Beguiled is how I felt that first afternoon I spent with Touch Parade in 2012, at the Sculpture Center in New York. It is a priceless opportunity that living in New York affords: to see a work inhabit different spaces at different times. How an artist adapts an installation to an existing space conveys so […]Read more "Reading the liminal: A.K. Burns"
How is the body ever not politic? Especially when black youth in hoodies are deemed threats, and women are viewed as commodities of availability…how, in this social climate is the body not politic? Aura Rosenberg and I began a conversation about her work in March of this year, during her I Know It When I See […]Read more "Tension in the Gesture: Aura Rosenberg"
The Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan’s West 23rd Street has been home to celebrity residents: from Mark Twain to Edie Sedgwick, from Simone de Beauvoir to Storme DeLarverie. Among such iconic residents is the notable Portuguese photographer Rita Barros, who has lived in the same room at the Chelsea Hotel since 1984. Barros’ 1999 book Fifteen […]Read more "Theater of Displacement: Rita Barros"
In your opinion, what were the biggest challenges that women faced within the Photo League as an organization? Catherine Evans: The Photo League lasted only fifteen years, nevertheless it encompassed a wide range of conflicting opinions by and about women. We could speculate that exclusion of women could have been the biggest challenge but while the […]Read more "Catherine Evans on the Women of the Photo League"
When Genesis Breyer P-Orridge speaks, it is always from the subjective plural. There never was much room for singularity in the GBP universe: their first collaborations were musical (bands); communistic art experiments; and the development of pandrogeny. But after Breyer P-Orridge’s late wife Lady Jaye “dropped her body”, the preferred pronoun is a relentless ‘we’. […]Read more "Intimately Fierce: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge"
Lehmann Maupin’s Chrystie Street gallery opened the 2011 fall season with Mickalene Thomas’ second solo show, More Than Everything, which was on view until October 29th. Thomas has been hyper-prolific, creating works in critical engagement with inquiries into gender, race, class and sexuality. Continue reading at the new online home of Flare Arts Journal…Read more "More Than Everything: Mickalene Thomas"
Preparations for his exhibition at The Asia Society in New York were well underway when Ai Weiwei was detained earlier this year at Beijing Airport on April 3, 2011. En route to Hong Kong, he was detained for nearly three months before his release on June 22. Other artists critical of Chinese government practices remain […]Read more "Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993"