Patricia Maloney

Shahzia Sikander

May 2011

The standout works of Shahzia Sikander’s latest exhibition are two 2010 videos made in collaboration with the musician Du Yun: the digital animation The Last Post and the video Gossamer, which features Du Yun performing. The show also … READ ON

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Futurefarmers

March 2011

Charles and Ray Eames’s 1977 short film Powers of Ten takes viewers to either end of the then viewable universe, from the edge of the cosmos to a proton in the nucleus of a carbon atom. The film’s expansion and contraction of scale pivots… READ ON

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Omer Fast

November 2009

Omer Fast’s Nostalgia, 2009, produced by the South London Gallery, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the Nationalgalerie at the Hamburger Bahnhof, is a video installation in three parts. The first depicts a man building a trap in the woods while… READ ON

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Lisa Anne Auerbach

Lisa Anne Auerbach discusses her installation at Nottingham Contemporary

September 2009

In the months leading up to the public opening of Nottingham Contemporary on November 14, a series of projects have been commissioned throughout the city and, more recently, in the street-level windows of the Caruso St John–designed … READ ON

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Jamie Vasta, Nicholas Pye, and Sheila Pye

September 2009

The San Francisco–based artist Jamie Vasta and the Toronto-based husband-and-wife team Nicholas and Sheila Pye each tell stories of mythical female figures whose voices provide agency for death. In the Pyes’ video Loudly, Death Unties, … READ ON

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Cassandra C. Jones

August 2009

Cassandra C. Jones is a taxonomist of the image; she classifies its variations, reliable patterns, and inclinations toward order. She obsessively accumulates digital and print photographs and homes in on similarly cropped, angled, or composed… READ ON

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Jessica Jackson Hutchins talks about her recent work

July 2009

This summer, the Portland, Oregon– and New York–based sculptor Jessica Jackson Hutchins is participating in several group exhibitions, including “Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay,” which originated at the Institute of Contemporary… READ ON

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Laura Paulini and Jill Sylvia

May 2009

Laura Paulini and Jill Sylvia dissect Rosalind Krauss’s assertion that the grid is a purely optical device free from the intrusion of speech. Paulini builds her grids organically, while Sylvia dismantles them to the point of collapse. In … READ ON

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