Author Archives: Jon Lackman


Artists Features
Installation view of Opera Calling at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, 2007. COURTESY !MEDIENGRUPPE BITNIK

Spy vs. Spy: Tech-Savvy Swiss Duo Bitnik Refines the Art of Espionage

‘I’ve hijacked your surveillance camera. How about a game of chess?” The words filled a closed-circuit television screen that only seconds before had shown commuters in London’s Charing Cross station. Whichever security guard read the message soon saw it replaced … Read More


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Seeing the World Through Muscatel-Colored Glasses

From labels to wineries to Chardonnay-toned house paint, an exhibition considers the visual culture of wine. Read More


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Magical Realism

Magicians—from dreadlocked Wiccans to Harry Houdini—inspire several new shows. Read More


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His Own Best Critic

For Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, self-criticism was anything but negative. Read More