Art In America

Mark Shetabi

Mark Shetabi's solo exhibition at Jeff Bailey's new 27th Street location in Chelsea features paintings and sculpture that activate the classic tropes of nostalgia. For The Apparent Motion of Stationary Objects, the artist juxtaposes genre photographs...

The Brazilian Way Station

"There is always a cup of sea to sail in" is the theme of the 29th São Paulo Biennial, a line that lead curators Moacir dos Anjos and Agnaldo Farias excerpted from Brazilian poet Jorge de Lima. An accompanying guidebook is conceived as a nautical...

Body Double

The Whitney Museum's show of contemporary work, "Off the Wall," opened last week, the most recent in a slew of institutional attempts to preserve and display performance. Featuring 30 performative actions of work authored from 1946 to the present,...

The Museum That Doesn't Sleep

As the foremost practitioner of a type of de-materialized institutional critique, Michael Asher is known to call aesthetic spaces into question by manipulating predetermined elements found just behind (and sometimes including) their white walls. For...

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