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The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in Los Angeles this week: a revisiting of Project X's "Program for Paradise" at the Occidental College amphitheatre; a screening about political narratives at MaRS; REDCAT's New Original Wo…Read more


The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a poetry reading by Steve Roggenbuck; a talk by Philippe Parreno about his Armory installation; a screening by Miami filmmakers Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva; a talk …Read more


The Biennial of the Americas Puts Colorado at the Center of the Map

In the state’s capital, Denver, the third iteration of the Biennial of the Americas (through Aug. 30) is currently examining the divisions, topographic and otherwise, between countries—and between the Northern and Southern hemispheres—over 20 years after …Read more


Nick Cave Hears Detroit

Known for his vibrant aesthetic combining the disciplines of fashion, craft, performance and fine art, Nick Cave has expanded his practice to include public engagement and performances. For his show at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Cave has taken the city o…Read more

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Stages of Laughter 4 - Kate Berlant

Artists Aki Sasamoto, Amy Sillman and Martine Syms along with comedian Kate Berlant reflect on the pleasures and perils of their unorthodox modes of "performance."…Read more


The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events in L.A. this week: Frances Stark's talk about Sturtevant at MOCA, Shana Lutker's reflections on a Surrealist brawl at Susanne Vielmetter, Tamara Henderson and Alexander Keefe's discussion of avant-garde…Read more


The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a discussion of artists' resale rights featuring art and legal experts; a new performance by '80s punk duo DANCENOISE; a conference about 21st-century artists, curato…Read more

John Singer Sargent at Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • “I Dropped the Lemon Tart” at Lisa Cooley

  • Evan Nesbit at Eleven Rivington

  • “Everythings” at Andrea Rosen

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A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss

This week We've got our eye on John Singer Sargent at the Met, "I Dropped the Lemon Tart" at Lisa Cooley, Evan Nesbit at Eleven Rivington, and "Everythings" at Andrea Rosen.…Read more


In Wang Wei’s recent installation, Two Rooms (2015), depictions of verdant planes against picture-perfect gradient skies physically and psychologically dislocated visitors to the gallery. The mural landscapes were based on those found in animal enclosures at the Beijing Zoo, which is a recurring source of inspiration for Wang. A camouflage-pattern-painted radiator (like one from the zoo) was displayed near the gallery entrance, and several overripe bananas were strewn across the floor. The installation as a whole emphasized the ways in which culture produces us at the same time as we produce it.

For some time now, our relationship with the built environment has preoccupied Wang, who was associated with China’s much-mythologized Post-Sense Sensibility movement of the late 1990s. While carrying out other important objectives—like countering blatant ...Read more

The Berlin-based duo Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz showed two recent films at Ellen de Bruijne Projects that continue their pursuit of “queer archeology”—the artists’ term for mining archives and history books for characters and texts engaging queer politics. The artists, who have worked together since 2004, aim to flatten hierarchies and complicate gender norms, often casting musicians and performance artists with fluid gender identities in their work.

The more successful of the recent pieces is also the more ambitious. Titled To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation (2013), the 18-minute 16mm film captures a group of musicians coming together in a Berlin studio to perform the eponymous score by composer Pauline Oliveros.

As is typical for Boudry and Lorenz, the film has several beginnings and end...Read more

“The Passion According to Carol Rama” is the largest show to date of the Italian artist, with over 200 paintings, watercolors, prints and sculptures made between 1936 and 2005. The exhibition, which opened last year in Barcelona, will finish its European tour in 2017 in Turin, where Rama was born in 1918 and where she has lived ever since. Her reputation was mostly local but grew in 1980 when curator Lea Vergine included her in an important show of women artists in Milan. She was nearing 80 when she had her first significant solo shows outside Italy.

The Paris exhibition opens with watercolors and oil paintings made in Fascist Italy during wartime. They are rarely over 15 inches in their larger dimension, but we remember them bigger. Rama renders the lonely singularity of desire like no one else. In Marta (1940), we see a corpulent figure from behind; s...Read more

Some artworks acquire significance gradually; others are noisily proclaimed masterpieces from the outset. Firmly in the latter camp is Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010), in which thousands of stolen moments from the history of cinema are collated into a 24-hour filmic “timepiece” that mirrors the real time of the film’s duration through myriad glimpses of clocks and watches and snatches of dialogue.

It is perhaps unsurprising that Marclay’s latest exhibition at White Cube, following the success of The Clock, conveyed an air of “after the party” dissipation. In one of the largest galleries, a shelf of pub glasses of various shapes ran around the perimeter of the room to create an incidental sculptural frieze of empties. Resembling a Haim Steinbach shelf of commonplace trinkets, albeit with none of that artist&rsq...Read more

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