Archive for September, 2019

Darby English on Douglas Crimp

BY THE TIME I MET DOUGLAS CRIMP, he had earned his fame several times over. It was easy to find him daunting in the real. He was formidably tall, handsome, cerebral, clear-eyed, and never low on ... | Read More

Rosalyn Deutsche on Douglas Crimp

IN OUR FORTY-THREE YEARS of close friendship, I witnessed several transformations in Douglas Crimp, who had the wisdom to change his mind. When we met in the 1970s, he was a precocious Ph.D. student ... | Read More

DANIEL MARCUS ON THE ART OF LEIDY CHURCHMAN

TUCKED WITHIN THE DENSE ARRAY of canvases in “Leidy Churchman: Crocodile,” the artist’s survey exhibition currently on view at the Hessel Museum of Art in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, is a small ... | Read More

EMMELYN BUTTERFIELD-ROSEN ON “POSING MODERNITY” AND “BLACK MODELS”

“BLACK MODELS: FROM GÉRICAULT TO MATISSE,” on view this past spring and summer in Paris at the Musée d’Orsay, was a tripled-in-size version of “Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse ... | Read More

Gregg Bordowitz on Douglas Crimp

I LOVE DOUGLAS CRIMP. He is the reason I am alive today. This is not an exaggeration. I am physically well, and more or less psychologically intact, thanks to Douglas. I am who I am because of him. ... | Read More

OPENINGS: MEGAN ROONEY

MEGAN ROONEY makes paintings, sculptures, poetry, and performance, though at present the Canadian artist’s signature works are large murals of softly bleeding colors that swim with bodily part-objects ... | Read More

Jean Dubuffet

JEAN DUBUFFET has been having a moment—or maybe something longer, and certainly more expansive. New York’s Museum of Modern Art had a very well received in-house show of his work in 2014–15, which ... | Read More

Melissa Gronlund on Jean Nouvel in the Arabian Peninsula

NO ONE EXPECTED the internal dispute among the Arabian Gulf states to last this long. Since June 2017, four of the states—Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt—have severed ... | Read More

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie on “How to Reappear”

IN THE MID-1980S, the Egyptian writer Mahmoud Abdel-Razik Afifi noticed that whenever fans gathered in a stadium in Cairo to watch football, their attention was easily drawn to pigeons flying overhead. ... | Read More

Caroline Busta on Thomas Hirschhorn’s Robert Walser—Sculpture

THIS SUMMER, on the placid waters of Switzerland’s Lake Neuchâtel, the artist Daniel Keller and I gave a talk on “deep adaptation,” an extreme yet increasingly mainstream response to impending climate ... | Read More
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