Chloé Rossetti

“Interior Visions”

Colby College Museum of Art

September 2012

The Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz, at the Colby College Museum of Art, is a wing dedicated to, as its name suggests, a permanent, rotating display of Colby’s considerable collection of Katz’s work. Currently on view is … READ ON

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Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

Park Avenue Armory

August 2012

Enter the Park Avenue Armory in the next month to encounter a near-empty Drill Hall, populated only with a barely-there sound installation so surprisingly sonorous that it fills the immense darkness with a clamorous density, bearing down on… READ ON

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Marisa Jahn

Marisa Jahn talks about El Bibliobandido

August 2012

Marisa Jahn is a New York–based artist, writer, and executive director of the arts organization REV-. Here, she discusses her 2010 project El Bibliobandido, which she created with the support of nonprofit Un Mundo for the largely illiterate… READ ON

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“Anti-Establishment”

Bard Center for Curatorial Studies

August 2012

“Anti-Establishment,” curated expertly by Johanna Burton, is a group exhibition dedicated to those whose artistic practices playfully interrogate, reinterpret, and reinvent the notion of “the institution.” Comprising video, painting,… READ ON

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Caro Niederer

Hauser & Wirth | New York

July 2012

The popping fuchsias, marigold yellows, and burnt reds that percuss through Caro Niederer’s latest canvases create a rhythm of coherence across wildly diverse subject matter, bouncing across dinner tables, penetrating through sex, and … READ ON

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Hélio Oiticica

Galerie Lelong | New York

June 2012

Upon entering this show, viewers pass by a monograph on the receptionist’s desk titled Hélio Oiticica: Painting Beyond the Frame, by Brazilian artist and writer Luciano Figueiredo; those words are an appropriate enough introduction to the… READ ON

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Valerie Hegarty

Marlborough Chelsea

April 2012

Valerie Hegarty’s “Altered States” is a faux-historic collection of Ameri-ephemera that has been flooded, degraded, and more or less loved to death. The foam core replicas of replicas on view send a very clear message: What may at first… READ ON

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Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs talks about Keep the Lights On

January 2012

Ira Sachs is known for his mining of various communities: queer culture, art culture, film culture, literary culture. His previous films include Last Address (2010), Married Life (2007), The Delta (2007), and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize… READ ON

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Massimo Vitali

Bonni Benrubi Gallery

January 2012

Massimo Vitali’s large-scale photographs of beachgoers in Turkey, Greece, and Italy are, in a word, lighthearted. The title of the show hints at a pastoral other-place, loosely mapped onto the locations of the photographs themselves. What… READ ON

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“The Birdwatchers”

January 2012

At this gallery, which is devoted exclusively to “artists who embrace new media,” one might expect to discover work that at least partially falls prey to the swarm of clichés commonly associated with digital art: fast-paced, sexualized… READ ON

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