Stephanie Bailey

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler

November 2014

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler’s “The Unreliable Narrator” presented the emergent twenty-first century as one that is both authoritarian and anarchic, a divide articulated through the division of the single gallery space into two rooms … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Elias Hansen

October 2014

In Elias Hansen’s work, glass objects, including beakers, test tubes, and flasks—some found, others specially made, many brightly colored—are assembled with other secondhand items and light fixtures, often on wooden shelving, to suggest… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2014 [TOC]

Nikos Markou and Kostis Velonis

September 2014

The title of this exhibition of recent works by Kostis Velonis and Nikos Markou—“The Future Lies Behind Us: Two New Proposals Beside an Older One”—was explained by the inclusion of a work by Vlassis Caniaris, produced during his DAAD … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]

Sun Xun

September 2014

The animated film What Happened in Past Dragon Year (all works cited, 2014) was the centerpiece of Sun Xun’s recent exhibition “Brave New World.” It formed part of a sculptural installation—also depicted in a drawing titled Organism … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian

June 2014

The sensory overload produced by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian’s exhibition “The Exquisite Corpse Shall Drink the New Wine” was immediate. There was work everywhere, from paintings, collages, and videos to … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2014 [TOC]

Helmut Schweizer

May 2014

The exhibition statement for Helmut Schweizer’s “Melancolia. 8/6–3/11. A Chi di Competenza” (Melancholy. 8/6—3/11. To Whom It May Concern) begins with Walter Benjamin’s famous description of the angel of history. Benjamin’s angel… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2014 [TOC]

“Great Crescent”

April 2014

Having been Japanese colonies until 1945, Taiwan and Korea, along with their former conqueror, were gradually absorbed into American Cold War policy in East Asia as part of an economic and political buffer zone dubbed the “Great Crescent.”… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2014 [TOC]

Lee Kit

April 2014

For Lee Kit, painting is like breathing: an act of leaving an invisible trace within a space so that “[e]ven if a person isn’t there, you can feel his breath.” Lee treats surfaces like conveyors of personal residues, combining and … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2014 [TOC]

Katrina Palmer

March 2014

For her exhibition “Reality Flickers,” performance artist, sculptor, and writer Katrina Palmer transformed MOT International into what looked like a backstage rehearsal space for a performance under production. Four chairs (one alone and… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2014 [TOC]

Duane Michals

Duane Michals on his life and work

February 2014

Born in 1932 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, the New York–based photographer Duane Michals is widely celebrated for his photo sequences—as exemplified in his 1970 book Sequences—as well as for writing messages and poems directly onto his… READ ON