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In conversation with Carl Ostendarp

In conversation with Carl Ostendarp

Carl Ostendarp entered undergraduate study at Boston University in the twilight of the Phillip Guston era. He went on to Yale as part of a cohort group whose work gave a shot of adrenaline to 1990’s painting. He is an associate professor and graduate director at Cornell University who has had over 33 [...]



Push to Flush. Things You Probably Don´t Know About Picasso´s Guernica

Push to Flush. Things You Probably Don´t Know About Picasso´s Guernica

By Paco Barragán
Many believe Picasso’s Guernica is the most important artwork in the history of art. Why? To put it in Alfred H. Barr Jr.’s words: “What makes a great art work really great is always a mystery.”
Guernica was exhibited for 11 years at the Casón del Buen Retiro, an annex of the [...]



Perspective. A Conversation with Anton Ginzburg

Perspective. A Conversation with Anton Ginzburg

By Stephen Knudsen

Anton Ginzburg is a New York-based artist and filmmaker. Born in 1974 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ginzburg received a classical arts education before immigrating to the United States in 1990. His art has been shown at the 54th Venice Biennale, Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, Palais de [...]



Kettle's Whistle. The Dawn of the Post-Contemporary Art Age

Kettle’s Whistle. The Dawn of the Post-Contemporary Art Age

By Michele Robecchi
Take a stroll around gallery exhibitions and art fairs around the world these days and the increasing tendency of dealers and curators to dig into the past seems to be still going in full swing. In all fairness, it has to be said that for a long time the whole phenomenon [...]



Ed Clark: Locomotion. A Life in the Arts, with a Broom

Ed Clark: Locomotion. A Life in the Arts, with a Broom

By Jeff Edwards
It seems like Ed Clark is finally getting a bit of the recognition he deserves. In early 2014, his bold poured-and-push-broomed paintings were the subject of “Ed Clark: Big Bang,” a retrospective at New York’s Tilton Gallery that also included a handful of artworks by Clark’s friends Donald Judd, Yayoi Kusama, [...]



It's Not About Having the Last Word

It’s Not About Having the Last Word

By David Pagel
I write art criticism for two reasons: 1. To find out what I think about what I’m looking at; and 2. To make the world safe for me. The first is pretty simple. So is the second, but it’s a little harder to explain.
When I walk into an exhibition or come [...]



Parasitic Interventions. An Interview with Jesse Jones

Parasitic Interventions. An Interview with Jesse Jones

Dublin-based artist Jesse Jones seeks out modes of resistance through parasitic alliances with institutional structures. While “laughing a defiance,” she pushes the limits of cinematic expression, creating aesthetic experiences that weave together art with activist passion. Jones incorporates a range of research-based and socially-engaged practices in her development of collective projects that illuminate [...]



The Psychogeography of Val Britton

The Psychogeography of Val Britton

Microclimates of nostalgia and exploration is how I describe the installations of Val Britton. Her complex work is composed of collaged paper forms floating and curving through space like weather patterns guided by gossamer tethers. In our discussion, Val openly comments on the evolution of her work and the relevance of maps as [...]



The Art of Trespass: Still Life and Tuning Device

The Art of Trespass: Still Life and Tuning Device

By Christina Schmid
Rather recently, the choreographic has captured the imagination of curators.1 The choreographic has left the world of dance and performance on stage and entered galleries, where, for the duration of an exhibition, bodies perform scores and gestures amid more traditional art objects and audiences. The effects of this curatorial practice involve [...]



Weaving Metaphors. Exploring the Known Within New Contexts

Weaving Metaphors. Exploring the Known Within New Contexts

Artist Nari Ward, born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, moved to the U.S. at age 12, where he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College and Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College.
Ward’s artistic investigations reference urban space, performance, the dynamics of [...]