Stephanie Bailey

Tassos Pavlopoulos

September 2015

In the catalogue essay Tassos Pavlopoulos wrote for his exhibition “Phantasmagoria,” the artist lays out a surprising thesis for a show that brought together drawings from the 1980s onward with recent works on paper and canvas, a film, … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]

“Dio Horia in Mykonos”

Dio Horia | Contemporary Art Platform

August 2015

The exhibition “Dio Horia in Mykonos” marks the launch of a platform for reviving the Greek island of Mykonos—famed for its Kardashian-grade holiday scene—as a summer salon. Curated by Dio Horia founder Marina Vranopoulou, this … READ ON

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“Terrapolis”

École Française d'Athènes

June 2015

This is the first time the French School at Athens has opened its garden to the public—a result of the second collaboration between the Athens-based nonprofit NEON and the Whitechapel Gallery in London. The setting makes this exhibition, … READ ON

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Nadia Kaabi-Linke

June 2015

There is something unbearable about the lightness of Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s work, articulated in the diversity of material and form she employs to suit concept and site. Take Flying Carpet, 2011, a suspended cage-like sculpture shaped from … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

“A Hundred Years of Shame”

June 2015

“A Hundred Years of Shame: Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations” traced the expression of dissent and pluralism in the work of eighteen artists from the “Chinese world.” The phrase is interesting: It presents an … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

OPENINGS: MONIRA AL QADIRI

May 2015

COMING IN at just under three minutes, Travel Prayer, 2014, one of Monira Al Qadiri’s latest videos, is brief, but its focus is precise: The artist distills into this short span the momentous collisions between tradition and technology, … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Vlassis Caniaris

May 2015

Vlassis Caniaris was insider and outsider, observer and participant, artist and citizen, all at once: a humanist who grasped the world in all its nuances and complexities. This sensibility is most evident in his “Gastarbeiter-Fremdarbeiter”… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Tseng Kwong Chi

April 2015

The image of Tseng Kwong Chi dressed in a Mao suit, wearing Ray-Bans, and posing for a self-portrait in front of the World Trade Center for his photograph New York, New York, 1979, is undeniably iconic. After all, selfies were not yet a thing… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2015 [TOC]

Alex Hubbard and Jon Pestoni

March 2015

This was not the first time Alex Hubbard and Jon Pestoni have collaborated. In 2010 they paired up for a show at Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago, and in 2012 they produced a conversation between a “man” (in the role of the interviewer)… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Cécile B. Evans

February 2015

Cécile B. Evans’s recent exhibition “Hyperlinks” centered on a roughly twenty-three-minute looped video, Hyperlinks or it didn’t happen, 2014, which was shown in the corner of the gallery on a flat screen positioned in front of a … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]