Rachel Churner

Barbara Hammer

January 2018

“How are you feeling?” asks the clear, sweet voice, almost certainly from behind a broad smile. I heard the question from across the room just as I was about to touch a silicone model of a breast, my fingers searching for a node that would … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2018 [TOC]

“An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017”

November 2017

Ja’Tovia Gary’s An Ecstatic Experience, 2015, is modestly tucked in the final room of “An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017,” which was organized by the museum’s David Breslin, Jennie Goldstein,… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2017 [TOC]

John Williams

October 2017

The overhead projector—that forgotten castaway of middle-school math class—assumes center stage in Los Angeles–based artist John Williams’s most recent works. With its bulky frame, clamorous cooling fan, and characteristic distortion of the… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2017 [TOC]


September 2017

Curated by René Morales In one of her earliest films, Friedman slowly and systematically trashes a room, shattering plates, smashing chairs, and stomping dresser drawers. The Super 8 footage of Total, 1997, was printed in reverse, however, … READ ON



September 2017

Curated by Victoria Sung with Gwyneth Shanks The great seduction of Laure Prouvost’s work is rooted in the slippage of language, amid the perils and joys of communication and misunderstanding. Her lush and bewildering films distort conventional… READ ON


Barbara Bloom

September 2017

A few days after seeing Barbara Bloom’s exhibition “A Picture, a Thousand Words”—a collection of seven sculptures that tenderly activate her familiar techniques of framing and doubling, of looking and being looked at—I unexpectedly found … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2017 [TOC]

Sarah Charlesworth

June 2017

In 1993, Sarah Charlesworth completed “Natural Magic,” her first series of photographs made entirely in the studio. By that time, she had spent almost two decades collaging found images to expose and manipulate the ideological structures that… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2017 [TOC]

Dara Friedman

May 2017

The question of ownership lurks at the edges of Dara Friedman’s new three-channel HD video, Mother Drum, 2016. The work seems to ask: To whom does this land, this neighborhood, this building belong? Having begun the project after the 2014 … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]


May 2017

Curated by Helga Christoffersen and Massimiliano Gioni Just two months after the widely traveled European retrospective “The Passion According to Carol Rama” closed in Turin, the first New York survey of the late Italian artist’s work opened… READ ON


Jenny Perlin

April 2017

The Child of the Cavern, or Strange Doings Underground is one of more than fifty novels in Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages series from the late nineteenth century. In the story, a miner discovers a young woman in a pit and takes her to … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]