Chris Kraus

Shirley Tse

Shirley Tse talks about her exhibition in Los Angeles

July 2016

Soon after arriving from Hong Kong to study at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1990, Shirley Tse abandoned philosophy for visual art, and relocated to Southern California, receiving an MFA from ArtCenter College of Design in 1996.… READ ON

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Sabina Ott

Sabina Ott on her installation at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago

April 2016

Sabina Ott’s 2014 exhibition “Here and there pink melon joy” at the Chicago Cultural Center exploded her previously painterly work into a multidimensional journey through purgatory, heaven, and hell. As Jason Foumberg observed on … READ ON

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Pablo Castaneda

Pablo Castaneda talks about his paintings on view at CECUT in Tijuana

February 2016

I first encountered Pablo Castaneda’s work during a visit to Mexicali in 2011, where one of his paintings, Simulacro 15: Carretera imposible (Simulacrum 15: Impossible Highway), 2009, was featured in the Bienal de Artes Visuales del Noroeste… READ ON

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Chris Kraus

BOOKS: BEST OF 2015

December 2015

Cecilia Pavón’s poems are pure happiness, although they aren’t always about happiness, or about happy things. Living and working in Buenos Aires, she writes poems that are at once subtle, direct, and uncanny. Sometimes emotion erupts, … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]

Parker Ito

Parker Ito talks about his LA exhibition “A Lil Taste of Cheeto in the Night”

March 2015

Crammed into 7,500 square feet of leased space behind Château Shatto Gallery in downtown LA, Parker Ito’s current exhibition is a stunning, vertiginous private museum multiplied hundreds of times. The show is over a year in the making, … READ ON

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Susanne M. Winterling

Susanne M. Winterling talks about her project at Kunstverein in Amsterdam

May 2014

Susanne M. Winterling is an artist based in Berlin and Oslo. “Complicity,” her project at Amsterdam’s Kunstverein, gathers works by painter Romaine Brooks, architect and designer Eileen Gray, and the writers Carson McCullers and Annemarie… READ ON

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Channa Horwitz

PASSAGES

September 2013

SURROUNDED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS at the opening of her solo exhibition at Los Angeles’s François Ghebaly Gallery this past April, Channa Horwitz watched from a bench as viewers donned slippers and entered the immersive space of her … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]

Annette Weisser

Annette Weisser talks about her exhibition at the Heidelberger Kunstverein

July 2013

Coming of age in Germany in the 1980s, Annette Weisser and her generation were caught between a genuine horror of fascism and disgust with the official national creed of repentance. Considering this almost-forgotten history is to ask oneself… READ ON

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“Bolaņo Archive: 1977–2003”

January 2013

Curated by Valérie Miles and Juan Insua Despite the abundance of material by Roberto Bolaño published since his death in 2003, no full-length critical biography of the Chilean-born writer has yet appeared. Readers have been left to comb … READ ON

PREVIEWS

CHRIS KRAUS

January 2011

CHRIS KRAUS  FOR PAUL THEK, painting was a both a vocation and a discipline. “We must discover WHY we are really painting, really WHY . . . painters are priests . . . IT IS A GLORIOUS JOB + WE . . . TRY ALWAYS HARDER + ALWAYS WE KNOW IT… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2011 [TOC]