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Interesting Survey  
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Alighiero Boetti, Wim Delvoye, Guillermo Kuitca, Richard Long, Frank Moore, Bruce Nauman, Tom Sachs, Julian Schnabel, Not Vital, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, Martin Wilner, Liu Ye at Sperone Westwater January 15th, 2015 - April 11th, 2015
Posted 2/13/15
  The Signs/Words exhibit at Sperone Westwater contains works by impressive artists. The list of artists in the exhibit is long, from William Wegman, Tom Sachs, Andy Warhol to Bruce Nauman. Not all are as effective as some of the best. However, observing all of these works together at one time adds to the impact of any one particular work. [more]
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The Realized, Unrealized, and Unrealizable: Everything Loose Will Land at the Graham Foundation   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Peter Alexander, Carl Andre, Archigram, Michael Asher, Denise Scott Brown, Judy Chicago, Craig Elwood, Frank Gehry, Craig Hodgetts, Andrew Holmes, Coy Howard, Robert Irwin, Peter Kamnitzer, Ray Kappe, Robert Kennard, Alison Knowles, Leonard Koren, Morphosis, Ed Moses, Bruce Nauman, Maria Nordman, Elizabeth Orr, and others, Peter Pearce, Cesar Pelli, Noah Purifoy, Jeff Raskin, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Miriam Shapiro, Paolo Soleri, L.A. Fine Arts Squad, Bernard Tschumi, James Turrell, Studio Works, Feminist Studio Workshop at Graham Foundation May 1st, 2014 - July 26th, 2014
Posted 7/18/14
In the sprawling exhibition Everything Loose Will Land, currently on view at the Graham Foundation, curator Sylvia Lavin deftly tells the story how the worlds of art, architecture, and urban design came together in fantastical and bizarre ways throughout the 1970s. The title comes from a supposed quotation by Frank Lloyd Wright: “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.”[1] The exhibition is packed with architectural models, building plans, sculptures,... [more]
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Performing Bodies in Basel: 14 Rooms of Living Art   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Marina Abramovic, Ed Atkins, John Baldessari, Allora & Calzadilla, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Damien Hirst, Joan Jonas, Laura Lima, Bruce Nauman, Otobong Nkanga, Roman Ondák, Yoko Ono, Tino Sehgal, Santiago Sierra, Jordan Wolfson, Xu Zhen at Art Basel June 14th, 2014 - June 22nd, 2014
Posted 6/15/14
Much more interesting than the description of the  performance series, which will take place as part of Art Basel and is organized by star-curators Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist, is its call out for participants/performers to take part in it: “If you have an identical twin, use the opportunity to be part of Damien Hirst’s work. War veterans are sought after for part of Santiago Sierra’s performance, and anyone who speaks colloquial British-English and is similar in appearance to Ed... [more]
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Tip the world over on its side to find art and architecture collide   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Peter Alexander, Carl Andre, Archigram, Michael Asher, Denise Scott Brown, Judy Chicago, Craig Elwood, Frank Gehry, Craig Hodgetts, Andrew Holmes, Coy Howard, Robert Irwin, Peter Kamnitzer, Ray Kappe, Robert Kennard, Alison Knowles, Leonard Koren, Morphosis, Ed Moses, Bruce Nauman, Maria Nordman, Elizabeth Orr, and others, Peter Pearce, Cesar Pelli, Noah Purifoy, Jeff Raskin, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Miriam Shapiro, Paolo Soleri, L.A. Fine Arts Squad, Bernard Tschumi, James Turrell, Studio Works, Feminist Studio Workshop at Graham Foundation May 1st, 2014 - July 26th, 2014
Posted 5/9/14
Few objects in are as they seem. The Graham Foundation in Chicago is the third stop for this show of 1970s art and architecture that characterized the cultural ecology of Los Angeles at the time. The works on display explore space and structure in ways directly influenced by artists’ place and time, their work, in many cases, transforming the conceptual boundaries of design. Curator Sylvia Lavin, Professor of Architectural Theory and History at UCLA, organized the show into four... [more]
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Notes on ‘The Encyclopedic Palace’. A Venetian tour through the Biennale   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Kasper Akhøj, Victor Alimpiev, Ellen Altfest, Pawel Althamer, Levi Fisher Ames, Yuri Ancarani, Carl Andre, Uri Aran, Yüksel Arslan, Ed Atkins, Marino Auriti, Enrico Baj, Nikolay Bakharev, Miroslaw Balka, Phyllida Barlow, Morton Bartlett, Gianfranco Baruchello, Hans Bellmer, Neïl Beloufa, Stefan Bertalan, Rossella Biscotti, John Bock, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Geta Bratescu, KP Brehmer, James Lee Byars, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Roger Caillois, Varda Caivano, Vlassis Caniaris, James Castle, Alice Channer, George Condo, Thierry De Cordier, aleister Crowley, Oliver Croy, R. Crumb, Roberto Cuoghi, Enrico David, Jos de Gruyter, Walter de Maria, Tacita Dean, John DeAndrea, Simon Denny, Trisha Donnelly, Jimmie Durham, Oliver Elser, Harun Farocki, Guo Fengyi, Peter Fischli, Aurélien Froment, Phyllis Galembo, Norbert Ghisoland, Yervant Gianikian, Domenico Gnoli, Robert Gober, Tamar Guimarães, João Maria Gusmão, Wade Guyton, Duane Hanson, Frieda Harris, Sharon Hayes, Camille Henrot, Daniel Hesidence, Roger Hiorns, Channa Horwitz, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, René Iché, Hans Josephsohn, Carl Gustav Jung, Bouchra Khalili, Ragnar Kjartansson, Hilma af Klint, Eva Kotátková, Evgenij Kozlov, emma kunz, Maria Lassnig, Mark Leckey, Augustin Lesage, Herbert List, José Antonio Suárez Londoño, Sarah Lucas, Angela Ricci Lucchi, Helen Marten, Paul McCarthy, Allan McCollum, Steve McQueen, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Marisa Merz, Pierre Molinier, Matthew Monahan, Laurent Montaron, Melvin Moti, Matt Mullican, Ron Nagle, Linda Fregni Nagler, Bruce Nauman, Paulo Nazareth, Albert Oehlen, Shinro Ohtake, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Henrik Olesen, Damián Ortega, John Outterbridge, Pedro Paiva, Marco Paolini, Diego Perrone, Walter Pichler, Otto Piene, Paloma Polo, Eliot Porter, Imran Qureshi, Carol Rama, Charles Ray, James Richards, Achilles G. Rizzoli, Arthur Bispo do Rosário, Pamela Rosenkranz, Dieter Roth, Viviane Sassen, Shinichi Sawada, Hans Schärer, Karl Schenker, Michael Schmidt, Jean-Frédéric Schnyder, Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern, Tino Sehgal, Richard Serra, Jim Shaw, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Drossos P. Skyllas, Harry Smith, Xul Solar, Christiana Soulou, Eduard Spelterini, Rudolf Steiner, Hito Steyerl, Papa Ibra Tall, Dorothea Tanning, Harald Thys, Ryan Trecartin, Rosemarie Trockel, Andra Ursuta, Erik van Lieshout, Stan VanDerBeek, Danh Vo, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, David Weiss, Günter Weseler, Jack Whitten, Cathy Wilkes, Christopher Williams, Kan Xuan, Lin Xue, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Kohei Yoshiyuki, Sergey Zarva, Anna Zemánková, Jakub Julian Ziólkowski, Artur Zmijewski at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 6/19/13
That day, the Yellow Emperor showed the poet his palace. They left behind, in long succession, the first terraces on the west which descend, like the steps of an almost measureless amphitheater, to a paradise or garden whose metal mirrors and intricate juniper hedges already prefigured the labyrinth. They lost themselves in it, gaily at first, as if condescending to play a game, but afterwards not without misgiving, for its straight avenues were subject to a curvature, ever so slight, but... [more]
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When Seeing is Better Than Reading - For artfetch.com  
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Bruce Nauman at Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row) January 30th, 2013 - March 9th, 2013
Posted 3/31/13
My article about the Bruce Nauman show "mindfuck" where I investigate how sometimes theoritical catalogue essays tell you how to read an artwork rather than opening the conversation. For artfetch.com http://www.artfetch.com/when-seeing-is-better-than-reading/ [more]
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Illuminating   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Adel Abdessemed, Saâdane Afif, Jean-Michel Alberola, He An, Stephen Antonakos, John Armleder, Fiona Banner, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Pierre Bismuth, Monica Bonvicini, Nathalie Brevet, Stefan Brüggemann, Marie José Burki, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Hsia-Fei Chang, Chryssa, Stéphane Dafflon, Cédric Delsaux, Frédéric Develay, Carlos Cruz Diez, Laddie John Dill, Tracey Emin, Cerith Wyn Evans, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Daniel Firman, Dan Flavin, Sylvie Fleury, Claire Fontaine, Lucio Fontana, Michel François, Kendell Geers, Gun Gordillo, Douglas Gordon, Laurent Grasso, Jeppe Hein, Bethan Huws, Alfredo Jaar, Anne Marie Jugnet, Jeff Koons, Gyula Kosice, Joseph Kosuth, Piotr Kowalski, Brigitte Kowanz, David Kramer, Sigalit Landau, Bertrand Lavier, Thomas Lélu, Claude Lévêque, Glenn Ligon, Jill Magid, Pierre Malphettes, Xavier Mary, Adam McEwen, Tse Su Mei, Mathieu Mercier, Mario Merz, Eric Michel, Jonathan Monk, Francois Morellet, Thomas Mulcaire, Maurizio Nannucci, Bruce Nauman, Ivan Navarro, Melik Ohanian, Fritz Panzer, Laurent Pernot, Mai-Thu Perret, Martial Raysse, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Delphine Reist, Jason Rhoades, Hughes Rochette, Sarkis, Franck Scurti, Frank Scurti, Alain Séchas, Miri Segal, Keith Sonnier, Vassiliki Tsekoura, jan van munster, Alan Suicide Vega, Giancarlo Zen at La Maison Rouge February 17th, 2012 - May 20th, 2012
Posted 4/17/12
On the face of it, this exhibition, Néon. Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? is just plain fun. With the Maison Rouge all lit up in different colored neon lights, both industrially produced and hand-crafted  tubes bringing the walls to life, inviting us to walk into spaces saturated in impossible colors. A visit to Néon is ostensibly a joyful, light way to spend an afternoon. Then as we quickly realize, neon has more to it than meets the eye. Neon lights may look pretty, but they... [more]
Dual exhibitions at the Center for Book Arts— Simultaneous exhibitions highlight the ongoing strength of the codex book as a format of aesthetic exploration. A news report from New York  
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Shana Agid, Rosaire Appel, Tomie Arai, Eileen Arnow-Levine, Lynne Avadenka, Bryan Baker, Delphi Basilicato, Barton Lidice Benes, Doug Beube, Karl Beveridge, Michael and Winifred Bixler, Helen M. Brunner, Deborah Chodoff, Carole Condé, Ana Cordeiro, Beatrice Coron, Maureen Cummins, Donna Maria de Creeft, Sylvia de Swaan, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Dikko Faust, Ann Fessler, Ellie Ga, Chitra Ganesh, Anne Gilman, Kathe Gregory, Roni Gross, Sue Donym and Marie Guise, Joshua Harris, Pablo Helguera, Barbara Henry, Candace Hicks, Ellen Holtzblatt, Wennie Huang, Gautam Kansara, Rachel LaRue Kessler, Matt Knannlein, Kumi Korf, Carole P. Kunstadt, Hedi Kyle, Suzanne Lacy, Guy Laramee, Edna Lazaron, Warren Lehrer, Catarina Leitão, Marshall Reese & Nora Ligorano, Nancy Loeber, Hilary Lorenz, Margot Lovejoy, Isabelle Lumpkin, Mikhail Magaril, Guy Davenport and Barry Magid, Russell Maret, Franco Marinai, Barbara Mauriello, Scott McCarney, Jean McGarry, Amber McMillan, Julie Chen and Clifton Meador, Susan Mills, Richard Minsky, Tadashi Mitsui, Roni Mocán, Ivan Monforte, Carlos Motta, Rick Myers, Bruce Nauman, Shervone Neckles, Jánis Rudolfs Nedéla, Heidi Neilson, Sierra Nelson, Sarah Nicholls, Sarah Paul Ocampo, Alfonso Ossorio, Shani Peters, Chris Petrone, Dennis Ashbaugh/ Kevin Begos/ William Gibson/ Karl Foulkes/ Peter Pettingill, Michalis Pichler, Catya Plate, Sarah Plimpton, Fa Poonvoralak, Lilliana Porter, Mark Murray/Caliban Press, James Prez, Robin Price, John Randle, Gary Richman, Benjamin D. Rinehart, John L. Risseeuw, Martha Rosler, John Ross, A.S.C. Rower, Ed Ruscha, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, Peter Schell, Norman Shapiro, Masumi Shibata, George K. Shortess, Robbin Ami Silverberg, SKART, Skutá, Karina Skvirsky, Kiki Smith, Marian St. Laurent, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Tattfoo Tan, Barbara Tetenbaum, Danny Tisdale, Juana Valdes, Claire van Vliet, John Frederick Walker, James Walsh, marshall weber, Cory Wheelock, Michael Winkler, Sam Winston, Paul Woodbine, Simon Woolham, Shanna Yarbrough, Ewa Monika Zebrowski, Paul Zelevansky, Marilyn Zornado at The Center for Book Arts July 6th, 2011 - September 10th, 2011
Posted 3/21/12
Domus/Italy http://www.domusweb.it/en/news/dual-exhibitions-at-the-center-for-book-arts/ [more]
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Invaluable Objects   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Jeremy Blake, Nayland Blake, Mathew Brady, Chuck Close, Mary Ellen Mark, Kate Gilmore, Chris Johanson, Martin Kippenberger, Harmony Korine, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Catherine Opie, Andres Serrano, Roman Signer, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems at Will Brown January 27th, 2012 - March 4th, 2012
Posted 2/28/12
An honest-to-god list of works of art that I have touched when no one was looking: Mary Cassatt's Van Gogh's Room at ArlesandSkull with Burning CigaretteRoy Lichtenstein's Meatassorted Picassosmaybe a Rothko or twoa very old bust of Nefertiti We all have ways of giving release to our sense of anomie. As a child—young, eager, completely overwhelmed by the systems of power that sanction value among inanimate objects—I exercised a feeble sense of power by touching anything that I was told... [more]
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Phenomenal  
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Larry Bell, Mary Corse, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell, Doug Wheeler at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-Downtown September 25th, 2011 - February 4th, 2012
Posted 1/22/12
Amazing exhibition, so sorry it's closing - ever.  Many works which are 40+ years old are still fresh and mind-boggling: Bruce Nauman's green-lit compressed corridor, from which you emerge seeing everything as pink; Robert Irwin's room with a view of the beach, with cut-outs in the actual glass of the windows; Eric Orr's capsule-shaped room devoid of any light.  Each of these changes the way you see.  You look out Irwin's windows, then out through the glass, feel the ocean breeze, see how you... [more]
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Two Gelatin Silver Prints and a Typewritten Page   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, Mel Bochner, Tony Conrad, Michael Heizer, Gordon Matta-Clark, Bruce Nauman, Sigmar Polke, Emilio Prini, Ed Ruscha at The Art Institute of Chicago December 13th, 2011 - March 11th, 2012
Posted 1/16/12
When you are cremated, you aren’t actually reduced to ash. After the body has been incinerated dry bone fragments remain, which are ground up into dust. Sandwiched between two lens-shaped pieces of glass on a small pedestal is a group of what appears to be shards of coral, almost like a decoration you’d see on someone’s coffee table. These are actually human remains presented as a sculpture. In addition to this is another incarnation of the piece. Human Dust (1969), by Agnes Denes consists of... [more]
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Sign Language   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Bruce Nauman at Donald Young Gallery September 16th, 2011 - October 16th, 2011
Posted 10/3/11
Bruce Nauman’s installation at Donald Young Gallery centers around simple gestures: fingers on both hands are flexed and touched together in different combinations.   A video projected on a screen shows the artist’s hands doing this, while speakers embedded in the walls around the screen emit voices describing the gestures being enacted, “Right hand, thumb and first finger, left hand thumb.” And so on.  To most viewers, the permutations of fingers being curled and uncurled appears at first... [more]
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Contemporary Collection   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Dieter Appelt, Erika Blumenfeld, Louise Bourgeois, Sarah Charlesworth, Constance DeJong, Eddie Dominguez, Eva Hesse, Tom Joyce, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Ana Mendieta, Delilah Montoya, Bruce Nauman, Larry Poons, Peter Sarkisian, Peter Voulkos, Joel-Peter Witkin, Meridel Rubenstein and Ellen Zweig at New Mexico Museum of Art November 19th, 2010 - March 20th, 2011
Posted 1/16/11
      will present a number of thematic points of entry into the New Mexico Museum of Art’s contemporary collection. A selections show that includes ceramics, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and video, Case Studies considers the disparate hubs of war, figuration, seriality, materiality, and the containment of nature, among other themes, as part of the constellation of work that constitutes the contemporary collection under the fictitious guise of a Bureau of Contemporary... [more]
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Welcome to the Playground   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Chris Burden, Liam Gillick, Aernout Mik, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Gabriel Orozco, Dan Peterman, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Richard Serra, Andrea Zittel at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) November 20th, 2010 - May 1st, 2011
Posted 1/3/11
Pulling from the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) own collection, curator Tricia Van Eck, with the help of Dominic Molon (a former curator at the MCA, now Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis), presents this season’s bread-and-butter exhibition. Running until May, “Without You I’m Nothing” addresses an issue that has defined art from the ‘60s onward: the viewer. What is the role of the audience in art? Does art exist without an audience? How can art affect and effect the... [more]
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A Response to the Present   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Trisha Brown, Tania Bruguera, William Forsythe, Simone Forti, Isaac Julien, Mike Kelley, Wayne McGregor, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Yvonne Rainer, La Ribot, Tino Sehgal at Hayward Gallery October 13th, 2010 - January 9th, 2011
Posted 1/2/11
        The challenge with participatory art practices is to elicit and motivate a physical response from a viewing body that have a “no touch” attitude ingrained in their viewing practice. Even the name 'visual art' references a distanced relationship with the object. Visual is related to the act of seeing, not touching, nor moving really. The current Hayward exhibition examines seminal works and new comissions from the last 50 years, along with performative works and actions that are... [more]
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A Good, Long Look   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Thomas Demand, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Walker Evans, Harun Farocki, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, Chip Lord, Oliver Lutz, Bruce Nauman, Helmut Newton, Man Ray, Thomas Ruff, Paul Strand, Weegee at SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art October 30th, 2010 - April 17th, 2011
Posted 11/1/10
      SFMOMA’s sprawling new photography survey, turns the high powered gaze of the camera onto itself, exploring over a century of peeping, spying, monitoring, snooping and all other forms of illicit looking facilitated by the handy-dandy technology of the lens. It’s an impressively researched archive of images that is as prescient as it might be paranoid. And like most brilliant exhibits, it elaborates on a simple historical premise: the invention of the gelatin dry plate which... [more]
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Camera as Co-Conspirator   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Eugène Atget, Herbert Bayer, Hans Bellmer, Constantin Brancusi, Brassaï, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Claude Cahun, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Robert Gober, David Goldblatt, Rachel Harrison, Hannah Höch, André Kertész, Bruce Nauman, Charles Nègre, Man Ray, Gillian Wearing, Fischli & Weiss, Hannah Wilke, Iwao Yamawaki at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) August 1st, 2010 - November 1st, 2010
Posted 8/15/10
        MoMA's "The Original Copy: Photography and Sculpture" in a way feels more like a free-for-all mash-up of associations and juxtapositions than a focused thesis, a stream of consciousness collection of various intersections of photography and sculpture.  There is a remarkable absence of a prescribed formulation to follow, and the subject is explored rather through various themes and practices, stirring groupings and somewhat abrupt shifts of logic.  This lack results not in a confused... [more]
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Kupferstichkabinett- White Cube   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Miroslaw Balka, Georg Baselitz, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tracey Emin, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Anselm Kiefer, Julie Mehretu, Bruce Nauman, Gabriel Orozco, Raqib Shaw, Luc Tuymans, Rachel Whiteread at White Cube, Hoxton Square July 8th, 2010 - August 28th, 2010
Posted 7/24/10
        Not the catchiest title perhaps, but is certainly a memorable show.  Referring to the collections of the German aristocracy which in turn lead to the more accessible print and drawing rooms in museums, this show draws on the past to prove that drawing is very much alive and kicking in contemporary art. Set up like a museum, with works densely hung on dark green walls, the show turns the White Cube into a museum of modern drawing, exploring its pivotal role in the practices of such... [more]
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Bruce Nauman: A retrospective   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Bruce Nauman at Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart May 28th, 2010 - October 10th, 2010
Posted 6/7/10
        The exhibition, Dream Passage, presented by the National Gallery in the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin, is the first major retrospective in Berlin of the internationally famous American artist Bruce Nauman. It is being held in connection with the presentation of the spectacular architectural sculpture Room with My Soul Left Out, Room That Does Not Care from 1984, which was recently donated to the National Gallery by the collector Friedrich Christian Flick. This... [more]
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Nauman Multiples   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Bruce Nauman at James Kelly Contemporary July 31st, 2009 - September 12th, 2009
Posted 9/7/09
James Kelly Contemporary is pleased to announce an exhibition of the prints and multiples of Bruce Nauman. The exhibition will consist of graphic works made throughout the artist’s career, with works from the 70’s up to the most recent series of prints. Also on view will be Nauman’s video Setting a Good Corner, and several of his sculptural multiples. This will be his first solo exhibition with the gallery. Nauman, who is one of the most influential and innovative artists of his generation,... [more]
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The Big Questions   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Francis Alÿs, Robert Barry, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, James Lee Byars, John Cage, Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Chan, Lygia Clark, Tony Conrad, Tacita Dean, Jason Dodge, Trisha Donnelly, Marcel Duchamp, Harold Edgerton, The Institute For Figuring, Ceal Floyer, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roger Hiorns, Douglas Huebler, Pierre Huyghe, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Stephen Kaltenbach, On Kawara, Christine Kozlov, David Lamelas, Louise Lawler, Paul Etienne Lincoln, Mark Manders, Kris Martin, Steve McQueen, Helen Mirra, Catherine Murphy, Bruce Nauman, Rivane Neuenschwander, Claes Oldenburg, Roman Ondák, Giuseppe Penone, Susan Philipsz, Anthony Phillips, Adrian Piper, Steven Pippin, Charles Ray, Tobias Rehberger, Hannah Rickards, Arthur Russell, Michael Sailstorfer, Roman Signer, Simon Starling, John Stezaker, Mladen Stilinović, Sturtevant, Shomei Tomatsu at Walker Art Center April 24th, 2009 - September 27th, 2009
Posted 8/7/09
The theme of the Walker Art Center’s exhibition “The Quick and the Dead” got personal, quickly, when I observed that an On Kawara date painting near the entry was the same date as an uncle’s birthday. Made by Kawara to mark the passage of time, the ongoing series implies its own end in the artist’s death, just as birthdays imply to many of us that there are only so many left. This exhibition announces its’ intentions to examine The Big Questions of Life at the outset in the title, but... [more]
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California Conceptualism   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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John Baldessari, Bruce Nauman at Cirrus Gallery July 18th, 2009 - August 22nd, 2009
Posted 8/3/09
Rarely, in recent history, has an artist distinguished him or herself as primarily a printmaker (or at least none jump to mind, like might happen with say painters or photographers), especially in terms of art after conceptualism, where the medium was rarely, if ever, the message. As Sol Lewitt wrote in Paragraphs on Conceptual Art, “Any idea that is better stated in two dimensions should not be in three dimensions. Ideas may also be stated with numbers, photographs, or words or any way the... [more]
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Ausgezeichnet Zeichnungen   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Gerhard Altenbourg, Dieter Appelt, Frank Badur, Joseph Beuys, Eberhard Blum, Lothar Böhme, Eduardo Chillida, Emil Cimiotti, Carlfriedrich Claus, Anthony Cragg, Willem de Kooning, Tacita Dean, Jim Dine, Arnold Dreyblatt, Hartwig Ebersbach, Bogomir Ecker, Ulrich Erben, Valie Export, Thomas Florschuetz, Jochen Gerz, Bruno Goller, Dieter Goltzsche, Gotthard Graubner, Erich Hauser, Erwin Heerich, Bernhard Heiliger, Karl Horst Hödicke, Rebecca Horn, Alfonso Hüppi, Magdalena Jetelová, Joachim John, Ivan Kafka, Gerhard Kettner, Ronald B. Kitaj, Christina Kubisch, Raimund Kummer, Bernhard Luginbühl, Marwan, Bruce Nauman, Wolfgang Petrick, Hermann Pitz, Markus Raetz, Arnulf Rainer, Bridget Riley, Karin Sander, Hanns Schimansky, Michael Schoenholtz, Emil Schumacher, Richard Serra, K. R. H. Sonderborg, Daniel Spoerri, Klaus Staeck, Walter Stöhrer, Werner Stötzer, Rolf Szymanski, Antoni Tàpies, André Thomkins, Rosemarie Trockel, Günther Uecker, Hans Uhlmann, Micha Ullman, Emilio Vedova, Hans Vent, Dorothee von Windheim, Klaus Wittkugel at Akademie der Künste - Hanseatenweg April 25th, 2009 - July 14th, 2009
Posted 5/3/09
Die Ausstellung der Mitglieder der Sektion Bildende Kunst stellt den gewandelten Begriff von Zeichnung in der gegenwärtigen bildenden Kunst zur Diskussion. Im Vordergrund steht dabei die autonome Funktion des Zeichnens in der künstlerischen Praxis. Neben traditionellen Verfahrensweisen verdeutlichen fotografische und digitale Konzeptionen sowie hybride Mischformen die enorme Spannweite des zeitgenössischen Zeichnungsbegriffs. Ein Teil der Exponate erfüllt die Erwartung, dass Zeichnen... [more]
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"I am so Excited to be Talking to You!"   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Alejandro ARTIGAS, Jim BAUER, Sarah BEADLE, Heather BENNETT, Kristin Calabrese, PACIFIC DISSENT COMPANY, Peter CONTIGLIOZZI, Sian FOULKES, Patrick Lakey, Tim LAUN, Robert Levine, Christy MCCAFFREY, Tommy MCCAFFREY, Bruce Nauman, Tony PAYNE, Jason Polan, Ben Pruskin, Aaron Rose, Casey Ruble, Tom Sachs, Jonathan SCHUTE, Joe Sola, Allyson Spellacy, George Stoll, Lynn SULLIVAN, Andre VIPOLIS at Denizen Design April 3rd, 2009 - May 16th, 2009
Posted 4/13/09
    “I'm so excited to be talking to you” is a group exhibition curated by Lauren McCaffrey and Allyson Spellacy that features text based work by 27 artists. The exhibition is at Denizen Design gallery, a rather sleek space for a show tightly knit with work ranging from unknown artists to the likes of Bruce Nauman and Tom Sachs. Christy McCaffrey’s cutout collages of cartoon-like people are made from newspapers, magazines, books and maps and are seamless yet with a quirky cut and paste... [more]
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Mark Wallinger curates The Russian Linesman   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Vija Celmins, Thomas Demand, Albrecht Durer, Bruce Nauman, Giuseppe Penone, Fred Sandback at Hayward Gallery February 18th, 2009 - May 4th, 2009
Posted 2/27/09
Coming from a bright spring day on the South Bank where weekend visitors enjoy the street performers and living statues, and ride the fun fair carousel, the mood of light hearted reverie is echoed by Mark Wallinger’s idiosyncratic collection. Entitled The Russian Linesman from a notorious 1966 football match decision, the show draws on disparate sources ranging from Albrecht Dűrer to Fred Sandback, from a three millennia old Sphinx  to  fearful unedited news footage of the recent civil... [more]
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Artist Books   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Francis Alÿs, Giovanni Anselmo, Lars Arrhenius, Darren Bader, John Baldessari, Lothar Baumgarten, IAIN BAXTER&, Thomas Bayrle, Larry Bell, Dara Birnbaum, Marcel Broodthaers, Fernando Bryce, Luca Buvoli, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Merlin Carpenter, Matthew Chambers, Shaoxiong Chen, Larry Clark, Sean Dack, Hanne Darboven, Tacita Dean, Mark Dion, Marcel Dzama, Yara El-Sherbini, Olafur Eliasson, Brian Eno, Neil Farber, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Robbert Flick, Tom Friedman, Liam Gillick, Pamela Golden, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Ann Hamilton, Robert Heinecken, Arno Hintjens, Patrick Hoet, Dennis Hollingsworth, Rebecca Horn, David Horvitz, Adam Janes, Brian Kennon, Robbie Kinberg, Edwin Klein, Alison Knowles, Jutta Koether, Harmony Korine, Barbara Kruger, Brendan Lott, Nick Lowe, Euan Macdonald, Christian Marclay, Paul McCarthy, Matthew Monahan, Robert Morris, Matt Mullican, Bruce Nauman, Jorge Pardo, A. R. Penck, Asher Penn, Raymond Pettibon, Tom Phillips, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Michael S. Riedel, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Francesc Ruiz, Raul Ruiz, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Peter Schmidt, Lara Schnitger, Jim Shaw, David Shrigley, Jorge Simes, Michael Snow, Haim Steinbach, Telfer Stokes, Calvin Sumsion, Paul Thek, Wolfgang Tillmans, Richard Tuttle, Jan Voss, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, David Weiss, Fischli & Weiss, Benjamin Weissman, Pae White, Christopher Williams, Bobbi Woods, Christopher Wool at MOCA Pacific Design Center October 19th, 2008 - March 1st, 2009
Posted 1/5/09
  MOCA at the Pacific Design Center currently has an exhibition of artist books.  Unfortunately the books are under glass vitrines, but you CAN watch the pages turn through MOCA's website at: http://www.moca.org/openbook/sequences.php - a virtual read. The exhibition features books by Sigmar Polke, Keith Haring, Olafur Eliasson, Michael Snow, Ray Johnson, Andy Warhol, Hans-Peter Feldman, Paul McCarthy/Jason Rhoades and more.   This exhibition does point out the issue with showing artist... [more]
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Good Boy: Nauman at the MCA   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Leon Golub, Donald Judd, Sharon Lockheart, Bruce Nauman, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Sze, Kara Walker at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) May 10th, 2008 - March 3rd, 2009
Posted 9/1/08
As Madeleine Grynsztejn takes over as Director for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), their ongoing exhibition series "Artists in Depth," perhaps signals the new course that the museum is taking. After showing a "greatest hits" exhibit ("Highlights from the Permanent Collection") this series thoughtfully examines the work of several major artists that the museum has large collections of. This allows the variety of an artist's output to be displayed, so that one gets a sense of the... [more]
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Puppets!   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Guy Ben-Ner, Nayland Blake, Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio Cattelan, Anne Chu, Nathalie Djurberg, Terence Gower, Dan Graham, Christian Jankowski, Mike Kelley, William Kentridge, Survival Research Laboratory, Cindy Loehr, Paul McCarthy, Annette Messager, Matt Mullican, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Philippe Parreno, Thomas Schütte, Laurie Simmons, Doug Skinner, Kiki Smith, Michael Smith, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kara Walker, Charlie White at Santa Monica Museum of Art May 24th, 2008 - August 9th, 2008
Posted 6/14/08
Puppets, puppetry and the like are often relegated to being an obscure subgenre of the theater or sometimes of the art world but the exhibition, currently on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, points out the fact that puppets frequently infiltrate popular culture and bring along with them issues that loom large like agency, control, miniaturization and manipulation. These issues are explored by a wide range of internationally recognized artists who have created work that incorporates the... [more]
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Low Slow Life   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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John Altoon, Bob Arentz, Joseph Beuys, Stan Brakhage, Malcolm W. Browne, John Cage, Bruce Conner, Paul Cotton, Jay DeFeo, Marcel Duchamp, John Heartfield, Wally Hedrick, Mike Henderson, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Allan Kaprow, Yves Klein, Tetsumi Kudo, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Mallary, Paul McCarthy, Gustav Metzger, Allan Midgette, Henry Moore, Saburo Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Al Payne, Raivo Puusemp, Kazuo Shiraga, Tony Smith, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Stan VanDerBeek, Irby Walton, Andy Warhol at CCA Wattis Institute February 7th, 2008 - April 12th, 2008
Posted 3/14/08
an exhibit curated by Paul McCarthy at the CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts is billed as showcasing “a wide range of artists and artworks related to memories from McCarthy’s career.” In this sense, the result is very true to its word. Vitrines filled with ephemera from McCarthy’s own collection are scattered throughout the Wattis’s downstairs gallery. Included are record albums by Karlheinz Stockhausen, coffee-table size books on Happenings, and other tidbits of the post 1950s, pre... [more]