Lauren O’Neill-Butler

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

DIARY

Jo Baer

Jo Baer discusses her works in the 31st S„o 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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Renť DaniŽls

June 2014

Foolish, it seems, to not begin with the bow ties when considering this rare US exhibition of René Daniëls’s paintings, drawings, and watercolors, as that motif is the most complicated (and celebrated) of his “architectures.” Rendered… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2014 [TOC]

Sarah Charlesworth

Maccarone Inc.

May 2014

Polished pictures of a floating world, Sarah Charlesworth’s series “Objects of Desire,” 1983–88, once aptly injected beauty where it didn’t belong—deconstruction, postmodernism, Conceptualism—and inspired her peers and later … READ ON

PICKS

Lucy R. Lippard

Lucy R. Lippard discusses her latest book

May 2014

Lucy R. Lippard’s latest book, Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West, pinpoints vexing environmental issues, such as gravel pits and fracking, and contextualizes them within a spectrum of larger… READ ON

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Ben Kinmont

Ben Kinmont discusses his work in the 2014 Whitney Biennial

May 2014

Since 1988, Ben Kinmont’s work has often unfolded through real-time exchanges—over meals, in conversations, and through gestures. In 1996 he began his publishing project, Antinomian Press, which focuses on ephemera and archival material;… READ ON

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