David Velasco

Into the Storm

September 2017

APRIL 16, 2017 AT 2:24 PM EST  Dearest Bruce,  Today, a resurrection.   On Tuesday, as you recommended, I went to Light Industry to see Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield’s 1984 conversation, or portrait of, Craig Owens, part of Video Data … READ ON

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PERSONAL TOUCH

David Velasco on Anne Imhof’s Faust at the German Pavilion, Venice

September 2017

THE LINE to get into Anne Imhof’s German pavilion takes two hours. Dobermans roam behind a twelve-foot-high welded-wire fence. We wait impatiently, a procession of docile tourists, shapeless and slouching in tired linens, sweating in all the… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2017 [TOC]

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Work/Travail/Arbeid, performed at MoMA 3/28/2017

March 2017

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Work/Travail/Arbeid, 2015. Performance… READ ON

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Justin Shoulder at de Sarthe Gallery on March 22, 2017

March 2017

Justin Shoulder at de Sarthe Gallery, March 22, 2017.… READ ON

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Douglas Crimp’s Before Pictures

March 2017

Before Pictures, by Douglas Crimp. New York: Dancing Foxes Press; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. 308 pages.  IT STARTS LIKE a classic bildungsroman from the mighty island-city: It’s 1967, and a young writer from a beautiful, … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]

Thank You for Being a Friend

November 2016

November 21, 2016 at 8:54 PM EST  Dear Mr. B,  I’ve just come home from an event of much love at the Kitchen, part of the rollout of Douglas [Crimp]’s superb memoir [Before Pictures]. Three exemplary interlocutors from three different dance… READ ON

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Terence Koh

Terence Koh talks about his “bee chapel”

May 2016

The mythmaker Terence Koh makes the most of big questions. For his show “bee chapel” at Andrew Edlin’s new space on the Bowery, the Beijing-born, Ontario-raised artist has brought upstate New York downtown, covering the gallery’s floors in … READ ON

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Kim Brandt

Kim Brandt talks about Clear Night

May 2016

Kim Brandt’s smart, affecting, weird-form dances never take for granted the bodily habits or functional protocols of modern choreography and its users. Here she talks about her latest work, Clear Night, 2016, commissioned by Issue Project … READ ON

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Park McArthur

January 2016

Absorption is a loaded word in art history, but Park McArthur is not an artist who shies away from the loaded. Two of the more remarkable installations in recent memory are her Posey Restraint, 2014, a straitjacket strung drolly across a … READ ON

PREVIEWS

My Barbarian

My Barbarian talks about “Double Agency” at LACMA

April 2015

Making fun may be our best strategy for survival. Or at least the best way to stay cool in the heat of the in-between, the space of interruption where My Barbarian does their most incisive work. Here the notorious collective—founded in 2000… READ ON

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