• In The Penal Colony: Ed Kienholz at LACMA

      Monday, 12 March 2012 17:50

      Edward Kienholz’s Five Car Stud (1969–1972) transports the viewer to a dusty clearing in the woods. It is late at night. Five vintage cars are parked in a circle, their headlights illuminating a couple of dead trees and boulders. Six life-size mannequins, made up to look like white trash, are arranged in the center. All […]

    • Week In Review: Is It Fair? The Anti-Armory

      Friday, 9 March 2012 15:42

      This year, you might have a dilemma. Will you participate in the usual Whitney/Armory folly, or will you decide to rebel and cross the bridge over to Williamsburg for the ARTS not Fair and Brooklyn Armory events? 2011 was intense: Occupy Wall Street, whether you support the movement or not, made sure its voice was […]

    • Left of Center. The Whitney Biennial 2012

      Thursday, 8 March 2012 17:23

      As Elizabeth Sussman, one of the curators of the current Whitney Biennial, recently confided to a New York Times critic about the exhibition, “We wanted to be incredibly open.  We didn’t care if an artist had been in a biennial before.  We wanted to show all different sorts of art.”  And she has certainly succeeded.  […]

    • Ambiguous Bodies: Leah Oates Interviews Kari Soinio

      Wednesday, 7 March 2012 16:31

      Leah Oates:  What is your background and what was your progression as an artist? Where there any creative types in your family? Did you know you where going to be an artist? Kari Soinio: I remember my father editing 8mm home movies, cutting and glueing the filmstrips on our living room table to make holiday movies. […]

    • Between Lands: Revolution In The Streets of Cairo

      Tuesday, 6 March 2012 18:00

      Enfin Libre is written on a wall of Tunis. Maybe the process to democracy will be long and full of difficulties, but Arab Spring can be considered a big movement of ethical and political protest in the name of freedom. In Arab countries, revolts rose quickly and inexorably to stop autocrats who imposed their authority […]

    • The Cult of Youth: How Young Artists Are Shaping a New Art World

      Monday, 5 March 2012 17:30

      T.A.G. (Teen Art Gallery) is an organization run by teens for teens, devoted to displaying works by artists ages 12-19 in galleries. Its founder and curator, Audrey Banks, is eighteen years old and a senior in high school. Their first show opened in July, 2011 at the Open Center in New York City and was […]

    • Broadway Gallery Lights Up Armory Week

      Friday, 2 March 2012 21:23

      Broadway Gallery, NYC is setting up for Armory Arts Week.  And this year, it is displaying work at Fountain.  The gallery will be featuring an international line up with artists whose concerns range from hyper-texture to human sexuality to Neo-Pop.  A confirmed list of participants includes Sophia Dang, Nikki Romanello, Jessica Manley, Patricia Mota, Jamie […]

    • Week in Review: I’ve Been Bushwicked

      Friday, 2 March 2012 15:51

      Bushwick has bloomed into an avant-garde art bubble; original and creative vibes are permeating through the diverse and small neighborhood.  And with new spots like Luhring Augustine in the hood, a new crowd is coming in. The spontaneity of Bushwick’s art scene is what keeps it stimulating and thought-provoking. Other spaces such as ArtsinBushwick and […]

    • Kusama’s Medium: Retrospective at Centre Pompidou

      Thursday, 1 March 2012 16:50

      From October 2011 to January 2012, a spectacular exhibition set apart a privileged section of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Occupying the largest gallery on the second floor, the Yayoi Kusama retrospective challenged visitors to see the world through the eyes of this radical and exceptionally influential artist. Diagnosed with a hallucinatory mental illness, Kusama […]

    • Awareness of the Void: An Interview With Paola Schmidlin

      Thursday, 1 March 2012 16:17

      Paola Fiorido: Your work in ten words? Paola Schmidlin: An ironic, inevitably dramatic conceptualization of human reality’s emptiness. PF: What is the sensation you wish to inspire in viewers of your work? PS: The awareness of the void and the inescapable loneliness of being. “An ironic, inevitably dramatic conceptualization of human reality’s emptiness.”   Paola […]