David Rimanelli

Laurence Rickels’s SPECTRE

BOOKS

April 2014

I CONFESS THAT I have always found James Bond somewhat dull, but apparently that was the idea. Ian Fleming, author of the Bond novels, conceived his hero as a boring character, a cipher, around whom interesting things happened. Indeed, he … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2014 [TOC]

Like, Totally

March 2014

MY INSTAGRAM IS BUMMING ME OUT. Early one morning last week, I posted a great van Dyck of Catherine Howard, Lady d’Aubigny; an hour later I foolishly posted a slutty but funny Polke, Modern Art, 1968, which will be in the Modern’s upcoming… READ ON

SLANT

Willem de Kooning

February 2014

I feel like a fool for having asked to review Willem de Kooning—like, what could I possibly say, how could I say something new? All I can do for starters is reminisce. When I was fifteen years old I went with my mother to a de Kooning … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Oscar Tuazon

January 2014

Curated by Philipp Kaiser and Ana Brohm Oscar Tuazon has established a position as one of the most provocative sculptors of his generation, taking the legacies of Minimalism, post-Minimalism, Land art, and Conceptualism into fresh, curious… READ ON

PREVIEWS

Josh Smith

December 2013

My hobby: posting artworks on Instagram, sequencing the purity of the monochrome into that endless reshuffling of history that now defines contemporary life. Josh Smith’s two-part exhibition at Luhring Augustine’s galleries in Chelsea … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2013 [TOC]

“Punk: Chaos to Couture”

November 2013

I basically have no real relationship with punk because (a) I was too young for its initial moment of truth, and (b) it’s so not my style. I remember buying those albums from the alternative record store when I was in college. I wanted … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2013 [TOC]

Piotr Uklański

October 2013

Over the past decade, Piotr Uklański has amassed a vast archive of photographs of porn actors who strongly resemble famous contemporary personalities. These Pornalikes, 2002–, are readymades—taken from lowbrow “men’s magazines” such… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2013 [TOC]

“Balthus: Cats and Girls—Paintings and Provocations”

September 2013

Curated by Sabine Rewald As always, Balthus finds himself in a strange position: His work, long regarded as retrograde from a modernist point of view, now also comes off as unredeemed post-pomo. Even so, many people—sophisticated people … READ ON

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Nate Lowman

May 2013

The more you know about something, the harder it is to say something about it: One is encumbered by the weight of meaning, the artifice of language, the tiredness of metaphors used too often, but perhaps more than anything, simple fear. … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2013 [TOC]

“NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star”

January 2013

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni 1993 was the worst year of my life. I barely remember it. But the sheer variety of practices represented in this walk-through time capsule—with work by Alex Bag, Art Club 2000, Matthew Barney, Kathe Burkhart,… READ ON

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