Frank Expósito

Head Above Water

The 11th SP-Arte

April 2015 SÃO PAULO

“PURCHASE POWER comes from optimism,” said SP-Arte fair director Fernanda Feitosa confidently on the second day of its eleventh edition. Fresh off Brazil’s reelection of President Dilma Rousseff and news of its shrinking economy, the … READ ON

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Claudia Comte

Gladstone Gallery | West 21st St

March 2015

For her US debut, Swiss artist Claudia Comte uses the language of the palindrome to toy with the viewer’s sense of space: foreground and background are given equal primacy throughout the exhibition. It’s an apt motif for her American … READ ON

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Tania Bruguera

Tania Bruguera discusses her work and her detainment in Cuba

February 2015

Artist Tania Bruguera was detained in Havana on December 30, 2014, after announcing her intent to restage her 2009 work Tatlin’s Whisper (#6)—in which individuals are able to talk about freedom of speech at a public podium—in the city’s… READ ON

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Lucy Skaer

Murray Guy

January 2015

“Under the shade I shall flourish,” reads the national motto of Belize. The Central American country is mostly covered in forest, and in the 1750s it was the site of the first export of logged mahogany to Europe from the New World. In … READ ON

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Beatriz Milhazes

Pérez Art Museum Miami

December 2014

Curated by Tobias Ostrander, “Jardim botânico” (Botanical Garden) is Beatriz Milhazes’s first major North American survey. It includes more than forty large-scale paintings from over the past twenty years that picture the Brazilian … READ ON

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Iñaki Bonillas

Iñaki Bonillas discusses his Dia Art Foundation Web project, Words and Photos

November 2014

Mexican artist Iñaki Bonillas explores photography’s conceptual underpinnings. He speaks here about Words and Photos, a Web-based project commissioned by the Dia Art Foundation that digitizes the artist’s family photo archive. Bonillas’s… READ ON

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My Bo

The 10th ArtBO

November 2014 BOGOTÁ

FOREIGNERS WERE ASSURED they would be safe. Amid the Bogotanos that went outside for a smoke during the blackout at a salsa club on the eve of ArtBO was María Paz Gaviria, ArtBO’s director. Her eyes widened as she spoke: “I’m very … READ ON

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R. H. Quaytman

R. H. Quaytman talks about her latest work in New York and Inhotim, Brazil

November 2014

R. H. Quaytman’s chapter-based works draw upon geometry and grammar to examine how paintings can function structurally. O Tópico, Chapter 27, her latest installation, is on view at Gladstone Gallery in New York until December 20, 2014, … READ ON

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The Rio Deal

The 4th ArtRio

September 2014 RIO DE JANEIRO

OPEN RELATIONSHIPS are racy; they reconsider the “you and I” in an otherwise closed system by granting foreigners entry, if only for a moment. For the fourth edition of ArtRio, the Cariocas once again opened their city to the Paulistas,… READ ON

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Mario Garcia Torres

Mario Garcia Torres discusses his work at the Hammer Museum

September 2014

The work of Mexico City–based artist Mario Garcia Torres addresses the ways in which art and information are constructed over time. Here he discusses I Am Not a Flopper, n.d., which is on view at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, from September… READ ON

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