Michèle Faguet

Dena Yago

January 2017

The four photographs displayed in Dena Yago’s recent show “Heck & The Divested Set” were shot by the artist in Pioneertown, a fake western frontier outpost conceived and built by Hollywood investors and production designers in the 1940s to … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2017 [TOC]

Phil Collins, Boris Mikhailov, Abraham Cruzvillegas

December 2011

Disclaimer: After a decade of far too many address changes and long-haul flights (all for the sake of art), 2011 was the year I finally decided to just stay home and write, only venturing out on rare occasions to destinations of reasonable … READ ON

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Boris Mikhailov

September 2011

For more than four decades, Boris Mikhailov has photographed the shifting visual landscape of his native Ukraine, utilizing a range of formal approaches while never fully abandoning the spontaneous, amateur quality of what initially began as… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2011 [TOC]

Per Billgren and Leigh Ledare

June 2011

“Something Might Have Been Better Than Nothing . . .” was the suggestive title of a two-person exhibition by Per Billgren and Leigh Ledare, childhood friends from Seattle and former art school classmates at Columbia University. It sounds like… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2011 [TOC]

Armando Andrade Tudela

May 2011

In Armando Andrade Tudela’s latest exhibition, “Alto sorto sopra” (Rising High Above), two sculptural installations inhabit the far left corner of the gallery’s rectangular subterranean space, with the second of these wedged between a column… READ ON

PICKS

Elisabeth Neudörfl

February 2011

In a text describing the methodologies and conceptual concerns that comprise her “topographic” approach to documentary photography, Elisabeth Neudörfl has written that “a fundamental strategy of photography is exclusion.” With its high-contrast… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2011 [TOC]

Haegue Yang: Arrivals

January 2011

Haegue Yang’s prolific output during the past decade encompasses a broad range of media, but the Korean-born artist is perhaps best known for her venetian-blind installations, which utilize ambient lighting, scent emitters, and heating and … READ ON

PREVIEWS

Anna Oppermann

December 2010

“Somewhere in this world, complexity must still be valued.” Anna Oppermann (1940–1993) wrote these words midway through a brief yet prolific career during which she endured the disdain of many critics perplexed by the large, unruly installations… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2010 [TOC]

Vasco Araújo and Javier Téllez

October 2010

“Mais que a vida” (Larger than Life) was an ambitious exhibition (traveling to Spain’s Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, where it is on view through January 9, 2011) that surveyed the prolific trajectories of Portuguese artist Vasco Araújo… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2010 [TOC]

Annika Eriksson

September 2010

In Annika Eriksson’s recent exhibition “Wir sind wieder da” (We’re Back), a digitized 16-mm film loop showed a nocturnal scene of a group of punks casually conversing and drinking beer in a vacant lot filled with makeshift furniture: abandoned… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2010 [TOC]