Reviews



Willem de Rooij: Whiteout

Willem de Rooij: Whiteout

KW Institute for Contemporary Art - Berlin, Germany
Curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen
“I feel a pleasure of never contained sweep over me,
now that I know place is never”1
- Laurie Sheck
By Lydia Magyar
Willem de Rooij’s “Whiteout,” curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen, draws focus to Ilulissat, a village in Greenland on Disko Bay. The exhibition presents [...]



Su Su: Recent Paintings

Su Su: Recent Paintings

By Tim Hadfield

Originally from Beijing, China, where she studied undergraduate theater design, Su Su came to Pittsburgh for her graduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University in 2011. When her MFA program here enabled her to return to her first love of painting, she grasped the opportunity and never looked back.
This [...]



New Pictures: Omer Fast, Appendix

New Pictures: Omer Fast, Appendix

Minneapolis Institute of Art - Minneapolis, MN
Curated by Yasufumi Nakamuri

By Christina Schmid
“Appendix,” a three-part exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art curated by Yasufumi Nakamuri, sets two recent films by Omer Fast, Looking Pretty for God (2008) and August (2016), in dialogue with August Sander’s century-old photographs of German people: farmers, construction workers, [...]



Lucy Skaer: Available Fonts

Lucy Skaer: Available Fonts

KW Institute for Contemporary Art - Berlin, Germany
Curated by Anna Gritz
By Lydia Magyar
Confounding re-contextualizations and hybridizations are now expected from artist Lucy Skaer. In 2000, as a transient public intervention, Skaer left a scorpion and a diamond together on an Amsterdam sidewalk. In 2003, Skaer hid moth pupae and butterfly pupae in the [...]



Living Theatre

Living Theatre

Casa Morra - Naples, Italy
By Santa Nastro
Casa Morra was born in the volcanic mind of Giuseppe Morra. A former gallerist, collector and Maecenas of many artists, Morra founded a museum dedicated to Hermann Nitsch. In 2016 he started this new project. The space, in a superb 18th-century palace in Naples, Italy, hosts a [...]



Lin Tianmiao: Protruding Patterns

Lin Tianmiao: Protruding Patterns

Galerie Lelong - New York
By Taliesin Thomas
This fall New York City is host to several significant exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art, including Lin Tianmiao’s (b. 1961) solo show “Protruding Patterns” at Galerie Lelong. Lin is one of the distinguished stars of her generation and her art consistently invites a range of interpretations-from ‘handicraft-based’ [...]



Johan Wahlstrom: Distorted Happiness

Johan Wahlstrom: Distorted Happiness

George Bergès Gallery - New York
By Paul Laster
A rock musician turned artist, Johan Wahlstrom makes energetic paintings that blur the boundary between abstraction and figuration. Taking one of his own 2015 paintings of crowds of people seen from the performance stage as the point of departure, his solo show “Distorted Happiness” at George [...]



An Archive of the Future: Iyapo Repository

An Archive of the Future: Iyapo Repository

Law Warschaw Gallery - St. Paul, MN
Curated by Jehra Patrick
By Christina Schmid
Iyapo Repository, an ongoing project in residence at Macalester College’s Law Warschaw gallery in St. Paul, invites participation in creating an archive of the future. Envisioned by two New York based artists, Ayodamola Okunseinde and Salome Asega, Iyapo Repository pays homage to [...]



Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ai Weiwei
Park Avenue Armory - New York
By Taliesin Thomas
In the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, the young male protagonist leaves a trail of bread crumbs in the forest as means for him and his sister to return home. This attempt to outwit their cruel stepmother-who convinced their [...]



Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Brooklyn Museum - New York
By Taliesin Thomas
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 - 1986) is widely recognized as the stoic ‘Mother of American modernism,’ the unabashed creator of sensual female genitalia-inspired paintings, the lover to her mentor and art dealer Alfred Stieglitz, and in her later years, a recluse cloistered in the Southwest. Despite all her [...]