Sylwia Serafinowicz

Hal Fischer

June 2017

A Salesman, 1979/2017, the central work that took up the entire back wall of the gallery in Hal Fischer’s exhibition “Gay Semiotics,” was originally installed as a billboard at the gateway to San Francisco’s Castro district, famously the … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2017 [TOC]

Mahmoud Bakhshi

May 2017

Mordad, the fifth month of the Iranian calendar, is the hottest time of year in the country. As it happens, both the coup d’état of 1953 and the start of the Islamic Revolution of 1979 occurred on the twenty-eighth of Mordad, or August 19, … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

Matt Golden

April 2017

The central work in Matt Golden’s solo show “Bisons” was He Who Eats the Durian Smells of Durian, 2016, a piece consisting of twenty full-page photographs as originally printed in the London-based magazines Wonderland and Rollacoaster. Torn… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

Edward Krasiński

April 2017

The oeuvre of Edward Krasiński (1925–2004), one of the most creative minds of the past century, is far from unfamiliar to me. Krasiński’s Warsaw apartment/studio was opened to the public in 2007 as the Avant-Garde Institute and quickly became… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

Robert Mapplethorpe

February 2017

Alison Jacques has represented the estate of Robert Mapplethorpe in the UK since 1999 and has showcased his work many times, often with the help of guest curators who either played an important role in the artist’s life or were influenced by… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Cristóbal Gracia

February 2017

Cristóbal Gracia was hailed by the press as one of the “most rewarding discoveries” of the 2016 Gallery Weekend Mexico. This was in response to his takeover of gallery Cuarto de Máquinas’s newly opened space with the solo show “Aquatania: … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Raphael Albert

December 2016

The bikini is in decline, announced the British press in the summer of 2016. This factoid was supposedly linked to the rise of a new standard of female beauty set by the leotard-sporting American Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles. But the … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

Reza Aramesh

December 2016

Reza Aramesh uses fine craftsmanship to engage with such pressing issues as the sublimation of violence by contemporary media. In his recent exhibition “At 11:57 am Wednesday 23 October 2013,” he presented photographs, marble heads, and vases… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

Indrė Šerpytytė

Parafin

October 2016

Indrė Šerpytytė’s current body of work here is made up of photocollages and sculptures, exhibited on the gallery’s ground floor and in its basement, respectively. Her “Pedestal” collages (all works cited, 2016) depict statues of Lenin and … READ ON

PICKS

“Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity”

October 2016

Curated by Ekow Eshun with Karen McQuaid, “Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity” gathered portraits realized over more than a century by photographers based in the UK, US, and Africa. At a moment when black artists, thinkers, and … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2016 [TOC]