• Hans Haacke 1967 at MIT

      Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:00

      Hans Haacke is a world-renowned artist whose work explores, both natural (such as geological and meteorological) and social (including governmental and corporate) processes. Born in Cologne, Germany, in 1936, Haacke received his degree in 1960 from the Staatliche Werkakademie in Kassel, Germany. He then worked in Paris at the print studio of Stanley William Hayter, […]

    • Around The World: Valentina Ciarallo Interviews Ian Tweedy

      Monday, 31 October 2011 21:38

      Valentina Ciarallo: Who is Dephect? Ian Tweedy: Dephect is an alter ego of mine. I have had others but Dephect was most widely used and also known to the public. Dephect was a strategy, a way to penetrate different playing fields at one time, an artist, a guide, an activist, and a vandal. “When I […]

    • Big, Bold, and Undeniably Ambitious: Jonathan Prince at the Sculpture Garden in NYC

      Sunday, 30 October 2011 18:13

      The work of Massachusetts based artist, Jonathan Prince—currently on view until November 18 at the Sculpture Garden in the atrium of the old IBM building in New York City, under the title “Torn Steel”—like the artist himself who resembles Julian Schnabel, is big, bold, and undeniably ambitious. But underneath the swagger of the man and […]

    • Jennie C. Jones: Absorb/Diffuse

      Sunday, 30 October 2011 17:20

      Jennie C. Jones’ new show at the Kitchen places the viewer within the divide between the physical permanence of material and the ethereality of the sonic. The gallery space serves as a venue to situate a series of paintings in direct relation to a darkly resonant sonic backdrop. Jones has used a process she has […]

    • Disgust in LA: Asco Returns

      Friday, 28 October 2011 13:49

      Like a long-forgotten punk band from the 1970s—perhaps the art world’s equivalent to the New York Dolls—Asco makes a vibrant return to public consciousness with an elegant, formal retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As is often the case when talent has been long unrecognized, the exhibition is a bittersweet and somewhat […]

    • Installation Design by Zaha Hadid at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

      Thursday, 27 October 2011 17:43

      Zaha Hadid, one of the most innovative architects of the 21st century and the first woman to receive the renowned Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004, has advanced the language of contemporary architecture and design, exploring complex fluid geometries and using cutting-edge digital design and fabrication technologies. For Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion, an exhibition at […]

    • New Museum Presents First Survey of Works by Carsten Höller in New York

      Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:07

      The New Museum presents the first New York survey exhibition of the work of the artist Carsten Höller (b.1961, Brussels, lives and works Stockholm). Over the past twenty years, Höller has created a world that is equal parts laboratory and fun house, exploring such themes as safety, childhood, love, happiness, transportation, and the future. Höller […]

    • Just Another Brick In The Wall

      Monday, 24 October 2011 22:31

      In his 1974 essay, Art as Collective Action, Howard Becker argues that art is created in a complex context of cooperating parties that together form the art system. He rejects the idea of the genius artist who is superior to all the supporting personnel that make his creations possible. If he were writing now, he […]

    • British Rubbish

      Monday, 24 October 2011 17:40

      Here, Rizzoli presents a a career retrospective that`s not only definitive, but aesthetically pleasing, with over 300 colour images, an introduction by Nick Cave and informative essays from Jeffrey Deitch and Michael Bracewell. The book opens with Noble and Webster’s first light sculpture Excessive Sensual Indulgence (1996), a fountain of fairground-style light bulbs that was […]

    • Home Within Home

      Friday, 21 October 2011 17:14

      Do Ho Suh is a wanderer. He is compelled to move but always wants to bring home with him. Since he has developed the ability to make a home wherever he is, things are starting to pile up. A case in point is Suh’s signature transportable fabric installation piece, Seoul Home… (1999), a diaphanous, ghostly […]