T. J. Demos

“Tracing the Future”/Yto Barrada

January 2017

Starting from the premise that any potential future will find its lineaments etched in the past—in contrast to mere futurist fantasies without material grounding—“Tracing the Future” drew together works with strong research or archival … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2017 [TOC]

Akram Zaatari

September 2014

Curated by November Paynter Known for his diverse photographic and video-based projects, Akram Zaatari has spent the last decade mining the charged archival materials of Lebanon’s civil wars as well as investigating the gendered cultural … READ ON


Sammy Baloji and Alice Seeley Harris

May 2014

TIM AND SPACE are out of joint: This is the first sensation that confronts us when we look at an untitled work by Sammy Baloji from 2013, one of the photomontages composing that year’s series “The Album,” which was at the center of the … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2014 [TOC]


October 2013

FEW ARTISTS WORKING TODAY share the depth of John Akomfrah’s understanding of African diasporic culture, particularly its complex entanglements with the shifting course of global politics, postcolonial experience, and the seductive structures… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2013 [TOC]


September 2013

“MEMORY DISORDER provides a compelling analogy for the glitches in capitalist realism,” claimed the cultural theorist Mark Fisher in 2009. Such glitches in the current socioeconomic order are explored in On Vanishing Land, 2013, an audio … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]

Mark Boulos

May 2013

In his large three-channel video installation, No Permanent Address, 2010, Mark Boulos presented the rugged life and personal stories of members of the New People’s Army (NPA), a Communist guerilla movement in the Philippines designated a … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2013 [TOC]

“Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993–2012”

January 2013

“Inspired by Chinese films of the 1920s and ’30s, the work of Shanghai-based Yang Fudong receives its first major museum survey in the West this spring with a show jointly organized by the Kunsthalle Zürich and the University of California,… READ ON


Jeremy Deller

May 2012

THIS RETROSPECTIVE presented a formidable challenge: How to organize a show of an artist who has defined his practice precisely by working outside the white cube? The problem of institutionalization is hardly uncommon, of course—artists who… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2012 [TOC]


April 2012

THE NIGHT SKY may never have looked as disturbingly different as it did in Black Shoals Stock Market Planetarium, 2001/2004, for which the London-based artists Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway projected an array of otherworldly constellations… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2012 [TOC]

“Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency”

April 2012

WHAT WOULD AN ARCHITECTURE of decolonization look like? And how might it shift the terms of debate in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? These are among the ambitious questions addressed by the Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency, an art… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2012 [TOC]