Archive for October, 2018

Take Thrilling Comfort In ‘Bodyguard,’ Where The Malfeasance Is Just Fiction

A new BBC/Netflix series about terrorism and political chicanery delivers plenty of thrills — but ultimately lacks seriousness. Critic John Powers says Bodyguard is "awash in a timely cynicism."

(Image credit: Sophie Mutevelian/World Producti/Netflix)

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‘Pleasant’ Doesn’t Interest Melissa McCarthy: ‘Who Wants To Watch That?’

McCarthy likes to take on "three-dimensional, flawed" characters. Otherwise, she says, "there's nothing to sink your teeth into." She stars as a caustic literary forger in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

(Image credit: Mary Cybulski/Twentieth Century Fox )

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Lafayette anticipations opens Simon Fujiwara’s first solo show in France

Revolution is Simon Fujiwara's first solo show in France. Devised around the Foundation's recently renovated building, Revolution groups large-scale works and installations, including two major new commissions produced with Lafayette anticipations. It carries on a dialogue with the artist that began in 2014, with the enactment of his New Pompidou for the Foundation's prefiguration... | Read More

Blank Forms opens first institutional survey of Henning Christiansen’s work in America

Blank Forms presents Freedom Is Around the Corner, a Henning Christiansen retrospective marking the first institutional survey of his work in America. Henning Christiansen (1932-2008) was a Danish composer, musician, and artist best known as a pivotal member of the Nordic avant-garde. Enamored with, but not beholden to, the Fluxus movement he helped shape, Christiansen’s simple conception... | Read More

Ann Veronica Janssens brings light to Kiasma’s autumn

Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens creates works based on light interacting with liquids, fog, reflecting surfaces and the surrounding space. In these experimental spaces she heightens and tests our sensory experiences. In her exhibition, opening in October 12th, Ann Veronica Janssens fills Kiasma with light for the darkest time of the year. People have always been fascinated by visible... | Read More

Paintings by Swiss artist Not Vital invite viewers to look slowly

Artist Not Vital (born 1948, Switzerland), whose career started in the 1960s, is best known for his sculptures and the architectonic installations he has created around the world. This exhibition presents him in a new light: as a painter. The exhibition in one of the Ateneum Art Museum's exhibition galleries features a series of 26 Vital’s most recent paintings. Vital began painting in 2009... | Read More

The Morgan celebrates the two-hundredth anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in a new exhibition

A classic of world literature, a masterpiece of horror, and a forerunner of science fiction, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is the subject of a new exhibition at the Morgan. Organized in collaboration with the New York Public Library, It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200 traces the origins and impact of the novel whose monster has become both a meme and a metaphor for forbidden science, unintended... | Read More

The Morgan celebrates the two-hundredth anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in a new exhibition

A classic of world literature, a masterpiece of horror, and a forerunner of science fiction, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is the subject of a new exhibition at the Morgan. Organized in collaboration with the New York Public Library, It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200 traces the origins and impact of the novel whose monster has become both a meme and a metaphor for forbidden science, unintended... | Read More

Exhibition at MAMAC focuses on Bernar Venet’s Conceptual works

In the 1960s, Bernar Venet embarked on an unprecedented radicalisation of the artistic experience and aesthetic production. Deterred by the hackneyed conventions of French art and fascinated by American formalism and, above all, Marcel Duchamp, from 1970 onwards, he emerged as one of the leading figures of conceptual art. For the very first time, the exhibition aims to explore this little-known... | Read More

Turner Prize nominee Monster Chetwynd headlines latest installment of NOW

Works by five ground-breaking contemporary artists take centre stage at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this autumn as part of NOW, a dynamic three-year series of contemporary art exhibitions. The fourth instalment of the SNGMA's NOW programme trains a spotlight on the playful, thought-provoking work of Monster Chetwynd (b.1973), Henry Coombs (b. 1977), Moyna Flannigan (b. 1963),... | Read More
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