Leslie J. Urea

An-My L

An-My L discusses her photographs of the Coast Guard

October 2013

An-My Lê’s photographs, whether of American soldiers in training or of her native Vietnam, typically focus on the preparation and aftermath of the US military’s activities. Here, Lê speaks about working on her first commission: photographs … READ ON


Ellen Harvey

Corcoran Gallery of Art

August 2013

In the distant future, the aliens of Ellen Harvey’s humorous and intriguing four-part installation embark on Earth-wide research regarding the function and design of classical and neoclassical “Pillar-Things.” The exhibition turns Washington,… READ ON


Lee Mingwei

Lee Mingwei discusses his latest work, Luminous Depths

August 2013

The New York–based Taiwanese artist Lee Mingwei is known for his participatory installations that revolve around interpersonal exchanges during seemingly quotidian events, such as mending one’s clothes, having a meal, or sleeping. The artist… READ ON


Wolfgang Laib

Wolfgang Laib on Mark Rothko and his concurrent museum exhibitions

March 2013

The German artist Wolfgang Laib is well known for his meticulous installations. Pollen from Hazelnut, 2013, is on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York until March 11, 2013, and the permanent Wax Room (Where have you gone–where are … READ ON


“Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

January 2013

The cheekily named “Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop” cleverly demonstrates that from the medium’s inception, photographers were using it for trickery, toggling between perceptible and imperceptible manipulation, whether … READ ON


Zwelethu Mthethwa

Baltimore Museum of Art

January 2013

You can definitely feel the heat of the sun as it bears down on the subjects of the South African artist Zwelethu Mthethwa’s photographs, now on view as part of the Front Room series at the Baltimore Museum of Art’s recently reopened contemporary… READ ON


Roy Lichtenstein

The National Gallery of Art

December 2012

There are approximately 135 works in this vast retrospective of Roy Lichtenstein’s oeuvre, and even more dots, a shape the artist relished. While the array of dots may be dizzying, the National Gallery of Art’s fourteen themes guide visitors… READ ON


Chen Chieh-jen

Chen Chieh-jen discusses his new film Happiness Building I

November 2012

Chen Chieh-jen is a Taiwanese artist whose most recent film is titled Happiness Building I. Here he discusses the film’s collaborative framework and his “active social practice.” Happiness Building I is on view at the Shihlin Paper Mill … READ ON


Ai Weiwei

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

October 2012

In the first major US survey of Ai Weiwei’s work, Mori Art Museum curator Mami Kataoka has added to her 2009 Mori exhibition, to produce an insightful and thought-provoking installation that leads one to look beyond the artist’s recent … READ ON



Project Fulfill Art Space

March 2012

Chim↑Pom’s irrepressible energy permeates the collective’s first solo exhibition outside Japan, “Beautiful World – SURVIVAL DANCE,” curated by Huang Chien-Hung and co-organized with Mujin-to Production. Known for their controversial social … READ ON