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Hannah Daly

Interview with Korakrit Arunanondchai  
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2/17/13

New York, Feb. 2013: I first met Korakrit Arunanondchai on the set of a music video. He had been recruited as not just an artist, but art director. The video required a precise expertise in the—what I was soon to learn—limitless world of black light. As half-dressed models perused set, waiting for their time on camera, Korakrit transformed an average bedroom on the Lower East Side into an otherworldly, magic zone. Since that first encounter, Krit’s expansive practice and distinct aesthetic has bec... [more]

THINK OF YOURSELF AS A LINK: A Conversation With Georgia Sagri  
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3/25/12

New York, Mar. 2012 - “Quite recently I realized that in NY I learn more of how to maintain a sense of togetherness with friends and colleagues and not to become a selfish vampire which is so easy in a metropolis like NY,” says 2012 Whitney Biennial artist Georgia Sagri. The question of urban life, particularly here in New York seemed an urgent context for our conversation. Born in Athens, Sagri has resided in New York for the past six years. In the back and forth that led to our conversation,... [more]

20120220061817-newmuseum1 The Interventionists: A Triennial of the Active   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Shaina Anand, Tuan Andrew, Minam Apang, Invisible Borders, CAMP, Julia Dault, Jonathas de Andrade, Rita Ponce de León, Abigail DeVille, House of Natural Fiber, The Propeller Group, Phunam Thúc Hà, Iman Issa, Hassan Khan, Kit Lee, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Matthew Lucero, José Antonio Vega Macotela, Cinthia Marcelle, Dave McKenzie, Public Movement, Nicolás Paris, Bona Park, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Pratchaya Phinthong, Amalia Pica, Adrián Villar Rojas, Gabriel Sierra, Mounira Al Solh, Ashok Sukumaran, Rayyane Tabet, Pilvi Takala, Slavs and Tatars, Mariana Telleria, Wu Tsang, Danh Võ, Hu Xiaoyuan, Dana Yahalomi, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Ala Younis at New Museum February 15th, 2012 - April 22nd, 2012
Posted 2/20/12

Two gold chains hang on steely colored pins. They fall perpendicularly, intersecting to form a cross, a compositional reference that is further bolstered by the small golden crucifix linked to the bottom-most tip. A few feet away, a milky marble-like slab rests upon half an egg shell, which sits atop three similar stones, atop an ever-so-slightly warped poster-sized sheet of paper. Mere inches above the egg-stone composition, a family of six porcelain pitchers each hold the protruding twig of a... [more]

20120206034144-soth1 How to Disappear in America   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Alec Soth at Sean Kelly Gallery February 3rd, 2012 - March 11th, 2012
Posted 2/6/12

There’s a dissonance to Alec Soth’s imagery: the locations appear slightly odd, the objects that receive the attention of isolation are veiled in a bizarre light. In 2008_08zl0215, a collection of hangers weigh limply on a metal rod that runs between two pocked rock surfaces of a space not quite identifiable. It seems part cave, part closet, with undulating unfinished walls painted a bright, shining white. Aesthetically, the image is, regardless of the vague sense of discomfort, intensely pleasing:... [more]

20120206032836-bitforms1 Spectacular Kinetics   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Zimoun at bitforms gallery February 2nd, 2012 - March 10th, 2012
Posted 2/6/12

The first thing you notice is the sound: a mechanically persistent, yet sonically sweet orchestra of muffled pitter-pats. It’s a subtle introduction: the circuitous repetition and intentional regularity of the noise take a few minutes to register. The effect is initially so ambient, so close to the near constant aural din we intake at every moment, you could miss it. Upon entering Bitforms Gallery’s second-floor Chelsea space, however, the almost-ceiling-height wall of cardboard assures: you’ve ent... [more]

20120102235416-top-hat The Best Is Yet to Come   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 1/2/12

Writing any kind of appropriate summation of this year seemed for some reason, particularly difficult. Maybe it was the riveting wave of political action that swept the globe. Perhaps the terrifying economic changes we’re still very much feeling the effects of. Maybe it is the much-repeated prophecy of the impending end of times, or all the ecological factors that make it seem like a viable possiblity. To think back about the events of 2011, is to look at a year in which “the real and the unreal... [more]

20120102235158-top-hat THE BEST IS YET TO COME   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 1/2/12

Writing any kind of appropriate summation of this year seemed for some reason, particularly difficult. Maybe it was the riveting wave of political action that swept the globe. Perhaps the terrifying economic changes we’re still very much feeling the effects of. Maybe it is the much-repeated prophecy of the impending end of times, or all the ecological factors that make it seem like a viable possiblity. To think back about the events of 2011, is to look at a year in which “the real and the unreal... [more]

20111128095811-20111126001539-2010abmbatconventctrsm Art Fair LowDown   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 11/28/11

#1 - ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH (Art Public Vernissage Nov. 30, 8-10pm) On the verge of its tenth edition, Art Basel Miami Beach has arguably proven its self-proclaimed prophecy to be “the most prestigious art show in the Americas.”  The city of Art Deco hotels and man-made islands hosts the American counterpart of an art fair that is a very, very big deal. This year promises to carry on a tradition of a blinding amount of heavy-weight international art. For 2011, Art Basel Miami Beach has teamed up wi... [more]

20111106220213-5 Rave Mountain   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Kristen Schiele at Freight+Volume October 27th, 2011 - December 3rd, 2011
Posted 11/6/11

Acrylic, oil, silkscreen, transfer, collage, canvas, plexiglass, cutouts, airbrush, shadowbox: there’s a lot going on in the works that line the walls of Chelsea’s Freight + Volume. In Beyond The Rocks, Kristen Schiele’s first solo show in the space, the Bushwick- and Berlin-based sculptural painter presents a series of very mixed media two-dimensional works. In Mahjong, Schiele constructs a three-tiered shadow box. Layers of plexi covered in neon-colored geometric markers are stacked within the... [more]

20111106215709-6da62eafe03704f04ac6c32104e13f787f319b8607ca4063e35bcbc996a068de5g Exercise Becomes Ritual   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jon Kessler, Mika Rottenberg at Nicole Klagsbrun November 4th, 2011 - November 19th, 2011
Posted 11/6/11

Each crowd that enters the video installation performance piece occupying Nicole Klagsbrun Projects space reacts in different ways. As they walk through the door, past the front windows of the ground floor space, and into the pseudo-laboratory that makes up the collaborative work by Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler, a number of reactions occur. Some people sit, anxiously anticipating a performance in the traditional sense, prepared to stay seated on the skinny wooden benches for the thirty-seven minu... [more]

20111002202705-77102a0b5f9a5ed9e070ac6d5eb16c6306c5baabb4207ce2f92e268ca813015a5g Light Up: A One Night Show Flips A Switch   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 10/2/11

Bring To LightGroup ShowGreenpoint, Brooklyn, NYOctober 1, 2011 It quickly became apparent we were all looking at the same thing. The same cell phone conversation played on repeat: “I’m here. Where are you?” As I walked through the newly turned crisp autumn air, the hint of impending rain slowly dripping down, it became very clear we were all in this together. One turn of the corner from a standard Brooklyn block, and epic projections climbed the walls of a towering warehouse. We had made it t... [more]

20111002201035-1b604e8eb97f8c66464503f4b1ddc68d50f122e634b4eaac7bbb9868ce12ba495g Never Quite Like This Before: Fifteen Years of Gatson   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Rico Gatson at Exit Art September 30th, 2011 - November 23rd, 2011
Posted 10/2/11

In Three Trips Around The Block, Exit Art presents a fifteen-year retrospective of New York-based Rico Gatson. Through video, sculpture, and paintings, the show traces the evolution of Gatson’s work. There is a particular urgency invoked by showing a retrospective of Gatson’s oeuvre at this specific Obama-era moment. With a national vocabulary entrenched in misappropriations of concepts like post-race, colorblindness, and post-Blackness, we find ourselves coming up empty handed. There is no languag... [more]

20110904214929-screen_shot_2011-09-05_at_12 Around The Corner   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at New Museum July 14th, 2011 - September 25th, 2011
Posted 9/4/11

While making your way down the small stairwell connecting the second and third floors of the New Museum, bright red wall text demands attention before you take the final step: PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN TURNING AROUND THE CORNER, ARTWORK BEHIND. The warning is well-placed: just around the bend, Edward Krasinki’s hanging installation, TITLE, constructed of mirrors and blue painters tape could present a potential collision. The series of mirrors hang just about eye level, presenting an unavoidable... [more]

20110904214007-1 Artist as Art   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Elaine Angelopoulos, Rico Gatson, Dan Herschlein, Lars Kremer, Chris Larson, Ellie Murphy, Clifford Owens, Laura Parnes, Brittany Prater, Marc A. Robinson at Famous Accountants August 5th, 2011 - September 11th, 2011
Posted 9/4/11

There is an inherent risk in putting one’s own image in one’s artwork. When the artist steps in front of the camera, on the page, into a space, the context of a work is recalibrated. In Per-son-age, Famous Accountants presents a collection of video works, curated by New York-based Rico Gatson, that confront the valences of artist as material. In different ways, the works each pose reflexive questions of the art-making process. Collectively, the show builds a meta-commentary interrogating the art product... [more]

20110808125916-20110807200118-wilson A Fading Feeling   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Salvatore Arancio, Anthony Goicolea, Pablo Helguera, Mary Mattingly, Francesco Simeti, Letha Wilson at Storefront July 22nd, 2011 - August 7th, 2011
Posted 8/8/11

Summer is a confusing time for the art world. The heat makes us lose focus, move wantonly through the motions we robustly dance through the rest of the year, offer up meager gestures in place of complete thoughts. Because of this communal laziness, low expectations for summer shows are routine, somewhat of a regrettable cliche. This past week at Bushwick’s STOREFRONT gallery, co-curators Sara Reisman and Ian Daniel decided to leap past lowered bars and unabashedly confront the conundrum of the summer show by givi... [more]

20110808124216-20110807194449-markwith1 Each Form is a World   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Alex Markwith at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery July 13th, 2011 - August 5th, 2011
Posted 8/8/11

“Each form is free and individual. Each form is a world,” wrote Kazimir Malevich in his 1915 manifesto declaring Suprematism the future of painting. In that same year, Malevich went on to paint Black Square, what would become the iconic centerpiece of a brief Russian movement built upon a newfound attention to purity of form. Recent Rhode Island School of Design graduate Alex Markwith wrote his senior thesis on Malevich’s Black Square. It makes sense, when you look at Markwith’s work. He shows an affi... [more]


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