Alex Jovanovich

“The World Without Us”

Brennan & Griffin

August 2017

If you’ve been at all conscious since the start of this dreadful year and never once wished for Armageddon, you probably shouldn’t be trusted. “The World Without Us,” the darkly suggestive title of this group exhibition, casts the assembled… READ ON

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John Giorno

John Giorno talks about his New York retrospective

July 2017

Ugo Rondinone’s massive project “I ♥ John Giorno” is a love letter to the titular poet—and Rondinone’s husband—which originally opened in 2015 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris before coming to New York this summer. The exhibition, a major … READ ON

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Second Coming

The 1st edition of Condo New York

July 2017 NEW YORK

SUMMER IN NEW YORK IS DISMAL. It turns your face into a pus farm, the air is rich with the scent of garbage cooking on the sidewalks, and my friends’ lengthy trips to Montauk or Morocco remind me of what everyone else seems to have and I … READ ON

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Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz

PARTICIPANT INC

June 2017

Anita Pallenberg is dead, long live Anita Pallenberg.  I couldn’t help but think of the sublime rock goddess, a mere two days after her passing, upon entering Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz’s exhibition (organized by Alhena Katsof and Mason… READ ON

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Maureen Gallace

MoMA PS1

June 2017

I would like to die inside of a Maureen Gallace painting. The New England of her intimately scaled canvases and panels—full of solitary beach shacks and desolate coastlines, summer homes, Christmas cottages, flowers, and trees—is irradiated… READ ON

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David Gordon

David Gordon on Live Archiveorgraphy, 2017, at the Kitchen

May 2017

David Gordon—longtime director, choreographer, actor, playwright, and cofounder of the Judson Dance Theater and the improvisational dance company Grand Union—is preparing to present Live Archiveography, 2017, a performative extension of … READ ON

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Vija Celmins

Matthew Marks Gallery | 522 West 22nd Street

March 2017

Vija Celmins is a ruthless poet. The artist’s images in this exhibition—rippling waters, blank slates, stones, stars—are as obdurate as they are yielding, as everything as they are nothing. Experiencing a fastidiously constructed painting, … READ ON

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Cary Leibowitz

Cary Leibowitz talks about his work, his retrospective, and Fran Drescher

March 2017

There’s a ceramic piece by Cary Leibowitz from 1993 that reads: FUCKED UP HOMO BAR-MITZVAH GAY BOY WORRIES TOO MUCH ABOUT WHAT HIS MOTHER WILL WEAR. “Museum Show,” which runs through June 25, 2017, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San … READ ON

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Band of Outsiders

The 25th Outsider Art Fair

January 2017 NEW YORK

DESPERATE TO LOCATE SOME SHRED OF LIGHT, grace, or decency at the beginning of our new Dark Age, I lumbered downtown to see the Outsider Art Fair the Saturday before last—as my blessed sisters were marching, raging—at the Metropolitan Pavilion… READ ON

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Joyce Pensato

Joyce Pensato talks about art, life, and Mickey Mouse

January 2017

Homer, Kenny, Donald, Mickey: Joyce Pensato’s painterly masticating of these American cartoon icons—distilled in black-and-white enamel—have been seducing audiences for decades. One of her earliest Mickey Mouse paintings will be featured in… READ ON

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