Kevin McGarry

“Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty”

May 2015

Curated by Bill Arning and Elissa Auther True to the maxim “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” this exhibition will be the most extensive survey to date by New York fixture Marilyn Minter. Gathering more than two dozen paintings made since… READ ON

PREVIEWS

Close Encounters

The 3rd Art Basel Hong Kong

March 2015 HONG KONG

“IT WILL BE the first time that a vortex to the spirit world has been opened at Art Basel,” Alexie Glass-Kantor, the new curator of the fair’s Hong Kong Encounters section, promised me. “At least deliberately.” This was after we … READ ON

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The Comeback

TELEVISION

March 2015

CREATED BY LISA KUDROW and Michael Patrick King, the first season of The Comeback aired on HBO in fall 2005, at the dawn of the empire of reality television. Its sun is Valerie Cherish, a middle-aged actress, played by Kudrow, whose claim to… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

On the Rockies

“The Now” benefit for the Aspen Art Museum

January 2015 ASPEN, COLORADO

IN THE LAST DAYS of the old year, while most of the art world was enjoying blissful hibernation, the Aspen Art Museum hosted its winter dinner dance called “The Now,” the first cold-weather benefit since the new Shigeru Ban–designed … READ ON

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Cage Match

Gallery Weekend Mexico

October 2014 MEXICO CITY

IT WAS 2 AM Saturday morning in Berlin—peak party time for the ABC fair—when Gallery Weekend Mexico, organized by the art magazine Código, was scheduled to begin its second edition. While Berlin and DF are occasionally compared to each… READ ON

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Life in the Fast Lane

The 9th Taipei Biennial

September 2014 TAIPEI

“IT’S IRONIC that the theme of the show is ‘accelerationism,’ when so much art made in Taiwan seems drawn from the experience of tropical slowness,” pointed out MoMA’s Stuart Comer the morning before the Taipei Biennial opened at… READ ON

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Mistaken Identity

Korakrit Arunanondchai at the Mistake Room in Los Angeles

July 2014 LOS ANGELES

IF YOU ENTER “KORAKRIT” into Google, the first, second, third, fourth, fortieth results to show up are for Korakrit Arunanondchai. In just a year’s time, the Thai-born artist has come to epitomize a very contemporary stripe of art-world… READ ON

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A Moment Like This

The 10th SP-Arte fair

April 2014 SÃO PAULO

“WE’RE SPECIALISTS in special moments,” said Ana Maria Maia, a young São Paulo–based curator, of her home country last week at the Casa do Povo in the Bolivian-Korean-Jewish neighborhood of Bom Retiro. This could refer to such … READ ON

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Chalet, You Stay

“Elevation 1049” in Gstaad

January 2014 GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND

OMGSTAAD! What else is there to say in the presence of the storied Swiss ski resort’s grandiose scenery—the Alps, the chalets, the people who can afford to enjoy them? This past weekend, a caravan made its way into the mountains for the… READ ON

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Make It or Break It

Openings in Los Angeles

January 2014 LOS ANGELES

IN JANUARY, Los Angeles swells with visitors and holiday lingerers who opt for a disadvantaged time zone over the chill of displaced weather vortices. Not to be outdone by the Golden Globes, LA’s art scene used this past weekend as the … READ ON

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