Wendy Vogel

“The Missing One”

Office for Contemporary Art Norway

November 2016

“The nation is, like new Western brands of tinned food, as little touched by the human hand as possible,” wrote the lauded Bengali poet and artist Rabindranath Tagore in response to the advance of British colonization in Bangladesh. Tagore’s… READ ON

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Beverly Buchanan

Brooklyn Museum

November 2016

“I think that artists in the South must at some point confront the work of folk artists,” the late artist Beverly Buchanan said. But Buchanan, who is known for her colorful shack sculptures emulating Southern vernacular architecture, was … READ ON

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“WOUND: Mending Time and Attention”

41 Cooper Gallery at Cooper Union

October 2016

The word wound is one of the English language’s most powerful and contradictory homographs. As a noun it means bodily damage, a rending of the flesh or psyche; and as the past participle of wind, to have twisted something up. Artist Caroline… READ ON

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Sara VanDerBeek

Metro Pictures

October 2016

Sara VanDerBeek’s work mirrors the changing techniques and cultural status of photography. A decade ago, her practice was broadly curatorial, especially as a partner in the artist-run gallery Guild & Greyshkul. We saw this in her museological… READ ON

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Ida Applebroog

ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

August 2016

“Mercy Hospital,” an intimate exhibition of Ida Applebroog’s work, creates a narrative both poignant and bitterly ironic about illness and institutions. The series “Mercy Hospital,” 1969–70, comprises her private diary created over a six-week… READ ON

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“Mirror Cells”

Whitney Museum of American Art

June 2016

“Emo is on the verge of a comeback,” I told a friend not long ago. And wouldn’t you know it, the next day I heard the unmistakable wah-wah melody of Modest Mouse’s “Dramamine” thudding through my floorboards, courtesy of my neighbors. Though… READ ON

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Eva Kot’átková

Maccarone | 630 Greenwich Street

May 2016

At the beginning of her career, Eva Kot’átková’s practice seemed inextricable from the past, both personal and artistic, that fed it. Born in 1982 in Prague, the artist spent her early childhood behind the Iron Curtain. Her striking installations… READ ON

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Fresh Produce

The 3rd SPOT Production Fund biennial in Istanbul

May 2016 ISTANBUL

EQUIPPED WITH NEW BALANCES (sneakers-as-fashion were made for Istanbul) and an iPhone with international data, I landed at the opening of Produce, the third SPOT Production Fund biennial, late last month, just a few hours after touching down… READ ON

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Willa Nasatir

Chapter NY

April 2016

Over the past two decades, photography, like film, has suffered an identity crisis in the face of proliferating digital technologies. The situation has led to a rise in self-reflexive practices—photography about darkroom processing, for … READ ON

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Zarouhie Abdalian

Clifton Benevento

April 2016

Displacement, dismantlement, and mirroring are at the heart of Oakland-based Zarouhie Abdalian’s first solo show in New York, “A Betrayal.” Despite a spare, poetic visual vocabulary, Abdalian’s site-responsive work reverberates with frustration… READ ON

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