discourse on contemporary art
discourse on contemporary art
AI and the Question of Authenticity
The fields of art and writing have recently seen increased exposure to AI. How do we identify the value of human creativity over AI as well as other forms of replication?
Robyn Brentano & Andrew Horn: Cloud Dance
In Cloud Dance, currently in the show “Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019” at the Whitney Musem, standard logic has disappeared and been replaced with stimulation of internal perception.
Mary Simpson: No Island Is An Island
Simpson’s work in Chicago deals with tactility and time, revealing how through material and mark-making we can connect to something deeper and cathartic.
Lizzie Wright: Present Future Primordial
Lizzie Wright’s approach to art-making is one where ideas appear to come together from different directions and create uncanny, yet […]
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Inna Babaeva: This Time Tomorrow
In Babaeva’s grouping of works, she combines a variety of materials and objects that, paired with the gallery’s white painted floor and spare lighting, produce a sense of visual and aesthetic bliss.
Ryan Lauderdale: Haunted Futures
To look at Ryan Lauderdale’s multi-disciplinary work as a mere sum of its material effects would fall short of the mark. It also addresses the ambient environment surrounding it
Malia Jensen at Cristin Tierney
‘Nearer Nature‘ In the four-channel video from Malia Jensen’s current show at Cristin Tierney, a group of deer take turns […]
Brian Buckley at ClampArt
‘Uncertainty‘ Brian Buckley’s second solo show at the gallery presents more than a dozen framed images that pair cephalopodic forms […]
Fawn Krieger: The Civics of Metaphysics
Fawn Krieger explores ideas of materiality, civics, and the illimitable through sculpture, drawing, and performance. Arriving at the convergence of environment and intuition, her work appears as a means of understanding how the universe works through its physicality, social interaction, and their metaphysical implications.
Gordon Parks at Jack Shainman
This show, featuring the influential work of American photographer, film director, composer, and writer Gordon Parks, spans the gallery’s two locations on 20th and 24th street and highlights—in both intimate and exquisite form—the realities of the Black experience in America during the mid-to-late 20th century.
Review of ‘49.5’ at 601Artspace
The show’s title refers to the 2018 United Nations census—where almost fifty percent of the global population were counted as women. In criminal contrast, women still —baffingly— hold less than 24% of our national political offices worldwide. In an effort to turn the tide, artists and exhibition organizers Susan Hamburger and Jessica Hargreaves collaborated with 10 female artists to create an exhibition in the style of 18th-century salons presented in aristocratic, victorian settings—attempting to undermine the historical narrative and reset the record.
Joy Curtis at Klaus Von Nichtssagend
Curtis’ fourth solo show at Klaus Von Nichtssagend reveals an illuminating step forward for figural abstraction in sculpture. Freed from the typical constraints of the floor that standing sculpture deals with, the six works in this show display a proclivity for flowing forms that address the physical body through mastery of fabric.
TARWUK at Martos
TARWUK: Bijeg u noć TARWUK is a two-person collaborative, described by curator Bob Nikas as having “four hands, one mind.” […]