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Carla Acevedo-Yates Appointed Assistant Curator of Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University

Carla Acevedo-Yates Appointed Assistant Curator of  Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (Broad MSU) has appointed Carla Acevedo-Yates, independent curator and critic from San Juan, P.R., as Assistant Curator. Acevedo-Yates will work closely with Broad MSU staff to build upon the museum’s international programming and position as a center for interdisciplinary collaboration.
“Carla brings a [...]



Christopher Knowles: In a Word

Christopher Knowles: In a Word

Institute of Contemporary Art - Philadelphia
Curated by Anthony Elms and Hilton Als.
By Frederick Gross
The poet John Ashbery once called Christopher Knowles’ typed pictographic works “pure Conceptualism,” and this exhibition, co-curated by chief curator Anthony Elms and guest curator Hilton Als, certainly make a case for Knowles’ inclusion among notable artists of the 1970s [...]



Corinne Wasmuht

Corinne Wasmuht

SCAD Museum of Art - Savannah, GA
By Todd Schroeder
A technological dream space full of paradoxes: repetitions and multiple entrances, a space for narrative that leads nowhere in particular. Hers is a painting in which the flat pattern of pixelated camouflage and the deep depth of Renaissance perspective fight for space, in which the [...]



Lari Pittman: Nuevos Caprichos

Lari Pittman: Nuevos Caprichos

Gladstone Gallery - New York
By Craig Drennen
Lari Pittman occupies a special place in the world of contemporary painting. His exhibitions in the mid-1990s had paintings so energized by their own amphetamine crackle that they looked ready to explode out of their frames. The patterns, pilgrims, books, words (”CUM”), numbers (”69″), credit cards, caution [...]



Jonathan Lasker

Jonathan Lasker

Cheim & Read - New York
By Craig Drennen
Jonathan Lasker’s recent solo exhibition at Cheim & Read looks remarkably relevant right now. It’s easy to forget how few painters from the Neo-Geo era survived unscathed into the 21st century without looking dated and overwrought. There’s an even smaller number who’ve gotten continually better over [...]



Pepón Osorio: reForm

Pepón Osorio: reForm

Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art - Philadelphia
By Carla Acevedo-Yates

In every major city in the United States, public schools are closing in disenfranchised neighborhoods at a precipitous rate. The city of Philadelphia is no exception, where 24 public schools were shuttered in 2013 alone. Seemingly a part of a master plan of [...]



Man in the Mirror

Man in the Mirror

Vanhaerents Art Collection - Brussels
Curated by Emma Dexter and Walter Vanhaerents
By Steve Schepens
The concept of the mirror is of great significance for literature, philosophy, psychology, psychoanalysis, art, design, architecture and not in the least the construction market for bathrooms. In art, the mirror is the number one subject of all time. The mirror can [...]



Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh

Museum of Contemporary Art - Cleveland
By Tim Hadfield
Hauntingly beautiful, Do Ho Suh’s installation and exhibition at MOCA Cleveland indelibly fixes itself into collective memory. This show, comprised of diverse works addressing the meaning of home, habitation, relocation and identity engages the peripatetic life of the artist.
Having originally moved to the United States from [...]



Mark Ryden: Dodecahedron

Mark Ryden: Dodecahedron

Paul Kasmin Gallery - New York
By Taliesin Thomas
The art of Los Angeles-based painter Mark Ryden (born 1963, Oregon) is redolent of an Aristotelian fairytale: themes such as sense and sensibilia, memory, dreams, divination, physics and physiognomy blend together to illustrate Ryden’s metaphysical musings and his aesthetic forays into the complex realms of fantastical [...]



Zeng Fanzhi: Paintings, Drawings, and Two Sculptures

Zeng Fanzhi: Paintings, Drawings, and Two Sculptures

Gagosian Gallery - New York
By Taliesin Thomas
The contemporary Chinese art world seems increasingly defined by two major themes: the potential of materiality and the seduction of capitalist motives. Among his peers, Zeng Fanzhi (曾梵志; born 1964 in Wuhan) commands both sides of the spectrum. While Zeng’s work demonstrates an authority over the medium [...]