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20151110101329-20151110091720-05c_mcginley_hot_spring Science Does Not Equal Freedom: The Dangers of Celebrating a Techno-Utopia   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Halil Altindere, Vanessa Beecroft, Cao Fei, Igor Grubic, Susan Hiller, Tehching Hsieh, Dr. Lakra, Ryan McGinley, PIETRO RUFFO, Bob and Roberta Smith, Ryan Trecartin, Nasan Tur at MAMbo - Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna September 18th - November 22nd
Posted 11/10/15

What is freedom? This is what the current exhibition, Gradi di libertà, at Bologna’s Museum of Modern Art, (MAMbo) attempts to answer through the lenses of art and science. The idea is to present science that has “freed” us from the trials of a pre-modern society, while showing that art continues to comment on and complicate the human relationship to freedom. Works from Ryan Trecartin, Vanessa Beecroft, and Bob and Roberta Smith all stand alongside vitrines with examples of... [more]

20150602170009-rm_05_jake__cannes__48x72 The Very Last of Youth Subcultures   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Ryan McGinley at Kunsthal KAdE May 30th - August 30th
Posted 6/2/15

In early 2012 Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós challenged filmmakers to create videos for their album Valtari. Photographer Ryan McGinley chose the song “Varúð,” an eight-minute dream narrated by a raspy head voice over an unsteady piano and transparent strings. In his video a barefoot girl in a glittery gold wig and a washed-out blue nightie skips through the streets of New York City in slow motion. She passes trucks, taxicabs, construction workers, and business men,... [more]

Ryan McGinley to Host UNTITLED Vernissage in Miami  

UNTITLED art fair announced today that famed photographer Ryan McGinley will host its vernissage in Miami Beach this December honoring ACRIA, a leading research and education organization working to help people with HIV and AIDS. To raise support for ACRIA, McGinley will offer three limited edition photographs of his 2014 Pairie (Pond) from his ongoing road trip series. Since 2005, McGinley has been traveling across the United States with a mass of models and assistants to capture stunningly... [more]

20141015103045-mcginley Carry Your Ghosts: Ryan McGinley, Dan Colen, and the Specters of Youth   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Ryan McGinley at Team Gallery - Grand St September 7th, 2014 - October 12th, 2014
Posted 10/15/14

When I moved to New York in 2007 one of the first things I picked up was a copy of New York Magazine with Dash Snow, Dan Colen, and Ryan McGinley in bed together on the cover. The image, shot by Cass Bird, has stayed with me. It shows a bird’s-eye view of three friends in their underwear, snuggled together like a small litter of puppies. The picture is intimate but it becomes oddly intrusive on a magazine cover, in part because no one is making eye contact with the photographer. Instead all... [more]

20110822225014-ryan-p911 Fight This Generation   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Dan Colen, Terence Koh, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Ryan McGinley, Agathe Snow, Dash Snow, Aaron Young at OHWOW Los Angeles June 30th, 2011 - August 27th, 2011
Posted 8/22/11

It may be true, as OHWOW's press release breathlessly claims, that theirs is “a group exhibition distinct of a decade and definitive of era,” but if so, it's an era that, thus defined, is distinguished mainly by its forgettability. Poorly curated, with equally little to offer to fans of the nine artists represented in the show as to the uninitiated, Post 9/11 fails to make the case for the significance of the ten or so post-millennial years of New York art-making with which it's concerned.The... [more]

20110403091237-ryan_mcginely Ryan McGinley   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Ryan McGinley at Galerie Gabriel Rolt April 9th, 2011 - May 14th, 2011
Posted 4/18/11

I've only seen Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point once, many years ago.  But Ryan McGinley's latest solo show in Amsterdam turned me on in almost the exact same way as that film back then. Famously, the Italian director's film had a fascination for youth and its limitless, meaningless potential. Life is seen as a frontier stretching out to the unknown, a desert dotted by similarly spirited souls, a tabula rasa populated by spontaneous, joyous, dangerous connections. McGinley's images portray su... [more]

20100812065619-001--12aug Dash, Ryan & Harmony   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
agnès b., Harmony Korine, Ryan McGinley, Dash Snow at galerie du jour agnès b. September 9th, 2010 - November 6th, 2010
Posted 10/25/10

The evanescent shadow of rustling leaves and dappling sun in late photographer Dash Snow's "(Untitled) Metallic Trees," shimmer with life, its temporality, its fragility, its captivating intensity. This is probably the most poignant work in "3+1," a show at the Galerie du Jour agnès b in Paris.  The exhibition, 3+1, features works by Snow and two of his friends and artistic colleagues, Ryan McGinley and Harmony Korine. When an artist dies so young – Snow was 27 when he was killed... [more]

Rmbluefigure Golden Youth: Young and Hasty   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Ryan McGinley at Ratio 3 May 9th, 2008 - June 21st, 2008
Posted 5/25/08

Summer always seems a time of optimism. The season ruled by youth and warm intentions. The season that, as we grow older, we fasten the nostalgic lock around and bar our Shangri-Las. Ryan McGinley's vivid photographs celebrate these stories of summer vacation with the sweet, simple directness of a folk song. The deeply colorful photos portray twenty-somethings in the buff: a testament to this generation's free love. The landscapes of wide, vast, golden prairies stimulate adventure and w... [more]

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