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Physical Graffiti: War and Paint Collide in Leon Golub: Riot   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Leon Golub at Hauser & Wirth 69th Street New York May 11th, 2015 - June 20th, 2015
Posted 6/4/15

I think of myself as a kind of reporter; I report on the nature of certain events. I think of art as a report on civilization at a certain time. —Leon Golub Leon Golub: Riot at Hauser & Wirth, in New York, presents a long overdue opportunity to see Golub’s paintings gathered together from several different bodies of work spanning a four-decade period. Showing Napalm I (1969) and Riot V (1987), Vietnam-era paintings, and several fine examples from his late Mercenaries series, this exhi... [more]

The Making of Violence: Doris Salcedo at the MCA Chicago   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Doris Salcedo at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) February 21st, 2015 - May 24th, 2015
Posted 2/25/15

Internationally acclaimed artist Doris Salcedo opened her first US museum retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) last week to great anticipation: Latin Americanists had been anxiously awaiting the opening of the Bogotá-born artist’s survey, and it seemed all of Chicago was enthusiastic as well. Co-curated by MCA Director Madeleine Grynsztejn, Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm, and with assistance from Steven L. Bridges, the exhibition presents Salcedo’s lar... [more]

The Moving Studio: In Conversation with Hazem Harb  
1/19/15 Posted 1/19/15

Hazem Harb and his sketches; Courtesy of Salsali Private Museum Hazem Harb drew the roman shades in his home studio to block out the shockingly bright desert views and force himself to concentrate. He was finishing the plans for Invisible Landscapes and Concrete Futures, his upcoming solo show at Salsali Private Museum in Dubai. The show’s press release had come out that day and ours was the first interview he would give of many. As a result, he projected a kind of calm intensity. Although... [more]

Hardcore War Drawings by Goya Shown in the Middle East   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 10/8/14

Irena Gordon might be the most audacious curator in the Middle East—and it’s thanks to an exhibition of pro-peace artworks that are over a century old. In a daring and rare show of 70 etchings, aquatints and drypoints by the Spanish court painter Francisco Goya has opened at the Hermann Struk Museum, Israel. In the context of the modern day Middle East, Goya’s metaphors and allegories become not only relevant once again, but also subversive. Goya witnessed 19th century Spa... [more]

By Art Is Created That Great Leviathan: Glenn Kaino at Kavi Gupta   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Glenn Kaino at Kavi Gupta Chicago - Elizabeth Street September 19th, 2014 - February 1st, 2015
Posted 9/18/14

With the opening words “By art is created that great Leviathan,” Thomas Hobbes launches readers into his seminal work of political philosophy, Leviathan, in which he imagines the State as a great aggregation of the masses into a singular societal body. Drawing its title from Hobbes’ treatise, LA-based artist Glenn Kaino’s exhibition at Kavi Gupta Gallery’s Elizabeth Street location indicates an ambition for superstrata-level political commentary. Despite the impossible loftiness of this reference, the exhibition nevertheless offers... [more]

An American Mystic in Berlin   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Marsden Hartley at Neue Nationalgalerie April 5th, 2014 - June 29th, 2014
Posted 6/12/14

The Neue Nationalgalerie’s Marsden Hartley, the German Paintings 1913-1915 provides an unprecedented opportunity to see thirty stunning oil paintings from the American Modernist’s Berlin years. These works have not been displayed together in a focused exhibition since the artist exhibited them himself in 1915. Commendably, the Neue Nationalgalerie recognized the need for an exhibition that brings together paintings from a period representing the pinnacle of Hartley’s abstractions and t... [more]

AGITPROP: Harun Farocki's Serious Games   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Harun Farocki at Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart February 6th, 2014 - January 18th, 2015
Posted 3/19/14

In a darkened, hermetic wing of the Hamburger Bahnhof, images are being instrumentalized: software put to use by the U.S. Army to train ground troops in Afghanistan is recycled to de-traumatize those very same soldiers returning as veterans. Presenting this unlikely process in his 2009-2010 series Serious Games, German video artist Harun Farocki reveals a reality incapable of reconciling with itself. Serious Games takes the form of four video cycles comprising three two-channel and one single-... [more]

This is best installation in public parks ever!  
Krzysztof Wodiczko at Galerie Lelong November 8th, 2012 - November 8th, 2012
Posted 11/20/12

Krzysztof Wodiczko's Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection is the best public space installation in 2012, this is a must see! You can get a few minutes of a quick documentation at but I suggest viewing the installation live. Like all of Wodiczko's work, this installation is politically charged, moving and mesmerizing. The brilliance is behind the images of 14 war veternas from Vietnam, Afganistan and Iraq, projected  onto the cold bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln. As... [more]

Battle Stress  
11/9/10 Posted 11/9/10

BATTLE STRESSby kathleen Daniel I read an article that said: "battle stress may lead to misconduct."    No kidding, Sherlock.It seems men and women, barely old enough to drive, smoke and vote, were sent to Iraq to battle an enemy they can´t see - and watch comrades blown to bits and lose body-parts.  So it´s only commonsense that some soldiers will be left mentally scarred.  Most would agree unless you´re part of an administration, ran by someone who avoided war and habitually hung-out with al... [more]

What It’s Like to Chill Out With Whom the World Considers the Most Ruthless Men in the World Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic: Confessions of a Female War Crimes Investigator  
10/17/09 Posted 10/17/09

What It’s Like to Chill Out With Whom the World Considers the Most Ruthless Men in the WorldRatko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic: Confessions of a Female War Crimes Investigator My Chill-Out Book  In Full For Free Here) Retrospectively, it was all so simple, natural and matter of fact being on a boat restaurant in Belgrade, sitting with, laughing, drinking a two hundred bottle of wine and chatting about war and peace w... [more]

8/1/09 Posted 8/1/09

What is war given to people? Don't know. Few days ago, I read with interest of a book about movie posters in Hong Kong, I came across the Chinese movie called Assembly. I just got the movie and will give you a review after watching it. [more]

Nightmares and Numbers  
7/22/09 Posted 7/22/09

"NIGHTMARES and NUMBERS" I am a numbers geek. I find working out combinations and permutations even more fun than conjugating French verbs. Therefore, it was a mixed blessing for me when The Post tried to attack a New York Times article on a spate of recent homicides committed by returning Iraqi War veterans on the basis of statistics rather than engage in a meaningful dialogue about... [more]

Latest oil paintings, abstract expressionistic style, artbyrami  
6/25/09 Posted 6/25/09

This is my latest oil paintings, expressionistic style1-Restful Haven2-Peace to overcome war3-Passion and Hope4-Summer Jubillation5-Flowing Energy6-Simply Black and White Please visit me for more updates on [more]

Winter Soldier / IVAW  
3/12/09 Posted 3/12/09

From March 13th to 16th 2008, Iraq Veterans Against the War did a 3 days conference about their experience in Iraq and Afghanistan.   [more]

Was in LA last week  
3/2/09 Posted 3/2/09

I want to Los Angeles last W for the CAA conference but had time to explore the artspots close to downtown - not all but some. Many places were hard to find at least for someone unfamiliar with the territory. I also made it to many of the museums and recommend seeing the works at LACMA; the cold war in Germany exhibiton. It was exquisate how they placed some of my favorite artists into the context of their time and place - and helped me understand keiffer's work on another level. There are works by... [more]

The Artifice of War  
Nicholas Grider at Sea and Space Explorations January 3rd, 2009 - January 31st, 2009
Posted 1/6/09

Nicholas Grider's exhibition, Artifice and Sacrifice is on display through January 31, 2009. For those unfamiliar with Grider's project, the left wall of the gallery sets out a bit of context. There's a hand-written anecdote from his experiences at Ft. Irwin along with the re-presentation of (presumably) an army manual that translates the command, "Stop or I'll shoot," into multiple languages. On several occasions Grider participated in military exercises at the Army's National Training Center... [more]

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