Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

“A Museum of Immortality”

Ashkal Alwan

July 2014

Rounding out the third edition of Ashkal Alwan’s experimental art school, “A Museum of Immortality” is the last in a series of exhibitions anchoring a curriculum developed by the artists Anton Vidokle and Jalal Toufic. The show is based… READ ON

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Rasheed Araeen

June 2014

Rasheed Araeen’s “Before and After Minimalism” pulls viewers through the initial twenty years of his career, with drawings, paintings, and sculptures from 1953 through 1973; it also includes a new work, Sharjah Blues, 2014, which was … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2014 [TOC]

Truth and Consequence

Meeting Points 7 in Beirut

April 2014 BEIRUT

IN HIS BLISTERING critique of colonialism in Africa, the revolutionary Martinican writer Frantz Fanon made a curious if counterintuitive observation about the Arab world: For all the appeal of Arab nationalism and the renaissance in arts and… READ ON

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Global Affair

The 8th Art Dubai

March 2014 DUBAI

A FRIEND WHO goes to far more art fairs than I do once told me the atmosphere of Art Dubai was so gauche and ostentatious that it made the flash of Art Basel Miami Beach look as bookish as Documenta. A curator for a mainstream American museum,… READ ON

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Everyone’s a Critic

“Critical Machines” in Beirut

March 2014 BEIRUT

ALTHOUGH IT SLIPPED into the same week as the Whitney Biennial, the Armory Show, a fistful of ancillary fairs, and the start of the spring season for virtually all of New York’s galleries and museums, the opening of “Critical Machines,… READ ON

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OPENINGS: JUMANA MANNA

March 2014

FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, Jerusalem has been known as a site of religious fervor: a place revered, set apart as sacred. Yet this rarefied status has also made the city vulnerable. An object of desire throughout history, Jerusalem has repeatedly… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2014 [TOC]

Stan Douglas

March 2014

In the spring of 1974, a coup d’état in Portugal sent the dictatorship of António de Oliveira Salazar tumbling from power. Salazar himself had died some years earlier, having suffered a brain hemorrhage in 1968, when he reportedly fell … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2014 [TOC]

Malerie Marder

February 2014

Fifteen years ago this spring, a group show opened at a little uptown gallery with a very long name. “Another Girl, Another Planet,” at Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, featured the work of thirteen photographers—twelve of … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Etel Adnan

January 2014

The two great subjects of Etel Adnan’s paintings are a mountain in California and the Mediterranean Sea. For the past six decades, she has returned to them again and again, playing with the endless possibilities that color, texture, and a… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2014 [TOC]

“Rituals of Rented Island”

Whitney Museum of American Art

December 2013

On one small screen in this concise and revelatory survey of performance art in Manhattan in the 1970s, Laurie Anderson is standing on a street corner, dressed in white. Although the scene speaks of summer, she is perched on an incongruous … READ ON

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