Donald Kuspit

Yan Shanchun

May 2015

This exhibition featured two groups of works: acrylic paintings and copperplate etchings. Both are more or less abstract portrayals of China’s West Lake Cultural Landscape, an area located west of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Erwin Olaf

April 2015

At once staged and manicured, Erwin Olaf’s photographs put us in a suspenseful space. The key to this exhibition—and, more specifically, to nine of the twenty-two works on view—was a video clip in the multimedia installation Waiting, … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2015 [TOC]

Jiř Georg Dokoupil

March 2015

It’s hard to believe that the abstract Plukasibo, 2014 (which was on view in this show), and the cartoonish Der Leser (The Reader), 1981 (which was not), were made by the same painter—the Czech-born German artist Jiří Georg Dokoupil. … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Peter Blume

February 2015

The most surprising works in this exhibition of Peter Blume’s art were the drawings, which were made with an exquisitely fine-tuned hand, an ingeniously variable touch—sometimes delicate, sometimes firm. Intense and self-dramatizing, these… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]

Keunmin Lee

January 2015

The paintings and drawings in Korean-born artist Keunmin Lee’s first solo show in the United States are all titled Refining Hallucinations—that is, they depict raw hallucinations, artistically refined. According to the clinical definition,… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

Marcel Storr

December 2014

Marcel Storr (1911–1976) was a self-taught, so-called outsider artist who lived and worked in Paris, initially at Les Halles food market, later as a street sweeper in the Bois de Boulogne. Abandoned by his mother at the age of two, he became… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Caio Reisewitz

November 2014

The works in this survey of Caio Reisewitz’s photography, organized by Christopher Phillips, could be grouped into three categories: those that focused on the Brazil-based artist’s native country, on what he calls its “places of power”;… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Garry Winogrand

October 2014

This incisive exhibition at Pace/MacGill—which opened simultaneously alongside the installation of a major traveling retrospective of Garry Winogrand’s work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York—focuses on six of the Bronx-born … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2014 [TOC]

Sze Tsung Leong

September 2014

In landscape photography, the horizon line—that inevitable meeting place of earth and sky—is inexorable. Consider early panoramic daguerreotypes by figures such as Friedrich von Martens and William Southgate Porter, the former of the Seine… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]

Douglas Davis (1933–2014)

Donald Kuspit on Douglas Davis (1933–2014)

June 2014

DOUGLAS DAVIS believed in the power of communication. If we would only talk to each other, we could not possibly misunderstand each other: If we could collaboratively communicate—the intriguing possibility offered by his famous work The … READ ON

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