Dawn Chan

Anna and Bernhard Blume

Peter Freeman, Inc.

July 2016

If Hitchcock could have hired El Lissitzky as a set designer and cast Pee-wee Herman as a lead, the results might have looked a lot like Anna & Bernhard Blume’s oeuvre. In “Scenes from a Photo-Novel”—the couple’s first solo show in… READ ON

PICKS

Land of Plenty

The 30th Reykjavik Arts Festival

June 2016 REYKJAVIK

WHEN IT COMES TO THE ARTS, Iceland has somehow figured out how to consistently punch above its weight. It may only have 323,000 residents. (Manhattan hasn’t been so small since 1820.) But it’s a country that, last year, managed to capture… READ ON

DIARY

Asia-futurism

SLANT

June 2016

IS IT POSSIBLE to be othered across time? For almost a century already, the myth of an Asian-inflected future has infiltrated imaginations worldwide. Vivid tableaux of the continent’s cities in hyperdrive, fueled by tech-enabled consumerism,… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2016 [TOC]

John Gerrard

May 2016

Curated by Philip Tinari and Guo Xi “I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed,” Garry Winogrand once remarked. What sort of analogy results, and what are its limits, if photography is replaced with 3-D modeling… READ ON

PREVIEWS

Jason Rohrer

Jason Rohrer speaks about his exhibition at Wellesley College

March 2016

The programmer and designer Jason Rohrer—whose video game Passage, 2007, was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in 2012—recently became the subject of the first-ever museum retrospective for a video game creator. The exhibition is on… READ ON

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The Spanish Main

The 35th ARCO fair in Madrid

March 2016 MADRID

IT RAINED IN MADRID over the weekend as ARCO—the world’s best-attended art fair—revved its gears for the thirty-fifth time. Further down corridors of the sprawling Feria del Madrid, staid suits gathered for “an annual meeting for … READ ON

DIARY

Rachel Rossin

January 2016

Themes from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass loom large throughout William Gibson’s 2003 novel Pattern Recognition, which characterizes an American protagonist’s trip to the UK as a disorienting encounter with a “mirror-world.”… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

Christine Sun Kim

Christine Sun Kim talks about her exhibition in London

November 2015

Artist Christine Sun Kim has deployed a range of media, from drawings to electronic devices, to explore sound as a medium, particularly from her perspective as a deaf artist. Her upcoming exhibition at Carroll / Fletcher in London will reprise… READ ON

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Sleepless in Seattle

The Seattle Art Fair

August 2015 SEATTLE

IF YOU’RE FROM SEATTLE (I am), you’re apt to think that the city is home to people who springboard from abject scrappiness straight to global domination. You can start in a garage, without a major label deal, or without any venture capital,… READ ON

DIARY

Steffani Jemison

Steffani Jemison discusses her MoMA commission, Promise Machine

June 2015

Responding to the Museum of Modern Art’s current exhibition “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works,” Steffani Jemison’s recent commission for the museum, Promise Machine, includes multiple parts: a research… READ ON

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