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Interview with Mary Anne Staniszewski
Interview with Mary Anne Staniszewski

“The installation design functions to reframe in a very powerful way the meaning of the experience and the meaning of the work of art.”
Published in 1998, The Power of Display is still one of the most fascinating and essential books if we want to understand the history and practices of Modernist museum exhibitions. [...]

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Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia
Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia

Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia. Edited by Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya and Michael Lee. Hong Kong: Para/Site Art Space with Studio Bibliothèque and seed | projects, 2010. 187 pages. ISBN 9789889896393
By Irina Leyva-Pérez
This book opens the forum with a simple yet intriguing question: Is it different to curate an exhibition in [...]

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Push to Flush. American Iconoclasm and Painting
Push to Flush. American Iconoclasm and Painting

(Or Why Dana Schutz’s Painting of Emmett Till Goes Far Beyond Freedom of Expression)

By Paco Barragán
The recent controversy about Dana Schutz’s painting Open Casket (2016) at the Whitney Biennial is reminiscent of similar incidents in the United States that keep popping up with frenzied fury.
In this case, the attack came from [...]

The Enchanted Mystery of the Art of Markus Lüpertz
The Enchanted Mystery of the Art of Markus Lüpertz

The paintings of Markus Lüpertz present us with doors of possibility, the sheer scale of which begs one to fall in. But you have to approach these works with visceral openness, the way you would approach a new lover. You enter a painter’s world that challenges description beyond Neo-Expressionism, incorporating the classical and [...]

In Defense of Menacing Content. A Conversation with Derek G. Larson
In Defense of Menacing Content. A Conversation with Derek G. Larson

On first glance, the saccharine pop imagery, neon colors and DIY aesthetic of Derek Larson’s mixed-media works seem one more contribution to our instant culture. (The giant, freestanding screen with projected animation that he constructed for the PRAVA festival in Washington, D.C., in 2015, for example, became a crowd favorite as a selfie [...]

Kettle’s Whistle. Hardly the Way
Kettle’s Whistle. Hardly the Way

By Michele Robecchi
From 1972 to 1981, Jimmie Durham didn’t show any art publicly. This wasn’t due to inertia or lack of inspiration, but to an interest in activism that led him to enroll as a worker in the American Indian Movement (AIM), the Native American human and civil rights advocacy group founded in [...]

The Shadow of History and the Simulacrum in the Art of Andreas Angelidakis
The Shadow of History and the Simulacrum in the Art of Andreas Angelidakis

“Do we even need architecture anymore?”
Andreas Angelidakis

By Alexandria Pierce

Andreas Angelidakis’s body of work, inspired by the city of Athens, continues to signify the shadow of history and the simulacrum in works like Vessel (2016), which is both a sculpture and an animated video. Humorously, it features a pithos, a [...]

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Interview with Franklin Sirmans
Interview with Franklin Sirmans

“We believe in the space of the museum, as this is the place where people come together and get educated and entertained at the same time.”
As with most curators, Franklin Sirmans started as an arts writer for magazines, in his case Flash Art and Artnews. Before being appointed department head and curator of [...]

I Like the Direct Experience of Documentation: A Conversation with Artie Vierkant and Parker Ito
I Like the Direct Experience of Documentation: A Conversation with Artie Vierkant and Parker Ito

“With more and more media readily available through this unruly archive, the task becomes one of packaging, producing, reframing, and distributing; a mode of production analogous not to the creation of material goods, but to the production of social contexts, using existing material. What a time you chose to be born!”—Seth Price wrote [...]

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DIANA NAWI
DIANA NAWI

Diana Nawi is an independent curator based in Los Angeles. She previously served as associate curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) for five years, where she curated exhibitions including “John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night,” “Adler Guerrier: Formulating a Plot,” “Iman Issa: Heritage Studies” and “Nari Ward: Sun Splashed,” a mid-career survey of the artist’s work. [...]

GABRIEL PEREZ-BARREIRO
GABRIEL PEREZ-BARREIRO

Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro is director and chief curator of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. From 2002 to 2008, he was curator of Latin American art at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin. In 2007, he was chief curator of the 6th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Prior to that, he [...]

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