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Miriam Katzeff

Miriam Katzeff is the deputy director of Artists Space in new york. She is also the cofounder of Primary Information, a nonprofit publisher of artists' books, writings, and recordings.

Steven Parrino, Stockade (Existential Trap for Speed Freaks), 1988–91, enamel on canvas, 76 × 104".

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STEVEN PARRINO (SKARSTEDT, NEW YORK)

With their broad range of subcultural and art-historical influences, Parrino’s twisted and torqued paintings often overwhelm their surroundings. Yet the grand setting of Skarstedt’s town house muted the harshness of this work, revealing its rich dialogue with postwar artists such as Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, and Frank Stella. The combination of horror, violence, and punk nihilism that permeates Parrino’s art in other settings was not absent entirely, however: A selection of “Amphetamine Monster-Mill” collages, 1994, exposed a sinister undercurrent of disaster and dread.

Rashid Johnson, Native Son, 2019, HD video, color, sound, 103 minutes 41 seconds. Bigger Thomas (Ashton Sanders).

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RASHID JOHNSON, NATIVE SON

Johnson’s feature film updates Richard Wright’s classic

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