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Steven Gontarski

January 2008

Steven Gontarski’s work juxtaposes ancient references with a contemporary sensibility in a strongly evocative and personal manner. The artist's aesthetic strategy is particularly evident in his portraits, which are characterized by a range … READ ON

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Paul Fryer

December 2007

A late-nineteenth-century Western Union lineman, John Feeks, who was electrocuted after falling onto power lines in New York, is the departure point for Paul Fryer’s new site-specific installation Martyr, the only piece in his exhibition “In… READ ON

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“Vertigo: The Century of Off-media Art, from Futurism to the Web”

October 2007

This exhibition reconstructs the “vertigo” that leads from Futurism to art disseminated by new media, traversing multiple modern movements that range from avant-garde syntheses of the arts and the Gesamtkunstwerk to present-day metastylistic… READ ON

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“Dangerous Beauty”

October 2007

Western society has long approached its aspirations, moral values, and ambitions (to be famous, rich, successful) via an obsession with appearances. The mass media imposes aesthetic ideals that are often unattainable, requiring viewers to … READ ON

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Claire Fontaine

May 2007

Claire Fontaine, a French collective that has gained critical attention for its politically engaged Conceptual artworks, here offers a project that unfolds in both locations of the Neapolitan gallery. “Taccuini di Guerra Incivile” (Uncivil … READ ON

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Sabah Naim

April 2007

Two years after her last show at Lia Rumma’s gallery in Milan, Egyptian artist Sabah Naim has returned to the gallery, in its Naples location, to exhibit poetic work that explores memory’s decisive role in the investigation of the present. … READ ON

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Robert Barry

April 2007

The video and wall works of Robert Barry, with his signature minimal use of language, continually keep his Conceptualism near the point of dematerialization. The artist neither creates tautological propositions nor hammers out specific … READ ON

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Wolfe Lenkiewicz

February 2007

In Wolfe Lenkiewicz’s work, allegories, heraldic motifs, and references drawn from classical antiquity and art history are combined with popular imagery, and ancient techniques are used to depict current events. The result is an eccentric … READ ON

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Michel Auder

February 2007

“Dope and Narcotica Series” is the first show in Italy by French-born, New York–based artist Michel Auder. A pioneer in the field of video, Auder began his career as a filmmaker, looking to Jean-Luc Godard and Andy Warhol for inspiration. … READ ON

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Jota Castro

January 2007

Jota Castro’s past diplomatic career serves as the existential motivation for his work as an artist—including “Enjoy Your Travel,” this exhibition of new work—which has been devoted entirely to fostering critical discourse about social issues.… READ ON

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