David Velasco

The Power of Good-Bye

January 2018

I SHOWED UP on this magazine’s doorstep twelve years ago. I came cold, via a classified ad for an editorial assistant on some antique website called mediabistro.com. I had no connections, was broke and unworthy. I had all the wrong education… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2018 [TOC]

“Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016”

January 2018

Curated by Christophe Cherix, David Platzker, and Connie Butler She’s the greatest dancer. For more than five decades, Adrian Piper has advanced and everted that great whirl of thinking and form we too neatly call Conceptual art. Piper shows… READ ON

PREVIEWS

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

VIDEO

Justin Shoulder at de Sarthe Gallery on March 22, 2017

March 2017

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

VIDEO

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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