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Gillian Jagger

January 2015

In 1997, John Perreault published a glowing review of Gillian Jagger’s work: The artist, the critic gushed, will “eventually be seen as one of the great ones.” Is there loftier praise than that? This recent exhibition—a refreshing, if… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

Adam Putnam

December 2014

Exhibitions by Adam Putnam test the boundaries between architecture and bodies—specifically his own. The New York–based and –born artist explores this theme in a number of ways, most notably through a particularly uneasy brand of … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Renée Green

Renée Green talks about Other Planes of There: Selected Writings

November 2014

The artist Renée Green is well known for working with a wide array of media, which often converge in layered installations. Here, Green shares “doubly transmuted” pieces from the introductory essay in her new book Other Planes of There:… READ ON

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Hito Steyerl

November 2014

With large-scale solo exhibitions slated for the spring and fall of 2015—at Artists Space in New York and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, respectively—along with the recent conclusion of shows at the Van Abbemuseum… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian discusses her art and life

October 2014

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian was born in Iran in 1924 and is well known for her dazzling approach to geometric abstraction, primarily in the mirror reliefs and drawings she has been making since the 1970s that derive from ornamental elements… READ ON

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Polly Apfelbaum

October 2014

Over the past twenty years, Polly Apfelbaum has employed wool, cotton, and various other kinds of textiles in her works, but there’s one fabric in particular she returns to again and again: synthetic velvet. This material, with its iridescent… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2014 [TOC]

Porto Entry

The 25th anniversary of the Serralves Foundation

September 2014 PORTO, PORTUGAL

TWO WEEKENDS AGO IN PORTO, I didn’t count how many times I heard the Serralves praised, in various ways, as a “place for artists,” but it became an unofficial slogan in my mind. As you might already know, the prominent institution, … READ ON

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Jo Baer

Jo Baer discusses her works in the 31st São Paulo Bienal

September 2014

For the 31st São Paulo Bienal, Jo Baer is presenting “In the Land of the Giants,” 2009–13, a series that debuted at the Stedelijk Museum last year. Born in Seattle in 1929, Baer became associated with Minimalism in New York in the … READ ON

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Jay DeFeo

September 2014

This exhibition—which focused on Jay DeFeo’s production following her three-year hiatus from artmaking after her completion of The Rose, 1958–66, her famous, one-ton painting of a burst of white light—gathered forty-nine pieces from … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]

David Diao

David Diao discusses his exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

July 2014

Paintings by the New York–based artist David Diao were recently featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and were the subject of a colloquium this past March at the Université de Strasbourg. His latest survey exhibition, “David Diao: Front… READ ON

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