Paul Galvez

SECOND NATURE

Michel Serres interviewed by Paul Galvez

September 2013

MICHEL SERRES is one of the most important philosophers of recent decades—and yet he remains little known to the English-speaking world. This may be partly because he is as much an aesthetic voice as he is an analytical one: Celebrated for… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]

Le Pont

May 2013

Curated by Thierry Ollat En route to Paris in 1792, a revolutionary volunteer army from Marseilles marched to the beat of the catchy, bloodthirsty tune “La Marseillaise,” which soon became the French national anthem. This year, the … READ ON

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OPENINGS: JONATHAN BINET

May 2013

ONE OF THE MOST HACKNEYED ROUTINES of art criticism is the up-close-and-personal account of the artist at work. This usually involves the writer’s physical presence (“I’m sitting in X’s studio . . .”) tethered to some unforeseen … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2013 [TOC]

“A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance”

October 2012

Taking its title from David Hockney’s iconic 1967 painting of a California swimming pool, “A Bigger Splash” will attempt to map the expanded field of painting-as-performance since Jackson Pollock.… READ ON

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Isabelle Cornaro

October 2012

Just as some of the best recent French art is made by artists who live or have lived outside France, many of its best exhibitions take place outside Paris, in the provinces, where regional institutions subject themselves to risks that their… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2012 [TOC]

“Gauguin, CÚzanne, Matisse: Visions Of Arcadia”

May 2012

The largest paintings Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne ever made—Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, 1897–98, and The Large Bathers, 1906, respectively—will be shown side by side in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s … READ ON

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24 Hour Parody People

Francesco Vezzoli’s 24 h Museum

January 2012 PARIS

AT 8:30 PM LAST TUESDAY, I arrived at the invitation-only dinner for the 24 h Museum behind two good-looking fellows who also had forgotten their invites and thus had to wait outside for the keeper of the guest list. There was something … READ ON

DIARY

Gerhard Richter

January 2012

The introduction of digital processes into the practice of painting inevitably raises questions. Has the Very New irrevocably transformed and indeed usurped the Very Old? Or is the celebratory hype surrounding new media simply the latest … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2012 [TOC]

TABULA RASA: THE ART OF R. H. QUAYTMAN

September 2011

IT IS NO COINCIDENCE that the person who makes R. H. Quaytman’s panels was formerly a collaborator of Donald Judd’s. The fastidious construction, the often dazzling optics, the play between transparency and opacity: Quaytman’s painting… READ ON

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Virgil Marti

January 2011

In the latest installment of the Philadelphia ICA’s guest curator program, locally based artist Virgil Marti has done a rare thing. He has put together an exhibition composed almost entirely of museum-quality historical objects within the… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2011 [TOC]