Joan Kee

Taipei Biennial

September 2016

Curated by Corinne Diserens Eschewing lofty ruminations or far-future speculation, the tenth edition of the Taipei Biennial keeps things local, focusing on archive construction. Held at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, among the most established… READ ON

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“Lee Kit: Hold Your Breath, Dance Slowly”

May 2016

Curated by Misa Jeffereis and Siri Engberg Doing humble things to humble objects is at the heart of Hong Kong–born, Taiwan-based Lee Kit’s practice. Lee’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States surveys a decade of the artist’s… READ ON

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“Digging a Hole in China”

January 2016

Curated by Venus Lau The accelerated pace of urbanization has long occupied the imagination of Chinese artists, particularly in the wake of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and during the years leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Yet… READ ON

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“The Ey Exhibition: The World Goes Pop”

September 2015

Curated by Flavia Frigeri and Jessica Morgan Revisionist attitudes toward Pop have emerged as an important trend in recent exhibitions. This show, an eclectic cornucopia of 160 paintings, sculptures, films, and photography-based works from… READ ON

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Kazuo Shiraga

June 2015

THE GUTAI GROUP may be the cicadas of postwar art—forever cycling through visibility and obscurity, suddenly bursting into view every ten years or so. Buoyed by the attentions of critic and curator Michel Tapié, the group formed in Ashiya,… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

“Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga”

January 2015

Curated by Gabriel Ritter and Koichi Kawasaki The past few years have seen the Gutai group catapult to the forefront of the ever-expanding history of postwar art. But the specificities of its members’ respective practices remain undetermined,… READ ON

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UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE: THE ART OF ON KAWARA

January 2015

KEEPING TRACK was what On Kawara did best. Whether it was paintings of calendar dates or leather-bound volumes of maps and years, he elevated due diligence to high art. But while his Conceptualist contemporaries tended to vigilantly police … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

“Other Primary Structures”

January 2014

Curated by Jens Hoffmann Hailed as a founding moment of Minimalism, the exhibition “Primary Structures,” organized by Kynaston McShine at the Jewish Museum in 1966, stressed the importance of seeing things as presented rather than as … READ ON

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“Kimsooja: Unfolding”

September 2013

Curated by Daina Augaitis In the mid-1990s, the peripatetic Korean artist Kimsooja helped define contemporary art’s so-called global turn by exploring what it means to be materially grounded in the midst of a fragmented world. In her … READ ON

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ARTIST’S PORTFOLIO: TSURUKO YAMAZAKI

Joan Kee, introduction

February 2013

Though TSURUKO YAMAZAKI is one of the longest-standing members of the Gutai group, much of her oeuvre still remains obscure. In the following pages, Artforum presents a selection of Yamazaki’s singular works—some published here for the … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2013 [TOC]