Alena J. Williams

“The World of Charles and Ray Eames”

February 2016

BEGINNING WITH the acclaimed 1999–2002 traveling exhibition “The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention,” organized by the US Library of Congress in collaboration with the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the twenty-first century… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz

Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz discuss Aftershow

September 2014

Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, a Berlin-based duo, reinvent historical narratives in film, photography, and performance through queer discourses. Aftershow, a new book published this month by Sternberg Press, will be available at the New… READ ON


Otto Piene

Neue Nationalgalerie, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle

August 2014

This retrospective of works by the late Otto Piene, titled “More Sky,” spans two institutions and includes his early drawings and paintings from the 1950s as well as an assembly of rotating light sculptures from the ’60s and ’70s at the … READ ON


Nancy Holt (1938–2014)

Alena J. Williams on Nancy Holt (1938–2014)

May 2014

SEVERAL YEARS AGO while making a research trip to New Mexico, I visited one of Nancy Holt’s meditation sessions in Santa Fe. Meditation for her was not merely idle contemplation, but an alertness to the smallest details in a single “granule… READ ON


Ingrid Furre

Dan Gunn

January 2014

At first blush, “Restaurant,” the title of Swedish artist Ingrid Furre’s current solo exhibition, is misleading. Rather than summoning the conviviality of collective dining, Furre’s makeshift cabinets and plates (all works Untitled, 2013) … READ ON