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