Lillian Davies

Mohssin Harraki

May 2017

In his exhibition “Matière grise” (Gray Matter), Mohssin Harraki’s Débat imaginaire (Imaginary Debate), 2017, covered an entire wall with an enlarged fourteenth-century illustration of the twelfth-century Andalusian thinker Averroes in … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

Caroline Mesquita

April 2017

“I really like when things suddenly go out of control,” French artist Caroline Mesquita has said. Here, she set the scene as a plane crash. Three installations constructed from steel and resin—The Plane Wing, The Plane Sidewall, and The Wing… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

Lili Reynaud-Dewar

March 2017

In 1985, finding that feminism and Marxism had “run aground,” scientist and philosopher Donna Haraway published “A Cyborg Manifesto,” proposing “a creature in a post-gender world.” Arguing for “pleasure in the confusion of boundaries and for… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]

Cathryn Boch

February 2017

The roar of a sewing machine, the rhythmic clicks of a bobbin changing, the flapping of sheets of paper, and the artist’s focused breath were audible through a single pair of headphones at the center of Cathryn Boch’s recent exhibition … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Lara Almarcegui and Mohamed Namou

December 2016

A shared concern for the composition of territory was revealed through a visual dialogue between works by eminent Spanish artist Lara Almarcegui and Mohamed Namou, a recent graduate of the École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

Anita Molinero

November 2015

When activating her potent selections of form and color with the cataclysmic force of gas flames, French artist Anita Molinero does not fully know where her experiments with heat and chemical reactions will lead her. The process she employs… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2015 [TOC]

Simone Fattal

June 2015

Simone Fattal abandoned Beirut in 1980, when Lebanon was mired in civil war. Leaving her home, her studio, and her painting practice behind, and settling in Sausalito, California, the Syrian–born artist enrolled in a sculpture course. One … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

Valentin Carron

May 2015

A direct translation of the title of Valentin Carron’s exhibition “L’Autoroute du soleil à minuit” yields “Highway of the Sun at Midnight.” The romantic-sounding phrase evokes a real highway, the 591-mile-long toll road from Paris through … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Niki de Saint Phalle

February 2015

Three bright and victorious Nana sculptures—Baigneuse (Bathing Beauty), 1967–68; Nana boule (maillot blanc avec polka dots) (Ball Nana [White Suit with Polka Dots]), ca. 1966–68; and Nana fountaine type (Typical Fountain Nana), ca. 1968—greeted… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]

Laure Prouvost

December 2014

Smeared with mud, Laure Prouvost’s letter of invitation for her exhibition “This is the visit” announced a tea party and an evening of “fond- razing” for her Grand Dad, described elsewhere as “a very close friend of Kurt Schwitters” who is … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]