Julia Bryan-Wilson

Merce Cunningham

May 2017

MERCE CUNNINGHAM, one of the most celebrated and influential choreographers of the twentieth century, died at the age of ninety in 2009. In 2011, the Walker Art Center acquired his dance company’s collection of sets, costumes, and theatrical… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

Joanie 4 Jackie

February 2017

THE GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE in Los Angeles recently acquired the archives of Joanie 4 Jackie (J4J), the feminist video “chain letter” begun by artist, filmmaker, and writer Miranda July in 1995. Art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson, who worked… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

autonomous sensory meridian response

November 2016

THE THIRTY-FOUR-MINUTE VIDEO opens with a tight shot of rings embedded in a velvet display case. As a softly accented voice describes them one by one, a white woman’s manicured fingers stroke the black fabric of the case and tap gently on … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2016 [TOC]

Susan E. Cahan’s Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power

June 2016

Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power, by Susan E. Cahan.Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. 360 pages.  WHEN THE EXHIBITION “Art AIDS America” was on view last winter at the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington, … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2016 [TOC]

Sophie Calle

February 2016

In 1988, the French artist Sophie Calle, whose work has long plumbed the vicissitudes of power, purportedly received a promising overture. “An American bank invited me to do a project,” she states. “Their ATMs were equipped with video cameras… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

Zoe Leonard

September 2015

In Zoe Leonard’s “Sun Photographs,” 2010–, the artist sets out to depict some of the paradoxes of light. The series, selections from which were on view at Anthony Meier this past spring, features emanations from the sun captured in gelatin … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]

“Agitprop!”

September 2015

Curated by Catherine J. Morris, Saisha Grayson, Jess Wilcox, and Stephanie Weissberg Titles with exclamation points can come off like they’re trying too hard. This exhibition, however, might merit such enthusiasm, as its innovative premise … READ ON

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OPENINGS: ROBERT HODGE

March 2015

STAND YOUR GROUND. The words have been seared into the outermost layers of a thickly matted accumulation of reclaimed paper; brown scorch marks, residue of the burning process, radiate from the edges of the letters. This sobering piece by … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Juan Muņoz

January 2015

Curated by Vicente Todolí Over the past decade, high-profile exhibitions in major venues, including Tate Modern, London, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, have kept Spanish artist Juan Muñoz on the radar. His oeuvre… READ ON

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“EZTV: Video Transfer”

September 2014

Founded in 1979 in West Hollywood by queer screenwriter John Dorr, EZTV was one of the first of its kind: a showcase and incubator dedicated solely to video makers. EZTV inhabited several locations before settling into a space on Santa Monica… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]