Alex Fialho

Practice Makes Perfect

The 9th Open Engagement

April 2017 CHICAGO

WHAT IS YOUR REVOLUTION? The icebreaker question, raised by Field Foundation president Angelique Power during last week’s “Practicing Utopia Over Breakfast” program, gets at the aim of this year’s art and social practice Open Engagement … READ ON

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Resistance Is Fertile

The 5th Los Angeles Art Book Fair

March 2017 LOS ANGELES

“I’VE READ MORE BOOKS THAN TRUMP,” claimed a silk screen at Karl LaRocca’s Kayrock Screenprinting booth at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair this weekend. “Not hard!” asserted an Angelino in a crop top amid the bustling throngs of bibliophiles.… READ ON

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Raúl de Nieves and Colin Self

Raúl de Nieves and Colin Self on the new production of their opera The Fool

February 2017

Scored for a chorus and string ensemble, Raúl de Nieves and Colin Self’s chamber opera The Fool rises up with an ethos that feels equally majestic and DIY. After a 2014 premiere at ISSUE Project Room, The Fool returns with an elevated … READ ON

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Nick Mauss

Nick Mauss discusses his work on “Design Dreams, A Celebration of Léon Bakst”

December 2016

Nick Mauss frequently stages and animates historical material in his works, which revel in unexpected juxtapositions and recontextualizations. It is fitting that he has envisioned the exhibition layout for “Design Dreams, A Celebration of … READ ON

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Yet Again

The 12th edition of ArtBO

November 2016 BOGOTÁ

UNCERTAINTY IS IN THE AIR IN COLOMBIA. In early October, the Colombian people voted in a nationwide poll against a referendum that would have ended the country’s fifty-two-year civil war. Given this context, two of the leading events in the… READ ON

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Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist speaks about her exhibition at the New Museum

October 2016

For three decades, Pipilotti Rist’s videos and immersive installations have stretched both the technical means of their creation and the organic realm from which her forms emerge. Rist’s art imaginatively upends our relationship to spectatorship… READ ON

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Isaac Julien

Jessica Silverman Gallery

June 2016

Isaac Julien’s films and immersive video installations have been stunning audiences for decades. It comes as no surprise, then, that the artist’s sumptuous large-scale photographs envelop you cinematically. Mounted on aluminum, the four … READ ON

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Big Game

The 8th Dallas Art Fair

April 2016 DALLAS

ANSWERS TO MY QUESTION “What’s the biggest thing at the Dallas Art Fair?” ranged widely: “Socialite updos.” “Plastic surgery bills.” “Howard Rachofsky’s impressive art collection.” “Howard Rachofsky’s checkbook.” “Paola Pivi’s airplane … READ ON

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Rodney McMillian

Rodney McMillian on his three solo museum exhibitions on the East Coast

April 2016

Rodney McMillian is having a moment. The artist currently has three solo exhibitions on view at East Coast museums: “Views of Main Street” at the Studio Museum in Harlem, through June 26, 2016; “The Black Show” at the Institute of Contemporary… READ ON

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Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson speaks about his latest solo show in New York

January 2016

The photographs in Gregory Crewdson’s first solo exhibition in New York City in six years are an extension of his hallmark depictions of eerie encounters in American homes and neighborhoods, yet the new works are set in more rural forest … READ ON

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