Michelle Kuo

“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]

Vaporware

EDITOR'S LETTER:

December 2014

THIS WAS A YEAR OF TOO MUCH INFORMATION, and too little. We were inundated by news of deadly viruses, for instance—but it was the gap in communication, in safety protocols, in knowledge, that spread panic. What inspires fear reveals weakness.… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Fujiko Nakaya at the Glass House

ON SITE

November 2014

Fujiko Nakaya changed the weather. In 1970, the Japanese artist produced a stunning fog that swelled and occluded a pavilion at the world’s fair in Osaka, Japan. The Pepsi Pavilion, dubbed after its corporate sponsor, was created by the group… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

“Zero: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s”

September 2014

Curated by Valerie Hillings Promoting a vision somewhere between glory and horror, the postwar German group Zero has long puzzled me. Was their self-proclaimed desire to create a tabula rasa—to wipe the slate clean for the world—part of a … READ ON

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