Archive for February, 2021

Anthony Byrt on “Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art”

IN THE DARK ROOM at the start of “Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art” at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Robert Jahnke’s Whenua Kore, 2019, glows. The piece consists of a ring of white ... | Read More

Mathew Cerletty

Mathew Cerletty’s airless, photorealistic paintings of mundane consumer goods exude the seemingly anonymous nature of all possessions. Yet the things depicted in this exhibition—including a looped ... | Read More

March 2021

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Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers)

The botanical gardens of Kew were founded in 1759—roughly the midpoint of Umar Rashid’s epic, image-and-text fiction about the Frenglish Empire, an imagined colonial superpower that lasted from 1658 ... | Read More

Dietmar Busse

At Fierman, the photo-based paintings in Dietmar Busse’s solo exhibition “Today I wanted to die again” evoked the dolorous colors and darksome moods of Romantic-era imagery by artists such as William ... | Read More

Howie Tsui

Political dissidence in Hong Kong has reached a fever pitch but has been stifled by the Chinese Communist Party’s introduction of a national security law, passed last June. Yet this unraveling in ... | Read More

Jean Katambayi Mukendi

“Geometric acrobatics characterize our lines of thought,” writes Jean Katambayi Mukendi. “In order to get to the end of a process of thought or emotion, one could resort to revolution, translation, ... | Read More

Domenico Bianchi

Domenico Bianchi is a secular alchemist. His research is conceptual, anchored to tutelary forefathers, all of them Italian: Gino De Dominicis, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz. He is especially indebted to ... | Read More

Mary Heilmann

Mary Heilmann’s solo exhibition “Highway, Oceans, Daydreams” featured paintings the eighty-one-year-old artist executed last spring and summer in her studio on Long Island’s East End during the Covid-19 ... | Read More

Ana Mazzei

Ana Mazzei works at the juncture of sculpture, painting, architecture, and theater. This cross-disciplinarity was manifested in the Brazilian artist’s recent solo show, “Vesuvius,” which foregrounded ... | Read More
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