Wolfgang Tillmans

1 HÉLIO OITICICA (WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK; CURATED BY LYNN ZELEVANSKY, ELISABETH SUSSMAN, JAMES RONDEAU, AND DONNA DE SALVO WITH ANNA KATHERINE BRODBECK) Before seeing the Whitney’s retrospective I had thought that I knew a lot about Hélio Oiticica. However, this exhibition’s vibrancy took me by surprise. The galleries were brimming with the energy of a multigenerational audience taking in the different facets of the artist’s work, sensitively displayed and ranging from Concrete to Conceptual to participatory art to Happenings.

Co-organized with the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Hélio Oiticia, Tropicália, 1966–67, plants, sand, birds, poems by Roberta Camila Salgado on bricks, tiles, vinyl. Installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2017. Photo: Wolfgang Tillmans.

2 KERRY JAMES MARSHALL (MET BREUER, NEW YORK; CURATED BY IAN ALTEVEER, HELEN MOLESWORTH, AND DIETER ROELSTRAETE) Kerry James Marshall’s application of paint—layered on, and at times encroaching on the beings in his paintings—is a perfect

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