Murtaza Vali

Monika Grabuschnigg and Christine Kettaneh

Carbon 12

October 2016

Through work that is visually and materially distinct, Christine Kettaneh and Monika Grabuschnigg subtly scramble assumptions and subvert stereotypes by smuggling unexpected references and meanings into forms and formats that appear, at least… READ ON

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“The Artist as Activist: Tayeba Begum Lipi and Mahbubur Rahman”

October 2016

One of the first exhibitions of contemporary art from Bangladesh at an American museum, the two-person show “The Artist as Activist” confirmed the South Asian country’s place in the art world as it surveyed the politically engaged practices… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2016 [TOC]

Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)

September 2016

The twenty-two whimsical sculptures that make up Montreal-based Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens’s exhibition “Measures of Inequity” look like the products of an especially dexterous arts-and-crafts class at a Marxist elementary school. Each… READ ON

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Fahd Burki

September 2016

Lahore, Pakistan–based Fahd Burki’s recent exhibition “New Works” marked a notable rupture in his practice: a dramatic shift toward near total abstraction. In the suite of subtle works on paper and canvas, Burki all but abandoned the playful… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

Gabriel de la Mora

The Drawing Center

August 2016

Gabriel de la Mora cleverly reconfigures collections of found objects scavenged from flea markets in Mexico City, where he lives, into pristine minimal installations that uncannily give form to experiences, processes, and forces that are … READ ON

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Alwar Balasubramaniam

Talwar Gallery | New York

May 2016

Any clear distinction between the human and the natural in Alwar Balasubramaniam’s refined sculptures has become increasingly blurred since he abandoned Bengaluru, India, for his ancestral village in Tamil Nadu. His latest exhibition features… READ ON

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Norman Lewis

April 2016

“Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis” is the first comprehensive museum retrospective of the work of the noted African American modernist. Curated by Ruth Fine, the exhibition, organized according to six chronological themes, brings together… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2016 [TOC]

Haleh Redjaian

January 2016

Like the work of her elders Nasreen Mohamedi and Zarina, Berlin-based Haleh Redjaian’s austere but playful abstractions exemplify an alternative Minimalist practice, one that simultaneously engages and troubles the grid, not wholly dismissing… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

Ashish Avikunthak

November 2015

Set in a location with few distinguishing qualities, in lieu vague, Samuel Beckett’s spare, minimal Waiting for Godot (1953) is in many ways an ideal transcultural text, easily adaptable to different geographical, cultural, and linguistic … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2015 [TOC]

Ana Santos

The Goma

October 2015

The five untitled sculptural objects in Ana Santos’s impressive sophomore solo exhibition, appropriately titled “Stanza,” each serve as a discrete unit with its own internal rhythm that also resonates with the larger whole. Santos works with… READ ON

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