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Katie Holten

Katie Holten discusses her latest installation

July 2012

Katie Holten is an Irish-born, New York–based multimedia artist whose work explores the relationship between human beings and the natural environment. She represented Ireland at the 2003 Venice Biennale and in 2009 created Tree Museum, a … READ ON

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Jackie Saccoccio

Eleven Rivington

April 2012

Jackie Saccoccio’s latest solo show is flush with color. Aquamarines and dirty browns; pale purples and rusty yellows; neon greens and ruddy reds; petal pinks and mandarin oranges—all are swept over enormous linen canvases, creating … READ ON

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Haegue Yang

Greene Naftali Gallery

March 2012

Haegue Yang’s fixation with absence and displacement—the increasing erasure of localized communities and dislodgment of the individual by transient lifestyles—persists in “Multi Faith Room,” her solo debut at Greene Naftali. Three… READ ON

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Shady El Noshokaty

Shady El Noshokaty talks about Stammer

March 2012

Stammer, an ongoing project by the Egyptian artist and professor Shady El Noshokaty, began as a teaching demonstration for students at the American University in Cairo, and is on view until March 17 in “Histories of Now: Six Artists from … READ ON

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Wayne Koestenbaum

Wayne Koestenbaum talks about The Anatomy of Harpo Marx

February 2012

Wayne Koestenbaum is a poet and cultural critic and a distinguished professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His previous books include The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of … READ ON

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Paula Scher

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

February 2012

As maps seem wildly alive today, endlessly radiating from smartphones while adapting to the pace of our very footsteps, graphic designer Paula Scher’s sprawling depictions of cities, countries, and continents painted in Technicolor hues on… READ ON

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Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller discusses his show at the New Museum

October 2011

Carsten Höller’s first survey exhibition in New York, “Experience,” consists of merry-go-rounds, giant slides, sensory deprivation tanks, and spinning mobiles, among other experiential artworks. Here, the former scientist discusses … READ ON

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Katie Grinnan

October 2011

To look at Brainwaves, 2011, one of the three sculptures in Katie Grinnan’s solo exhibition, is to witness the way environment shapes perception and vice versa—which, for Grinnan, is where individual subjectivity emerges. Brainwaves is … READ ON

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Charles Mayton

October 2011

Charles Mayton’s first solo show in New York begins with a doormat placed directly outside the gallery entrance proclaiming the title of the exhibition: “THE DIFFICULT CROSSING.” The door is propped open to reveal two vivacious, brushy… READ ON

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Anicka Yi

October 2011

One might say that Anicka Yi’s solo debut in New York, “Sous-Vide,”—the title a French process of cooking food sealed in plastic—hinges on the story of Bradley Manning, the US soldier who released classified information to WikiLeaks.… READ ON

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