Lori Cole

Silvia Gruner

Americas Society

March 2016

In the photographic diptych How to Look at Mexican Art, 1995, Silvia Gruner displays a punctured molcajete, or Mexican grinding mortar, atop bright-red plastic. Her hand grips the object from above in the first image and playfully penetrates… READ ON

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Penelope Umbrico

Bruce Silverstein Gallery

January 2016

Fifteen archival prints of photographs of sunlight streaming into Grand Central Station, watermarked with their sources—sites such as Art.com, Easy Art, Picasso.com—greet visitors to Penelope Umbrico’s latest exhibition, playfully drawing … READ ON

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“Cromofobia”

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (MACBA)

January 2015

An exhibition whose works share only a lack of color, “Cromofobia” asks the viewer to look closely at each object’s texture, material, and scale. Many pieces reveal affinities through their placement, as in the case of Leandro Katz’s photograph… READ ON

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“Speaking of People”

The Studio Museum in Harlem

January 2015

In “Speaking of People,” artists cut, collage, and repurpose Ebony and Jet—two magazines launched in the mid–twentieth century for black audiences—to draw attention to representations of race in print. In her inventive sixty-piece grid, … READ ON

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Eleanor Antin

The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston

April 2014

From 1972 through 1991, Eleanor Antin invented personas of different races, genders, and professions to destabilize any single identity. Her role-playing was then documented in photographs and videos, which are displayed here alongside various… READ ON

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“(Re)presentaciones: Fotografía Latinoamericana Contemporánea”

Tabacalera

August 2013

Installed in La Tabacalera, a crumbling former tobacco factory, as part of the PhotoEspaña festival, this exhibition considers the effects of political change on everyday life in Latin America via the traditions of landscape, portraiture, … READ ON

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“Abstract Generation”

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

June 2013

The artists in “Abstract Generation” update Minimalism’s depersonalized geometry by emphasizing the hand of the artist and playfully engaging with the technology of printmaking. In Ryan Gander’s I’ve Got the Money If You’ve Got the Time, … READ ON

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“PAINT THINGS: Beyond the Stretcher”

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

March 2013

At what point can a painting become sculpture? The deCordova Sculpture Park addresses this question in “PAINT THINGS,” an exhibition that features work by eighteen artists who blur the boundaries between media by incorporating painting into… READ ON

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Mickalene Thomas

The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston

January 2013

Comprising five glittering, large-scale paintings, Mickalene Thomas’s latest exhibition flaunts both the presence and the absence of her African-American female subjects in boldly patterned domestic interiors. Sandra: She’s a Beauty, 2009, … READ ON

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“Contemporary Cartographies: Drawing Thought”

CaixaForum Madrid

January 2013

By subverting the conventions of mapmaking, the seventy-five artists in “Contemporary Cartographies” imagine new ways of organizing the world. The exhibition begins with maps of Spain made by the royal geographer Tómas López between the 1770s… READ ON

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