Annie Godfrey Larmon

Baseera Khan

June 2017

SOME FAMILIES STACK THE DOLLA BILLS. MY FAMILY STACKS THE TRAUMA. NOW I’M TRYING TO MAKE SOME MONEY OFF UNDERSTANDING MY MAMA’S DRAMA. These lines appear in the print Prayer (prostrating in submission five times a day to an entity outside of… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2017 [TOC]

CÚline Condorelli

P!

May 2017

“Epilogue,” the architect-artist Céline Condorelli’s current exhibition about exhibitions marks the swan song of P!, Prem Krishnamurthy’s “mom-and-pop Kunsthalle,” which has, in its fleeting five years, staged more than forty shows and offsite… READ ON

PICKS

Ann Greene Kelly

April 2017

Of all the words that have suffered the abuses of our new administration’s slippery rhetoric, drain might have it the worst. In October, Ronald Reagan’s “Drain the swamp” refrain entered the MAGA camp’s repertoire of chants, and in January … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

Michele Abeles

February 2017

What’s black and white and red all over? Such a question, of course, is a riddle whose punch line could be “a sunburned zebra” or “a newspaper.” Michele Abeles nods to this joke in the announcement for her recent exhibition at 47 Canal: The… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Camille Blatrix

January 2017

Camille Blatrix’s equivocal objects seem borne from some familiar future—a yet-to-arrive moment about which we are already inexplicably melancholic. They recall the technological effluences of a bygone era: phone booths, ticket kiosks, radios,… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2017 [TOC]

Caitlin Keogh

November 2016

Like that of many painters seeking to replicate the conditions of our hypernetworked moment—its recombinatory and citational visual culture, and the material disconnect between the depths of seemingly infinite information and the flat, hard… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2016 [TOC]

Rosalind Nashashibi

October 2016

“To remember, one must imagine,” art historian Georges Didi-Huberman once wrote. Rosalind Nashashibi’s films task the viewer with considering this inescapable problem of memory: The recollection of an event is always corrupted by the mind … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2016 [TOC]

Nicholas Mangan

September 2016

Nicholas Mangan’s inquiry into the transformation and commodification of the natural world has become increasingly self-aware. The Melbourne-based artist often uses materials as metonyms for complex geopolitical and eco-financial histories.… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

Unica Zürn’s Trumpets of Jericho

BOOKS

May 2016

The Trumpets of Jericho, by Unica Zürn; translated by Christina Svendsen. Cambridge, MA: Wakefield Press, 2015. 80 pages.  “MINE IS THE REALM OF SILK.” So Surrealist artist Unica Zürn weaves a material backdrop for her slender but gutting … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2016 [TOC]

Mika Tajima

April 2016

If cyberspace is, as novelist William Gibson once described it, a “consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators,” then Mika Tajima translates the side effects of this collective trip into impractical biotechnical… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2016 [TOC]