Though formally trained in handling clay, Gates also uses the …

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Siemon Allen

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Siemon Allen

Siemon Allen is a South African artist who currently lives and works in the United States. He received his MFA from Natal Technikon (now Durban Institute of Technology) and was …

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Curators Gone Viral: “Chain Letter” at Shoshana Wayne

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Curators Gone Viral: “Chain Letter” at Shoshana Wayne

Did you receive any unusual email forwards this month?  Unrelated to funny cats?  Initially sent out by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey, a chain letter has been circulating among artists …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | South African Photography and the Lingering Political Anxieties of Identity

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | South African Photography and the Lingering Political Anxieties of Identity

Last month, I had the privilege and pleasure of attending a symposium that served roughly as a capstone to one of my graduate courses. The symposium was coordinated in conjunction …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Kate Hartman Talks to Herself … and the Art21 Blog

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Kate Hartman Talks to Herself … and the Art21 Blog

One recurring conversation in art school is the difference between art and design. Nowadays technology has also been thrown into the fray. Artist and educator Kate Hartman has the pleasure …

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Making Work: A Continued Discussion with Jeff Jamieson

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Making Work: A Continued Discussion with Jeff Jamieson

Artist Jeff Jamieson talks with IMA Conservator Richard McCoy about working with Robert Irwin and other artists.

Letter from London

Letter from London | World on a String

Letter from London

Letter from London | World on a String

Language draws an imaginary line around objects. That demarcation follows through in all the lines in our lives: the Morse code of a Risk board’s borders, anticipatory lines dragged across …

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Since When Is Red a Conservative Color?

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Since When Is Red a Conservative Color?

At a meeting on Tuesday, July 12, officials in California’s Riverside County decided seceding from the rest of the state might not be such a good idea after all. The …

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Based in Berlin: Best of

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin | Based in Berlin: Best of

I’ve been thinking about Based In Berlin for weeks.  And while it’s been difficult to keep my pretentious guffaws in check, I have recognized that the show tackles the formidable …

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Fielding Practice Podcast #6: MCA Shifts Gears; Ikea Hacking as Art; and Ai Wei Wei

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Fielding Practice Podcast #6: MCA Shifts Gears; Ikea Hacking as Art; and Ai Wei Wei

This month’s episode of Fielding Practice, a special podcast produced by Bad at Sports exclusively for the Art21 blog, is action-packed and filled with discussion of the latest art happenings …

Letter from London

Letter from London | Classic Rock

Letter from London

Letter from London | Classic Rock

The pairing of Cy Twombly and Nicolas Poussin in the current exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery reveals an embarrassment of shared interests that make it surprising they hadn’t been …

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | The Possibilities of Paper Pulp

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | The Possibilities of Paper Pulp

For this month’s edition of Ink, guest writer Nicole Simpson fills in for regular columnist Sarah Kirk Hanley. — Ed. During these hot days of summer, visions of ice cream, …

On View Now

On View Now | An East Wind Swirls in Chelsea, Lately.

On View Now

On View Now | An East Wind Swirls in Chelsea, Lately.

In his recent show at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Chelsea, Ashley Bickerton, a founding member of the 1980s “Neo-Geo” movement alongside Jeff Koons and Peter Halley, continued his exploration of …

The Lexicon of Alisha Kerlin

The Lexicon of Alisha Kerlin

I’ve held my own definition of literacy for some time now: that becoming increasingly literate is essentially seeing the world with increasing nuance.  Greater literacy means grasping the many shades …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching About Poverty and Homelessness

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching About Poverty and Homelessness

This past Saturday, New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow wrote an op-ed piece called Them That’s Not Shall Lose which highlighted, as James Baldwin put it, how expensive it …

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field: Talking with File Type curators Chaz Evans and Lorelei Stewart

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field: Talking with File Type curators Chaz Evans and Lorelei Stewart

When I initially saw the promotional poster for File Type, currently on view at University of Illinois at Chicago’s Gallery 400, I was immediately intrigued by the curatorial premise posed …

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Revealing “Unfinished Paintings”

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Revealing “Unfinished Paintings”

The nature of painting – its objecthood, its permanence — demands a level of resolution and wholeness to which other more ephemeral art practices need not always answer.  Hence the …

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | Surrey Art Gallery’s “Dwellings”

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | Surrey Art Gallery’s “Dwellings”

As part of the exhibition Dwellings at the Surrey Art Gallery, Sitely Premises is a group show of works by artists who have examined the exterior of Lower Mainland residential …

Barbara Kruger, The Globe Shrinks, 2010, video installation. Installation Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com, Courtesy L&M Gallery.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Barbara Kruger, Shafted and Shining

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Barbara Kruger, Shafted and Shining

In 2008, when Eli Broad opened his big, brazen inaugural BCAM show on the Los Angeles County Museum’s Campus, Barbara Kruger (Season 1) was shafted, stuck accenting an elevator while …

VeniceЯUs

VeniceЯUs

Walking into the Venice Biennale is like traversing into an art-induced headlock set in a labyrinthian wonderland. Slather on enough Vaperetto excursions and optical trickery, and you’ve got a fabricated …

Letter from London

Letter from London | The Look of Love

Letter from London

Letter from London | The Look of Love

For one week only, this Letter from London is from New York — B.S. Tony Tasset’s Judy, currently on show at the Leo Koenig Projekte Space in Chelsea, New York, …

On View Now

On View Now | From Ritual to Romance: The Photography of Maxwell Snow

On View Now

On View Now | From Ritual to Romance: The Photography of Maxwell Snow

In Black Magic at Serieuze Zaken Studioos in Amsterdam, New York-based photographer Max Snow continues to pursue themes that have become the central preoccupations of his photography: beauty, fantasy, mortality.  …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | So Long Grad School!

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | So Long Grad School!

Over the last four weeks, I daydreamed about my final post for my contribution to Art21 Blog’s Open Enrollment column.  Since January, my final semester at San Francisco Art Institute …

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Nicole Eisenman and Wynne Greenwood

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Nicole Eisenman and Wynne Greenwood

Digging through Nicole Eisenman’s current show at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, one begins to understand why it’s so perfect that the artist presents us with 77 different titles for …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Glenn Ligon, Ai Weiwei and The Art Cops

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Glenn Ligon, Ai Weiwei and The Art Cops

Three things this week… Maika Pollack recently wrote a wonderful review in The New York Observer about the current Glenn Ligon show at the Whitney Museum. As I visited the …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Under the Influence

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Under the Influence

Now if anyone happened to dial up the title of this post hoping to see me (or anyone, for that matter) reach down deep and start talking about making art …

The Friends and Family Plan: Sol LeWitt and Eva Hesse

The Friends and Family Plan: Sol LeWitt and Eva Hesse

This post is about a show that’s up at Craig F. Starr Gallery until May 27—a collection of artworks by Sol LeWitt and Eva Hesse. This isn’t a review because …

Letter from London

Letter from London | Pyramid Scheme

Letter from London

Letter from London | Pyramid Scheme

A camera is a room and a room is a head, and the head is constantly being filled with images it has to process and make sense of. A person …

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Out of the Mouths of Babes

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Out of the Mouths of Babes

Miriam Simun’s The Lady Cheese Shop, installed at Michael Mut Gallery in New York for four days between April and May, served up three different types of cheese at its opening …