Reviews


Art of the City Reviews
A detail of Josh Kline, FREEDOM, 2015.

The 2015 New Museum Triennial Is a Pointed, Bracing Survey of Now

The New Museum’s forward-looking third triennial, “Surround Audience,” is dark and anxious, and cut through with levity and humor. It sees quite a few intriguing young artists stepping up their games, and it introduces others to these shores. In short, … Read More


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Carol Rama, Passionate, 1939, watercolor on paper, 23⅞" x 17⅛". PINO DELL’AQUILA, TORINO/PRIVATE COLLECTION

Carol Rama at MACBA

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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Dawn Halfaker, 2006, digital archival pigment on paper-matt cotton rag, 20" x 16". ©TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS

‘The Sensory War 1914–2014’ at Manchester Art Gallery

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Larry Sultan, Business Page, 1985, from the series “Pictures From Home,” chromogenic print, 30" x 40". ©ESTATE OF LARRY SULTAN/COURTESY THE ESTATE OF LARRY SULTAN

Larry Sultan at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Duane Michals, Primavera, 1984, gelatin silver print with oil paint, 22" x 27". COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DC MOORE GALLERY, NEW YORK/CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART, PITTSBURGH, THE HENRY L. HILLMAN FUND

Duane Michals at Carnegie Museum of Art

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Kellyann Burns, 9:53 PM 9/16/14, 2014, oil on Alu-Dibond, 60" x 60". COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MCKENZIE FINE ART, NEW YORK

Kellyann Burns at McKenzie Fine Art

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Thomas Houseago, Moun Room, 2013–14, Tuf-Cal, hemp, and iron rebar, 36' x 45'6" x 12', installation view. GENEVIEVE HANSON/©THOMAS HOUSEAGO/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HAUSER & WIRTH

Thomas Houseago at Hauser & Wirth

Sculptor Thomas Houseago created an object/environment that could be construed as all things to many people. Called Moun Room (2013–14), the installation was a huge cubistic maze divided into three chambers. Visitors could walk, climb, and crawl through it, sit … Read More


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John Waters, Brainiac, 2014, C-print, 36" x 29". ©JOHN WATERS/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY, NEW YORK

John Waters at Marianne Boesky

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Sturtevant, Study for Muybridge Plate #97: Woman Walking, 1966, photograph, 7¾" x 8¼".

Sturtevant at Museum of Modern Art

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Joe Fyfe, Brando, 2014, fabric and found materials, 80" x 68½". COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LONGHOUSE PROJECTS, NEW YORK

Joe Fyfe at Longhouse Projects

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Features Reviews
Installation view of “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (December 14, 2014-April 5, 2015). JOHN WRONN/©2014 THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Structure Rising: David Salle on ‘The Forever Now’ at MoMA

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Retrospective Reviews
Installation view of "Younger Than Jesus." Top: Cory Arcangel, Photoshop CS: 72 by 110 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient "Spectrum", mousedown y=1416 x=1000, mouse up y=208 x=42, 2009, unique chromogenic print. Bottom: Chu Yun, This is XX, 2006, female participant, sleeping pill, bed. PHOTO: BENOIT PAILLEY. COURTESY NEW MUSEUM

When They Were Still ‘Younger Than Jesus’: Revisiting the First Two New Museum Triennials

Named “Younger Than Jesus,” for its group of 33-year-old-or-under artists, the New Museum’s first “Generational” triennial was met with mixed reactions when it opened in 2009. Was it a response to the Whitney Biennial? Was it a provocation? What was … Read More


Retrospective Reviews
Installation view of "Body and Matter: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Satoru Hoshino," currently on view at Dominique Lévy Gallery. PHOTO: TOM POWEL IMAGING. COURTESY DOMINIQUE LÉVY GALLERY

The California 1930s Frat-Rush-Week Esthetic: On the First American Gutai Show, in 1958

Gutai, the loose group of Japanese artists known for their work from the 1950s, is having a moment in America. Kazuo Shiraga, the abstract painter known for using his feet and hands in lieu of brushes, is the focus of not … Read More


Retrospective Reviews
Peter Whitehead, still from Daddy, 1972, film. ©NIKI CHARITABLE ART FOUNDATION/PETER WHITEHEAD

Aim High: On Niki de Saint Phalle’s First New York Solo Show, in 1962

Niki de Saint Phalle, the French New Realist sculptor who died in 2002 at the age of 71, has been having a comeback. Three years ago, to mark the 10-year anniversary of her death, New York’s Nohra Haime Gallery held … Read More