Alex Kitnick

“Danh Vo: Take my breath away”

January 2018

Curated by Katherine Brinson with Susan Thompson In the Christian tradition, the “laying on of hands” is a way of transporting a spirit from one body to another. Danh Vo made a similar technique integral to his art. Starting with an array of… READ ON

PREVIEWS

Louise Lawler

November 2017

IN THE VIDEO The Public Life of Art: The Museum, 1988–89, Andrea Fraser guides the viewer through the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Wearing a gray business suit, she twirls past paintings by Matisse and Kline as she breathlessly enumerates… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2017 [TOC]

Thomas Eggerer

November 2017

Thomas Eggerer’s recent exhibition marked a conspicuous shift in the artist’s practice. While architecture and the (almost always male) human figure have long been central to Eggerer’s paintings, both subjects typically appeared with a brushy… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2017 [TOC]

Liz Glynn

October 2017

The William C. Whitney House used to stand at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Sixty-Eighth Street, but like a lot of things in New York, it was torn down to make way for the future. (A large apartment complex occupies the site today.) For her… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2017 [TOC]

“RITA McBRIDE: EXPLORER”

September 2017

Curated by Zoë Gray At the beginning of their career, Bernd and Hilla Becher referred to the industrial structures in their photographs as “anonymous sculptures,” but eventually they dropped the phrase, worried that it sounded too arty. … READ ON

PREVIEWS

“MECHANISMS”

September 2017

Curated by Anthony Huberman “Mechanisms” situates itself in a tradition of machinic shows, most famously Pontus Hultén’s 1968–69 encyclopedic presentation “The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age.” But where Hultén filled MoMA's… READ ON

PREVIEWS

Mathias Poledna

September 2017

The kernel of Mathias Poledna’s exhibition was Substance, a six-minute, forty-second 35-mm film depicting the movements of a Rolex watch. The 2014 work was first shown at the Renaissance Society in Chicago that year, and in that exhibition,… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2017 [TOC]

Shannon Ebner

September 2017

Since its beginnings, Shannon Ebner’s practice has investigated language’s structures, but where it once sought to make them objective by building words out of cinder blocks (among other things), it has now entered a more poetic, associative… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2017 [TOC]

Fia Backström

May 2017

 For her recent exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery, curated by Piper Marshall, Fia Backström put together a group show that used a strange scaffolding of the artist’s own design as its armature. Comprising gray metal dowels coming… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

Mary Beth Edelson

May 2017

 The seventeen photographs in this show offered a morphing, moving image of subjectivity. Drawn from Mary Beth Edelson’s 1973 series “Women Rising,” they were all self-portraits of some kind or other: black-and-white pictures of… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]