Murtaza Vali

the Kochi-Muziris Biennale

March 2015

ALTHOUGH IT IS ONLY in its second edition, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale seems replete with history, owing to its two storied sites: Kochi, an extant port on the Arabian Sea with a long history of global trade and multicultural exchange; and … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

La Biennale de Montréal

February 2015

The week before “L’avenir (looking forward),” the latest edition of the Biennale de Montréal, opened, a group of experts met at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt to debate whether the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch marked by… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]

Babak Golkar

January 2015

Each work in “The Return Project” was realized through an identical series of actions. Vancouver-based artist Babak Golkar begins by purchasing a cheap, usually decorative object from a local big-box store. After taking a life-size … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]


Luhring Augustine | 531 West 24th Street

November 2014

Throughout art history, the technique of collage has commonly been used to create juxtapositions that highlight disjuncture and difference. Zarina’s latest exhibition, “Descending Darkness,” is a tour de force demonstration of how … READ ON


Nick Cave

Jack Shainman Gallery | 513 West 20th Street, Jack Shainman Gallery | 524 West 24th Street

September 2014

In “Made by Whites for Whites,” a sister exhibition to “Rescue” at Jack Shainman's Twenty-fourth Street gallery, Nick Cave abandons his signature Soundsuits—flamboyant and playful bodysuits fashioned out of everything from fabric,… READ ON


L'avenir (Looking Forward)”

September 2014

Curated by Gregory Burke, Peggy Gale, Lesley Johnstone, and Mark Lanctôt Under its new artistic director, Sylvie Fortin, La Biennale de Montréal is undergoing an ambitious reboot; fittingly, futurity will be the subject of the 2014–15 … READ ON


Mithu Sen

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

July 2014

Commissioned by the museum, and conceived of as a tongue-in-cheek “collaboration” with the museum’s architect, Zaha Hadid, Mithu Sen’s playful but unsettling Border Unseen, 2014, opposes the brutally rigid and abstract geometry of … READ ON


Reza Aramesh

June 2014

Although Reza Aramesh draws on an extensive archive of media images of wartime atrocities for representations of male bodies in moments of pain, suffering, and forced submission, his performances, large-scale black-and-white photographs, and,… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2014 [TOC]

Ingrid Hora

April 2014

A photograph of the torso of a modestly dressed woman greeted us in the vestibule of “Dear Leader,” Ingrid Hora’s elegant solo debut in Dubai. Titled Positions for leading, 2013, it shows the Berlin-based Italian artist facing the camera… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2014 [TOC]

Heidi Bucher

Swiss Institute

March 2014

Heidi Bucher began using liquid latex in the late 1970s upon her return to Zurich after a spell living in Southern California. She most famously used the medium to produce what she called Häutungs or “skinnings.” Applying it atop fabric… READ ON