• “New Photography 2011” Opens at MoMA

      Friday, 30 September 2011 19:43

      The Museum of Modern Art announces the 26th annual New Photography exhibition, running September 28, 2011, through January 16, 2012, in The Robert and Joyce Menschel Gallery. This year, the exhibition expands to feature six artists—Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, and Zhang Dali. These artists, hailing from Canada, China, England, […]

    • “Raoul De Keyser: Freedom” Opens at David Zwirner

      Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:34

      David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Raoul De Keyser, on view at the gallery’s 525 West 19th Street space. For nearly fifty years, De Keyser has created subtly evocative paintings and works on paper, which appears at once straightforward and cryptic, abstract and figurative. Composed of basic but indefinable […]

    • Around the World: Leah Oates Interviews Miles Ladin

      Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:30

      I always knew that I wanted to be some sort of visual artist. When I was 10, I sketched the nude model with my Mom at The New School. When I was 16, I studied with photographer Larry Fink. His instruction revealed to me that with the camera, I could go out into the world, […]

    • Darkness Veiled

      Friday, 23 September 2011 17:22

          “Using these elements shows the richness of the natural resources we have around us, used in very strategic settings to create art.” “Using these elements shows the richness of the natural resources we have around us, used in very strategic settings to create art.” Courtesy of the artist. Darkness Veiled Asif Zaidi: (fashion […]

    • YES, YOU DON’T KNOW ME. the art of susan hefuna

      Thursday, 22 September 2011 18:24

      As dreamers we know that the only way of expressing who we are is in disguise. To be dreaming is to be hiding something from ourselves. Dreams tell us that unfiltered self-knowledge may be self-defeating; that to be a person is to protect ourselves; that identity is an elaborate form of defense: a screen, a […]

    • Tonal Range: An Approach

      Tuesday, 20 September 2011 16:24

      In his mid-20th century book, Art and Visual Perception, German art and film theorist, Rudolph Arnheim, calls for us to re-focus our attention on the “virtues of vision.” In a world where “concept is [increasingly] divorced from precept,” he urges us to re-establish the connection to our innate “gift of comprehending things through the senses,” […]

    • Eroi (Heroes)

      Tuesday, 20 September 2011 15:36

      Beginning May 19, the GAM Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art presents the exhibition “Eroi (Heroes)” curated by Danilo Eccher and with contributions from Alessandro Rabottini. The exhibition explores the work of artists who carry out daring choices to the point of becoming the carriers of new social values through their own art. The […]

    • Contemporary British Art: An Introduction by Grant Pooke

      Tuesday, 20 September 2011 15:25

        At a time when communication technology is rapidly shrinking the size of our collective world-view, presenting an idea in the canon of a national identity can still present us with ideological blinders. We may be able to communicate with the other side of the planet with the click of a button, but attaching a […]

    • Nadia Ayari: Multiplicity

      Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:20

      I have always felt that the materiality of painting has the visceral command necessary to address the hardest of subjects. My interest in the eye began a few years ago. In it, I found a character that focuses complex narratives into simple, abstract forms. This reduction is paired in my recent work with the multiplicity […]

    • Suspension of the Covered Woman

      Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:06

       As a foreigner living in the Middle East, I was often caught between a desire to look at covered women and the realization that the clothing worn was expressly designed to discourage looking. Over the course of a six-month residency at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, I explored this tension by researching the history […]