Alex Jovanovich

Scott Covert

FIERMAN, SITUATIONS

November 2017

Death pairs well with glamour: Think of Marlene Dietrich’s prostitute-spy character in Dishonored (1931), as she applies her lipstick before meeting a firing squad; Bette Davis as terminally ill socialite Judith Traherne in Dark Victory (… READ ON

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Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer talks about her retrospective, films, and legacy

October 2017

Barbara Hammer, a beloved icon of lesbian and experimental filmmaking, has a very full season ahead of her: the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York is hosting “Evidentiary Bodies,” a retrospective spanning fifty years and… READ ON

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Tabboo!

Tabboo!, aka Stephen Tashjian, talks about his life and art

September 2017

Painter, theatrical designer, and drag artist Tabboo!, also known as Stephen Tashjian, was an essential figure in New York’s early downtown art and club scene. “World of Tabboo! Early & Recent Work” will feature a new batch of his paintings… READ ON

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“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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