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Molecular Sculpture

Following a path blazed by Duchamp, a host of current artists are using scents, atmospheric conditions, and microorganisms to create a new, multisensory rapport between viewers and artworks....Read more

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In the Studio: Anicka Yi

The Korean-born, New York–based artist recounts how her penchant for the immersive experiences of film, cuisine, and fiction led her to experiment with outré scents and odd installation materials such as bacteria, fried flowers, spores, hair gel, and fung…Read more

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In the Studio: Pamela Rosenkranz

When the Venice Biennale opens in May, Pamela Rosenkranz, who is representing Switzerland, will be 35 years old. Despite her relative youth, she is no stranger to high-profile exhibitions.…Read more

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More Of Less

Working with molecular structures, LA-based artist-entrepreneur Sean Raspet makes artworks in the form of food substitutes and artificial flavorings, thereby challenging conventional cuisine and its socioeconomic system.   …Read more

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The Iceman Cometh: Guariglia Flies with NASA To Make Eco-Art

Justin Brice Guariglia’s aerial photographs document the rapid rate at which 110,000-year-old Arctic glaciers are disappearing.…Read more

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Drastic Times

Based on seven years of research, the Pacific Standard Time exhibition "Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985" forges a new significance for previously excluded artists.…Read more

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From the Archives: Photography—Art and Politics in Latin America

Although distinct histories and current situations of each nation promote major artistic differences, Mexican photography seems to exemplify many of the major concerns of Latin American photography in general.…Read more

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The Carioca & The Paulista

Leading women artists Adriana Varejão and Jac Leirner give imaginative impetus to the Brazilian scene.…Read more

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Juliana Huxtable’s first solo exhibition opened shortly after the release of her first book of poetry, as if to suggest that they are two halves of a diptych. The book, titled Mucus in My Pineal Gland, contains poems from the last five years, some of which first appeared on Huxtable’s Tumblr. Several of these poems are set in New York circa 2010, a world of smelly sidewalks and dark, sweaty clubs; others take place in suburbia, and episodically recount the process of a teen piecing together a persona through discoveries made on internet message boards or in the back of a parked van. The exhibition, titled “A Split during Laughter at the Rally,” was situated in the immediate present. Using imagery from protest marches and fringe political literature, the works on view asked how to live in a world where everything seems ...Read more

There have been several significant moments in recent history when the latest camera technology has been used to record episodes of police officers using brutal or lethal force against African Americans. The Rodney King incident in 1991 was the first, and demonstrated the power of a camcorder to expand the parameters of what it meant to be a witness; and in the past decade there’s been the seemingly never-ending litany of fatal events captured on mobile phones. Perhaps the most harrowingly involving such record of recent years was Diamond Reynolds’s Facebook Live broadcast, on July 6, 2016, of the moments after her partner, Philando Castile, was shot during a traffic stop, as she sat in the passenger seat, clearly in a state of shock, filming and narrating and futilely intoning, “Please don’t t...Read more

In her brief film Going Outside (1980), Pooh Kaye barely makes it outside at all. The work takes place almost entirely inside a bedroom of her downtown loft. Kaye, in a T-shirt and pants, raises and lowers a window shade, climbing onto the windowsill to do so; she slithers through the window, lying on her back on the fire escape with her legs in the air; she maneuvers across the sill, the floor, a chair, and a bed; she wriggles beneath the fitted sheet of the bed and bends and jumps atop the mattress. Throughout, her movements are twitchy, due to their having been shot on Super 8 using a method Kaye accidentally discovered when she set the camera speed incorrectly, allowing her to condense longer performances into a minute or two of film. In this private performance transformed into filmic experiment, Kaye assesses the contours and func...Read more

In this arresting and contemplative show, titled “The Destroyer Cycle,” Robert Longo highlighted the epic quality of contemporary events. The thirteen recent monumentally scaled charcoal drawings on view were based on still shots culled from the daily flow of images across our screens and newspapers. Pictures of refugees, riot cops, and prisoners, all rendered with a heightened realism in velvety gray scale pushed to extremes of light and dark, offered a crepuscular vision of the world at this turbulent political and social moment. 

The first gallery presented a beautiful choreography between four works that each portray a lineup of figures. Untitled (St. Louis Rams, Hands Up), 2016, sourced from a photograph taken shortly after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Miss...Read more

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