Art In America

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Stella and Nick's desire to see themselves as exceptions to the rules  is paired with a sense that they are powerless to change thoseStella and Nick's desire to see themselves as exceptions to the rules is paired with a sense that they are powerless...

“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon”

The show derives its energy from the wide variety of ways in which the works form (or refuse to form) their own links—internally, with each other, and with viewers. In some cases, following these threads can lead you to the works’ political...

A Letter to Stephen Shore

You look at a curb, a bag, a bed, a plate and cutlery, and, in time, they become what they've always been, or what they always might have been if anyone had looked before: a horizon, a vanishing point, a frame.

Fluid Frames: The Hybrid Art of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Using his signature Haida manga style, a fusion of Indigenous visual traditions from the Pacific Northwest and the graphic format of Japanese comics, Yahgulanaas translates oral history into a fluid, nonlinear reading experience.

In the Studio: Yto Barrada

Barrada speaks in a rapid series of digressions, dropping anecdotes and quotations, many of them from semi-obscure artists from the twentieth century. 

Guided By Justice

Rigo 23’s work about activist communities is produced through collaborative processes inspired by the communities themselves.

Staying Put

St. Louis now offers a model for the critical reinvention of the art world as a whole.   

Polly Apfelbaum

Apfelbaum proposed a new kind of gathering, echoing the one documented in the book but with a stronger, more knowing, and more playful feminist agenda.  

Bernadette Mayer

Memory serves as an important contribution to the history of photo-conceptual practices and process-based writing from the early '70s.  

Mary Corse

Corse's protean paintings are acutely involved with matters of perception. They are also enthralling, inducing rapt absorption and, at times, outright wonderment. 

Jennifer Packer

How does one simultaneously confront these oppressive forces without allowing the nefarious visual order of surveillance to dictate the ways in which those most oppressed by it are seen? 

Andrea Zittel

Since the 1990s, Andrea Zittel has endeavored to better comprehend and process the human experience by imposing structure and order on her daily life and lived environment.  

Trajal Harrell

Harrell not only calls into question the barrier between dancer and spectator. He also complicates the "nowness" associated with live dance, or the focus on the present tense of the gestures and movements being carried out before an audience.  

Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen's efforts to document the institutions and apparatuses of our surveillance society have taken him from the deserts of Nevada to the bottom of the ocean.

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