Jordan Kantor

Jordan Kantor

December 2017

Not many people can craft a snappy sentence, and hardly any more can make a memorable painting. David Salle is one of the rare few who can do both. How welcome, then, is the arrival of his collection of (mainly recent) writings, which offers… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2017 [TOC]

Ted Purves (1964–2017)

Jordan Kantor on Ted Purves (1964–2017)

September 2017

IN THE CONTEXT OF ART HISTORY AND THEORY, Ted Purves will likely be best remembered for the anthology of texts he edited on relational art practices: What We Want Is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art. It is an important tome (first… READ ON


R. H. Quaytman

March 2017

OVER THE PAST FIFTEEN YEARS, R.H. Quaytman has developed a formidable art practice predicated on a dynamic interchange between her paintings and the specific contexts in which they are exhibited. In a gesture that undermines painting’s … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]


March 2016

ONE HALLMARK OF GREAT ART is its ability to simultaneously command attention and confound interpretation. Work like this draws us in but ultimately frustrates our attempt to reduce the experience to anything like a definitive reading. We … READ ON

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“Kerry James Marshall: Mastry”

January 2016

Curated by Dieter Roelstraete, Helen Molesworth, and Ian Alteveer Kerry James Marshall’s art has long been read against the backdrop of the civil rights struggles of African Americans. Working within a self-imposed program of never painting… READ ON


“Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden”

May 2015

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari F. Scott Fitzgerald famously quipped that a first-rate intelligence is marked by the ability to hold two opposed ideas simultaneously and still function. By this measure, Albert Oehlen… READ ON


“Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots”

May 2015

Curated by Gavin Delahunty with Stephanie Straine How to proceed after the drip was the question that occupied Jackson Pollock when he completed the core group of his iconic abstractions at the end of 1950. One of his first answers was to … READ ON


Martha Jungwirth

November 2013

Although Martha Jungwirth received considerable notice early in her artistic career, cofounding the Viennese collective Wirklichkeiten (Realities) in 1968, teaching at the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, from 1967 to ’77, and … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2013 [TOC]

“Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff . . .”

September 2013

Curated by Nav Haq Best known for his complex, large-scale canvases foregrounding figures traditionally marginalized in Western art, Kerry James Marshall is widely acclaimed as one of the leading painters of his generation. Yet the American… READ ON


Rosemarie Trockel

January 2013

IN AN ESPECIALLY COMPELLING SIGHT LINE offered by “Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos,” one can simultaneously take in a humongous preserved lobster, a sleek, jet-engine-like aluminum sculpture by the somewhat-forgotten Parisian artist Ruth Francken,… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2013 [TOC]