PERFECT CHAOS: VERA CHYTILOVÁ’S SEDMIKRÁSKY (DAISIES)

PERFECT CHAOS: VERA CHYTILOVÁ’S SEDMIKRÁSKY (DAISIES)

J. HOBERMAN ON VERA CHYTILOVÁ’S SEDMIKRÁSKY (DAISIES)

Paul Mpagi Sepuya on “The Conditions,” 2019

Paul Mpagi Sepuya on “The Conditions,” 2019

Los Angeles-based photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya talks about his portraiture, his thoughts on New York and LA, and his show “The Conditions,” on view at Team Gallery through April 20, 2019. Sepuya was the subject of an Artist Project in the March 2019 issue of Artforum, which can be read in print, or online here.

PRINT September 1996

Basquiat

David Rimanelli

WELL, IT’S REALLY not that bad.

That was my gut reaction to a screening of artist Julian Schnabel’s directorial debut. Previous ’80s-artist-becomes-filmmaker vehicles (David Salle’s Search and Destroy, Robert Longo’s Johnny Mnemonic) had been poor precedents at best, and long delays in scheduling the screening had led me and others to speculate that the film’s distributor, Miramax, had gotten cold feet; but I left Basquiat (a flat-footed retitling of Schnabel’s original Build a Fort, Set It on Fire) with a peculiar sense of pleasure and/or relief. The ordinary expectations of schadenfreude had