Archive for February, 2020

Nan Goldin

I first discovered Nan Goldin’s work when I was a teenager. Her slideshow The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, 1986–, was a passport to a damaged fairy tale. Her camera lens was a magic mirror that inverted ... | Read More

Thomas Beard on Gene Youngblood’s Expanded Cinema

Expanded Cinema, by Gene Youngblood. New York: Fordham University Press, 2020. 464 pages.WHAT IF FILM CRITICISM could be read as science fiction? The thought crossed my mind as I was revisiting ... | Read More

March 2020

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Todd Porterfield on Kent Monkman at the Met

AT THE OPENING for Kent Monkman’s mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People), 2019, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s inaugural commission for a new initiative that brings works of contemporary art to its ... | Read More

Elizabeth Enders

The last battle fought almost entirely between rowing vessels occurred nearly five hundred years ago. The mechanics, not to mention horrors, of such a confrontation are nigh unimaginable today. History ... | Read More

Anna Kats on “Building a new New World”

THE COLD WAR is not remembered as a love story. More frequently recounted as a cautionary tale of mutual distrust, antagonism, and the looming specter of global nuclear annihilation, the era has been ... | Read More

Pat Steir

For the past year and a half, a beautifully illustrated German book has been sitting like a totem on Pat Steir’s worktable. Werner Spillmann’s Farb-Systeme 1611–2007 (2009) details a wide range of color ... | Read More

Jaimie Warren

Jaimie Warren is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist and a cocreator of the community arts project Whoop Dee Doo. “The Miracle,” her first institutional solo show in New York, is currently on view ... | Read More

Postcommodity

For “Some Reach While Others Clap,” Postcommodity took LAX-ART’s structures, both physical and organizational, as its material. Near the entrance, two of the building’s load-bearing H beams had been ... | Read More

Quay Quinn Wolf

Like a tastefully styled crime scene, Quay Quinn Wolf’s show at Jack Barrett greeted viewers with bits of twisted metal dressed in scraps of fur and set on a floor freshly painted in lavender, a vaguely ... | Read More
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