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Stephen Lichty

If you don’t remind yourself that the four objects (all 2016) in Stephen Lichty’s second solo exhibition are the products of human labor and experience, they might seem otherworldly. The artist produced Bowl, a three-foot-diameter floor sculpture, in...

Stephen Westfall

Stephen Westfall’s exhibition of sharp and subtle abstractions, titled “Crispy Fugue State,” finds him returning to the canvas after recent major mural projects—notably, a forty-five-foot piece at Art OMI in upstate New York and a painting that...

Kirk Mangus

Demonically grinning heads star in the first New York show of American ceramicist Kirk Mangus (1952-2013). The works draw from East Asian traditions, in both technique and form, though the carnivalesque results are anything but traditional. Green...

“The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman”

Collections assembled by artists are among the least predictable and most innovative. A gem of a show at the New-York Historical Society examines New York pre-war avant-garde taste as reflected in objects once possessed by Elie Nadelman (1882-1946)....

Larry Bamburg

A saccharine, minty scent greeted visitors to Larry Bamburg’s solo exhibition. It emanated from three large, weighty, pastel-colored forms standing on the floor, two centrally placed so that viewers could walk around them, and one positioned to the...

Everyday Cinderella: “Manus x Machina” with K8 Hardy

“How many slaves did it take to make that?” It was a Wednesday afternoon in early May, and K8 Hardy and I had just entered “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (on view through Aug....

Lynn Umlauf

In the late 1970s, Lynn Umlauf was making low-relief paintings—on paper adhered to unstretched canvas—in which biomorphic shapes curled slightly off the wall. In the 1980s and ’90s she ran with this sculptural implication, making 3-D paintings such as...

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman’s work has always been about time. She exaggerates photography’s tension between past and present tense, between the vague memory of something you might have seen and what you’re seeing now, between the image’s subjunctive of what...

Richard Tuttle

Only Richard Tuttle could pull off using an unlikely trope to unify a survey spanning fifty years of work. Tuttle selected twenty-six pieces, one from each of his twenty-six solo gallery exhibitions in New York since the mid-1960s, each with a label...

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor’s two-venue show, titled "Today You Will Be in Paradise,” should scare the living daylights out of you. Kapoor’s work characteristically bridges the exquisite and the grotesque, with each extreme harboring elements of the other. The...

Alicja Kwade

Returning to the western end of 21st Street after a three-year sojourn to a temporary gallery a few blocks north, 303 filled its soaring 2,000-square-foot main exhibition space with elegant, exacting new sculptures by Berlin-based Alicja Kwade. The...

Park McArthur

In a recent talk at Tate Modern, New York–based artist Park McArthur recounted how Virgin Trains had given her two five-pound vouchers as compensation for a delayed journey from Glasgow caused by someone throwing themselves onto the tracks. This...

“Language of the Birds: Occult and Art”

Magic makes theater of the most banal objects: a wooden board is used to contact the dead, a discarded possession becomes the conduit for a hex. One challenge for “Language of the Birds,” a survey of works by several dozen creators who seem to gesture...

Comics in America: A Panel at Frieze Art Fair

At the 2016 Frieze Art Fair in New York, Nadel and Worth joined A.i.A. editor Julia Wolkoff in a conversation about the intriguing complexity of comics, a format where virtuosic draftsmanship can be fostered under deadline pressure, and expressions of...

“Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago”

The first work displayed in the landmark “Monster Roster” exhibition at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art is Leon Golub’s four-foot-square lacquer-on-masonite Siamese Sphinx II (1955). Depicting a mythological two-headed creature against...

Chosen Family: Gerard & Kelly at the Glass House

“The family is a system of regeneration,” chanted a group of dancers, huddled on the lawn next to Philip Johnson’s modernist Glass House, toward the end of Gerard & Kelly's Modern Living. Performed last weekend on the grounds of Johnson’s estate in...

Coco Fusco

After Fidel Castro’s Communist government imprisoned Cuban poet Heberto Padilla in March 1971 on ambiguous charges, intellectuals around the world—many of them ardent supporters of Cuba’s revolution—expressed their dismay in an open letter published...

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