Kate Green

Nina Katchadourian

Blanton Museum of Art

May 2017

In 2012, Nina Katchadourian’s 2011 series “Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style,” consisting of pictures styled after sober Northern Renaissance paintings and shot inside airplane bathrooms—including headdresses fashioned from … READ ON

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Cauleen Smith

Center for Contemporary Art & Culture

December 2016

For those finding it difficult to see beyond a post-election haze, this show’s kaleidoscope of talismans, filmed utopias, and jazz sounds offers a welcome apparition. A room-size installation, titled Asterisms, 2016, is the most ambitious … READ ON

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Yoshua Okón

testsite

November 2016

The dark heart of “Miasma” is the ten-minute video (all works titled Miasma and dated 2016) Yoshua Okón developed––along with sculptures and drawings for this living-room space located in a state associated with more than its fair share of … READ ON

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Tammie Rubin

de stijl | PODIUM FOR ART

November 2016

Millions fled Jim Crow South during the Great Migration, yet the disproportionate abuse of black bodies continues, as does hope for its end. Prompted by Black Lives Matter, we lament institutionalized injustices even as we venerate our first… READ ON

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Mai-Thu Perret

Nasher Sculpture Center

May 2016

One’s first glimpse of this small yet powerful exhibition—an installation of eight life-size female fighters, a ceramic dog, an enormous Rorschach-like painting, and two oversize sculptural eyes—is through a glass wall that Mai-Thu Perret … READ ON

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“Strange Pilgrims”

The Contemporary Austin | Jones Center

November 2015

Circa 1968, amid the Cold War’s existential crises and worldwide student protests against institutionalized repression and violence, artists challenged the hegemony of autonomous objects with conceptual works that exposed the role of embodied… READ ON

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Michael Smith

Lora Reynolds Gallery

October 2015

The fulcrum of Michael Smith’s newest body of work is an intriguing twenty-minute video that, like the larger project it is part of, is titled Excuse Me!?! . . . I’m Looking for the “Fountain of Youth.” Produced with collaborators and subtitled… READ ON

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Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio

testsite

June 2015

Performance is now practically ubiquitous in exhibitions, and this can make it difficult for artists to leverage bodies to startling ends. Yet Janine Antoni and choreographer Stephen Petronio achieve this in their latest effort, a small show… READ ON

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Deborah Hay

Blanton Museum of Art

April 2014

This exhibition, the first in a museum for choreographer Deborah Hay, involves an absorbing multiscreen video installation that presents four versions of a solo dance. For decades, Hay, who worked in the 1960s with Merce Cunningham and the … READ ON

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Vishal Jugdeo

Lora Reynolds Gallery

February 2014

Vishal Jugdeo’s installation A Weight Dangles Above Your Head / A Shaky Picture Has No Weight, 2014, is captivating and as elusive as its subject: the instability of representation and of arriving at truth. The project’s twenty-three-minute… READ ON

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