Sam Pulitzer

the 2015 New Museum Triennial

May 2015

THE NEW MUSEUM TRIENNIAL is an exploration of culture’s future through the art of today. And this futurity is the province of curating and marketing alike: The traditional retrospective survey is here replaced by a predictive model, going … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Tobias Kaspar

January 2014

Tobias Kaspar’s recent exhibition, parenthetically titled “(Many who have a notion of their potential and needs, and who nevertheless in their heads accept the ruling system and thereby consolidate and downright confirm it),” could be seen … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2014 [TOC]

The Best Exhibitions of 2013

The Artists' Artists

December 2013

To take stock of the past year, Artforum asked an international group of artists to select the single image, exhibition, or event that most memorably captured their eye in 2013.  SERGEJ JENSEN  Two thousand thirteen was a good year for art.… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2013 [TOC]

“Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible”

January 2013

“The work of Forrest Bess has recently reemerged in art-historical culture, contextualized with a narrative not dissimilar to that of Bess’s artistic idol, van Gogh.”… READ ON



May 2012

STOWED AWAY IN THE SUBTERRANEAN ENVIRONS of a Chinatown mall, Dave Miko’s current New York show is by no means a public affair. Since February, the artist has been hosting visitors to this closet-size exhibition one by one. And with no opening,… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2012 [TOC]

“It Is What It Is. Or Is It?”

May 2012

Considering the vast art-historical legacy of Duchamp’s invention of the readymade, it seems wise that Dean Daderko has opted for a protean approach in curating “It is what it is. Or is it?”… READ ON


Darren Bader

May 2012

The self-penned introductory wall text for “Images,” Darren Bader’s first museum exhibition, opens with a trio of epigrams. While two are easily attributable (to Groucho Marx and Leonard Cohen), the third, courtesy of “Ford” (Tom, perhaps?),… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2012 [TOC]

Doom Generational

The opening of “The Ungovernables”

February 2012 NEW YORK

THOSE ARTS WORKERS who find themselves cc’d in the Google Group discussion threads of the OWS–initiated Arts & Labor group are no doubt aware of a plan to shut down the Whitney Biennial in 2014 (a protest against its apparent exclusionary … READ ON


Greg Parma Smith

Balice Hertling & Lewis

January 2012

If paintings produce painters, how might one understand this painting subject correctly? Certainly correctness is relative to its milieu, so in what sense can painting’s social proprieties be sullied, and, more important, to what reasonable… READ ON


Matt Hoyt


January 2012

Minutely arranged on a number of unobtrusive shelves, Matt Hoyt’s sculptural works appear as art as if by incidence: Each seems to resemble cast-off flotsam one might typically kick about while wandering through a train yard or a former … READ ON