Michelle Kuo

the 57th Venice Biennale

NEWS

May 2017

OPENING ON MAY 13, the Fifty-Seventh Venice Biennale will take place amid roiling geopolitical waters—and massive shifts regarding the production of objects, ideas, and selves. Curator Christine Macel talked with Artforum editor Michelle Kuo… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

Documenta 14

NEWS

April 2017

THIS YEAR, the vaunted quinquennial Documenta 14 will take place in two cities, opening in Athens on April 8 and in Kassel on June 10. Artistic director Adam Szymczyk—who is collaborating with an extensive team that includes curators Pierre… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

SHOW OF HANDS

March 2017

IN THESE TIMES of fear and loathing, what can a body do? Put up a hand to resist, to stop the madness, to raise a defense; gather, perform, march.  The cover of this issue depicts one such gesture, in a photograph taken at a Black Lives Matter… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]

“Kai Althoff: And then leave me to the common swifts”

September 2016

Curated by Kai Althoff, Laura Hoptman, and Margaret Ewing Kai Althoff is decadent, in the fin-de-siècle sense of the word. The artist’s Symbolist eye for all things excessive, ardent, and synesthetic was cultivated in 1990s Cologne, yet … READ ON

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INTRODUCTION

June 2016

I AM A MODEL MINORITY. I got good grades in math, I played tennis and the piano, and any dabbling in recreational drugs or light Marxism didn’t really faze anyone. But otherness always overtakes assimilation; I was always acutely aware of … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2016 [TOC]

COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS: A ROUNDTABLE

Dipesh Chakrabarty, David Joselit, Kara Keeling, Kobena Mercer, Michelle Kuo, and Emily Roysdon; moderated by Huey Copeland

June 2016

TO MAP THE SHIFTING COORDINATES OF IDENTITY—and difference—in culture today, critic and art historian HUEY COPELAND moderates a roundtable with artist EMILY ROYSDON; film theorist KARA KEELING; Artforum’s editor, MICHELLE KUO; and some of … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2016 [TOC]

“Electronic Superhighway (2016–1966)”

January 2016

Curated by Omar Kholeif with Séamus McCormack Why do we still talk about the Internet in terms of driving a car? Networks, data, circuits: These are all non-spaces, incommensurable with the physical experience of distances or roads or freeways,… READ ON

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LIGHT REPAIRS: A ROUNDTABLE ON THE RESTORATION OF MARK ROTHKO’S HARVARD MURALS

June 2015

WHEN IS A PAINTING not a painting anymore?  In 1962, Mark Rothko created the Harvard Murals, a set of six monumental paintings, five of which were displayed in the penthouse dining room of the university’s Holyoke Center, a windowed perch … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

“Trevor Paglen: The Octopus”

May 2015

Curated by Franziska Nori “What you see is what you see,” Frank Stella famously pronounced, but nothing could be further from the truth for Trevor Paglen, for whom what is seen is just the beginning. The New York-based artist’s lush, … READ ON

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PORTFOLIO

Anicka Yi

March 2015

SOMETHING SMELLED OFF IN THE GALLERY. Something ruined, or bad. The distinctive, slightly sickening odor turned out to be emanating from a plain cardboard box: Inside were stacks of clear plastic petri dishes, each flush with its own living,… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]