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Editor’s Letter

Artists included in major biennial exhibitions, like the ones opening in Venice and at the Whitney Museum in New York this month, can find themselves subject to countervailing expectations. These…

The Body Made Light

"Long Light" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the first solo museum exhibition for David Lebe (b. 1948), frames him as an experimentalist less interested in capturing the real than in freeing his…

David Wojnarowicz

A certain level of cognitive dissonance is required to enjoy the Whitney Museum's long-awaited retrospective of the restless oeuvre of downtown writer, artist, and iconoclast David Wojnarowicz…

Memory Banks

What these works express is less a coherent critical position than a shared sense of dispossession. In this way, "Brand New" feels like less a historical survey than a field report of the current…

Shahryar Nashat

Geneva-born, Los Angeles– and Berlin-based artist Shahryar Nashat's exhibition "The Cold Horizontals" centered on a visually seductive eighteen-minute video shown on loop across eight abutting…

José Leonilson

Brazilian artist José Leonilson (1957–1993) is a legendary figure in his homeland, where he is esteemed for the poetic vision he expressed during a period of social crisis. His work has rarely been…

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