Brian Wallis


September 2017

Curated by Quentin Bajac with Kristen Gaylord Shore has long been revered for his glorious large-format color photographs from “Uncommon Places,” a record of his cross-country road trips of the 1970s and ’80s. Despite the photos’ lush Pop … READ ON



May 2017

Curated by Theodora Vischer Few artists working today illuminate the politics of everyday life with the subtle insight and devastating versatility of photographer Wolfgang Tillmans. He turns seemingly casual observations of simple subjects,… READ ON


“Provoke: Photography in Japan 1960–1975”

February 2017

THE JAGGED, high-contrast, and blurry imagery often associated with postwar Japanese photography can be traced to the legendary photo magazine that is the subject of the compact and exhilarating exhibition “Provoke: Between Protest and … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

“Walker Evans: A Vernacular Style”

January 2017

Curated by Clément Chéroux While Walker Evans is known today primarily for the austere formalism of his documentary-style photographs from the 1930s, this sprawling retrospective—the first ever for Evans in France—argues for a different view.… READ ON


“The Keeper”

October 2016

A sprawling installation, the exhibition “The Keeper” at the New Museum in New York was really a collection of collections, covering three floors (plus the museum’s lobby gallery) and comprising some four thousand objects—scrapbooks and … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2016 [TOC]


June 2016

FEW PICTURES CAPTURE the full-throttle thrill of youthful rebellion as well as Danny Lyon’s 1966 photograph of a lone motorcyclist speeding across a bridge over the Ohio River. Helmetless, he looks back over his shoulder, his hair streaming… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2016 [TOC]

“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography”

January 2015

Curated by Virginia Heckert Exactly what photography is at this point is an open question. Proliferating digital technologies and omnipresent smartphone cameras have made photographic imaging ridiculously easy, costless, and ubiquitous—a flow… READ ON


“Sarah Charlesworth: Stills”

September 2014

Curated by Matthew Witkovsky In 1980, when Sarah Charlesworth first showed her “Stills,” six-and-a-half-foot-high black-and-white photographs of falling figures, they seemed huge and out of place. Photography was then not widely shown in … READ ON


Documenta11, plus a roster of participating artists

May 2002

Anyone who knows anything about Documenta11 knows that the theme of this year’s rendition of the quinquennial blockbuster is globalism. But these days globalism can mean a lot of things, most of which have to do with economic multinationalism… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2002 [TOC]

Pew Charitable Trusts

November 1999

TEN YEARS after Senator Jesse Helms lit into Andres Serrano and Robert Mapplethorpe for making “indecent art,” we find ourselves in the midst of another protracted culture war, this time more serious than the first: I’m referring not to the… READ ON

IN PRINT November 1999