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20120326233937-michelson01 Herzog’s Whitney Biennial Piece Is Not Overrated but Under-Thought  
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Kai Althoff, Thom Andersen, Charles Atlas, Lutz Bacher, Forrest Bess, Dennis Cooper, Cameron Crawford, Moyra Davey, Liz Deschenes, Nathaniel Dorsky, Nicole Eisenman, Kevin Jerome Everson, Vincent Fecteau, Andrea Fraser, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Vincent Gallo, K8 Hardy, Richard Hawkins, Werner Herzog, Jerome Hiler, Matt Hoyt, Dawn Kasper, Mike Kelley, John Kelsey, John Knight, Jutta Koether, The Red Krayola, George Kuchar, Laida Lertxundi, Kate Levant, Sam Lewitt, Joanna Malinowska, Andrew Masullo, Nick Mauss, Richard Maxwell, Sarah Michelson, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Stephen O’Malley, Laura Poitras, Matt Porterfield, Luther Price, Lucy Raven, Peter Rehberg, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine Reichek, Michael Robinson, Georgia Sagri, Michael E. Smith, Tom Thayer, Wu Tsang, Oscar Tuazon, Gisèle Vienne, Frederick Wiseman at Whitney Museum of American Art March 1st, 2012 - May 27th, 2012
Posted 4/1/13

My response to Art Fag Cities' Paddy Johnshons review of the Werner Herzog work at the 2012 Whitney Biennial, also mentioned in CAPITAL magazine.  PARIS — In a recent article on AFC, Paddy Johnson argues that Werner Herzog’s piece in this year’s Whitney Biennial is essentially a throwaway. She sees Herzog’s contribution as a quick fix for inclusion that relies mainly on “bells and whistles” rather than substance. But her account is conspicuously reactionary and seems to be more of a response to... [more]

20121218062607-web_image_3_0 Charles Atlas: Glacier, Bloomberg Space (1/25/13 - 3/31/13)  
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Charles Atlas at Bloomberg Space January 25th, 2013 - March 31st, 2013
Posted 3/23/13

Set back from the bustling streets of London’s financial district is Glacier, Charles Atlas’ new 4-channel video installation presented at Bloomsberg Space, created in partnership with South London Gallery. Floor to ceiling projections fill the expansive space producing an, at times overwhelming, immersive environment formed with images selected from the Bloomsberg digital archives. Scenes of packed train stations and conveyer belts transporting mass produced goods are interspersed with footage of... [more]

20120326175818-2012_biennial_lobby_01 GEOslant: Natalie Hegert at the Whitney Biennial   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Kai Althoff, Thom Andersen, Charles Atlas, Lutz Bacher, Forrest Bess, Dennis Cooper, Cameron Crawford, Moyra Davey, Liz Deschenes, Nathaniel Dorsky, Nicole Eisenman, Kevin Jerome Everson, Vincent Fecteau, Andrea Fraser, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Vincent Gallo, K8 Hardy, Richard Hawkins, Werner Herzog, Jerome Hiler, Matt Hoyt, Dawn Kasper, Mike Kelley, John Kelsey, John Knight, Jutta Koether, The Red Krayola, George Kuchar, Laida Lertxundi, Kate Levant, Sam Lewitt, Joanna Malinowska, Andrew Masullo, Nick Mauss, Richard Maxwell, Sarah Michelson, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Stephen O’Malley, Laura Poitras, Matt Porterfield, Luther Price, Lucy Raven, Peter Rehberg, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine Reichek, Michael Robinson, Georgia Sagri, Michael E. Smith, Tom Thayer, Wu Tsang, Oscar Tuazon, Gisèle Vienne, Frederick Wiseman at Whitney Museum of American Art March 1st, 2012 - May 27th, 2012
Posted 3/26/12

“Be advised that the fourth floor galleries will be closing in about fifteen minutes for Sarah Michelson’s performance,” I was told when I arrived at the Whitney ticket counter, “So you should probably begin your visit there.” Yeesh. Fifteen minutes for an entire floor? I’d better hurry, I thought, as I dashed to the elevator. On the fourth floor, one of Michelson’s dancers was warming up, stretching her limbs out with a couple quick pas-de-bourrées over the dance floor—a site-specific work in i... [more]

Img_4376 SUPERNATURE at AMP   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Markus Amm, Charles Atlas, Amy Bessone, Guenther Brus, Dan Colen, Diohandi, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Charlie Hammond, Annette Kelm, Terence Koh, Thomas Kratz, George Lappas, Linder, Robert Longo, Lorna Macintyre, Sophie Mackfall, Jack McConville, Michaela Meise, Scott Myles, Sterling Ruby, Rudolph Schwarzkogler, Daniel Silver, Jannis Varelas, Jennifer West at AMP February 10th, 2010 - March 31st, 2010
Posted 3/23/10

              Are You Satisfied with Your Body! Let Me Prove I can Make You a New Man in Only Fifteen Minutes a Day! - Copy from advertisement for Charles Atlas' Dynamic Tension® fitness regime You don’t really see a muscle as a part of you, in a way. You see it as a thing... You form it. Just like a sculpture. - Arnold Schwarzenegger The exhibition SuperNature: An Exercise in Loads at AMP Gallery uses professional bodybuilders as its point of departure, focusing on the hyper-t... [more]

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