Nathaniel Sandler

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Describing Labor   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Esther Shalev-Gerz at The Wolfsonian-FIU December 3rd, 2012 - April 7th, 2013
Posted 4/8/13
On a wall in the showroom for Describing Labor there is a series of glass hammers and gloves. The pieces were designed by Esther Shalev-Gerz and produced by artisans at the Glass Pavilion in the Toledo Museum of Art. They are a symbolic gesture, reflecting the tools of labor, but incapable of functioning in a utilitarian manner. The gloves cannot be worn and the hammers would shatter if pounded even slightly. The crux of the exhibition is a series of twenty-four collaborative large-scale... [more]
“We’ve done this half, and that half. Is there another half?” –Overheard, Art Basel Vernissage 2012   Art Basel: a beautiful hodgepodge of disheveled gallery assistants and even more disheveled millionaires. For those who have never been, Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the largest annual contemporary art fairs in the world. The main event and the countless satellite fairs around the city attract the rich and the hip from all over, who are in a constant incestuous competition to feel like... [more]
Cabinet of Unreal Curiosities   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Boaz Aharonovitch, Einat Arif-Galanti, Aziz + Cucher, Rose-Lynn Fisher, Ori Gersht, Hilja Keading, Freddy Shachar Kislev, Sigalit Landau, Dana Levy, Tobias Madison, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot and Ariane Michel, Richard Mosse, Gilad Ratman, Samantha Salzinger, Tomer Sapir, Yehudit Sasportas, Michal Shamir, Uri Shapira, Meirav Heiman and Yossi Ben Shoshan, Blane De St. Croix, Jennifer Steinkamp, Gal Weinstein, Wendy Wischer, Guy ZAGURSKY at The Bass September 9th, 2012 - November 4th, 2012
Posted 10/24/12
Every single person is guaranteed to have a Melvillean moment when walking around the UNNATURAL multi-media exhibit at the Bass Museum Miami Beach. The whale. You see it out of a side-glance when entering the main exhibition hall. Dar-she-blows. Children will run feverishly across the room toward it. Adults will surely want to, but etiquette dictates following the unspoken museum protocol that anyone over the age of twelve should not run cackling toward large-scale models of megafauna. But like... [more]