Wendy Vogel

Ebecho Muslimova

Magenta Plains

January 2018

It’s one thing for a woman to be nasty; it’s quite another thing for her to be unapologetically fat. A little over a year ago, before the #MeToo movement showed the power of collective voices by calling out sexual abusers, Donald Trump … READ ON

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Françoise Grossen

Blum & Poe | New York

December 2017

In the two years since septuagenarian Swiss-born artist Françoise Grossen mounted her first show here, several institutional exhibitions have positioned her as one of the most inventive fiber artists of her generation. Grossen’s strange, … READ ON

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Jessica Vaughn

Martos Gallery | New York

November 2017

Earlier this fall, Omer Fast drew the ire of Chinatown antigentrification activists for his installation at James Cohan’s downtown space, which mimicked a stereotypical neighborhood discount storefront. Jessica Vaughn’s current exhibition, … READ ON

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Victoria Fu

Simon Preston

September 2017

The California-based artist Victoria Fu appropriates the tactics of illusion used within theater, film, and digital media. Double Curtain 1 (all works 2017), a dramatic piece near the entrance to her exhibition, is coldly spotlit on one side… READ ON

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Sanford Biggers

BOESKY EAST

September 2017

Two years after the debut of Sanford Biggers’s controversial sculpture Laocöon, 2015—an inflatable ten-foot-long rendition of the 1970s cartoon character Fat Albert, laid out like a corpse (a eulogy to African Americans murdered by police … READ ON

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“Pearls”

Lubov

September 2017

“I don’t enjoy it here / squatting on this island / looking picturesque and mythical,” says the narrator of Margaret Atwood’s 1974 poem “Siren Song,” a second-wave-feminist retort to Homer’s amphibious temptresses in the Odyssey. Today, it … READ ON

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W.I.T.C.H. Way

The 3rd Seattle Art Fair

August 2017 SEATTLE

WHEN I TOUCHED DOWN IN WASHINGTON on a recent Thursday for the third edition of the Seattle Art Fair, the city was uncharacteristically hot and hazy, enveloped in smoke from forest fires raging nearby in Canada. But even the miasma couldn’t… READ ON

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Brendan Fernandes

Brendan Fernandes talks about his performances at Recess in New York

August 2017

Brendan Fernandes’s practice straddles the intersection of art and dance, addressing questions of labor, queerness, colonialism, and the formation of identity. For the New York nonprofit Recess, Fernandes has produced Steady Pulse, a project… READ ON

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Naama Tsabar

Paul Kasmin | 297 Tenth Avenue

August 2017

For all the comparisons between musical instruments and human bodies—especially the guitar as a stand-in for a wasp-waisted woman—relatively few sound artists confront the gendered history of musical performance. Naama Tsabar is an exception.… READ ON

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“Elaine, Let’s Get the Hell Out of Here”

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

July 2017

The snappy title of this summer group exhibition—“Elaine, Let’s Get the Hell Out of Here”—comes from an anecdote relayed by Elaine de Kooning in response to Linda Nochlin’s feminist essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” (both … READ ON

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