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Giving FOOD its due: “FOOD 1971/2013”   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Tina Girouard, Carol Goodden, Jonathan Horowitz, Matthew Day Jackson at Frieze New York May 9th, 2013 - May 13th, 2013
Posted 5/9/13
This year’s Frieze New York fair sees the Projects portion of its programming celebrating FOOD, the historic restaurant-artwork hybrid most associated with artist Gordon Matta-Clark. While the Projects’ inaugural theme was turning Randall’s Island into a “fantasy world,” according to curator Cecilia Alemani, its second year focuses on “basic actions such as eating, drinking, speaking and praying… [engaging] the ritualistic dimension of the fair and the unique landscape of the island.” FOOD fits ra... [more]
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Denmark's Jewel in the Crown   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Rosa Barba, Yael Bartana, Sophie Calle, Vija Celmins, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Eriksson, Simon Evans, Öyvind Fahlström, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Poul Gernes, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Shilpa Gupta, Jacob Holdt, Roni Horn, Elliot Hundley, Matthew Day Jackson, Chris Johanson, Isaac Julien, Jesper Just, Zilvinas Kempinas, Rosy Keyser, Anselm Kiefer, Per Kirkeby, Yayoi Kusama, Klara Lidén, Michel Majerus, Gerold Miller, Marilyn Minter, Mircea Nicolae, Sigmar Polke, Sheng Qi, Tal R, Daniel Richter, Thomas Ruff, Allen Ruppersberg, Yorgos Sapountzis, Dayanita Singh, Tove Storch, Thomas Struth, Al Taylor, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marcel van Eeden, Francesca Woodman, Erwin Wurm at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art May 24th, 2012 - August 19th, 2012
Posted 8/13/12
It was afternoon. In Copenhagen. A charming, too-handsome-for-words mutual acquaintance relayed the news that Denmark had been crowned the richest country in the EU. I couldn’t vouch for this, but its capital appeared to be the most sustainable of all the conscientiously green cities I’d visited in northern Europe. Of course I wasn’t travelling all the way from America to Scandinavia for wind farms, organic elderberry juice, or even the first-time thrill of ordering drinks at an honest-to-God Ice Bar.... [more]
Amsterdam, Nov. 2011 - When I turned up at Grimm Gallery in Amsterdam to meet with Brooklyn-based artist, Matthew Day Jackson, I had the unfortunate timing of arriving only moments after a large and important crate of artwork was delivered – a day late and mere hours before Jackson’s multi-sited show, Heel Gezellig, was scheduled to open. For non-Dutch readers, gezellig translates somewhere within the vast yet inviting ballpark of “comfortable,” “intimate,” and “convivial,” and despite the last... [more]
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Everything Leads to Another   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Matthew Day Jackson at Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row) May 20th, 2011 - July 30th, 2011
Posted 5/29/11
Hauser & Wirth have hit upon an artist whose ambition and productivity are more than a match for their gargantuan galleries. With a dizzying array of sculptures, photographs, and assemblages, Jackson epitomises the propensity for the big, the grandiloquent, and the epic that is discernable in many American writers and artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from Norman Mailer to Matthew Barney.The centrepiece of the show is a reconditioned B29 cockpit titled Axis Mundi. Maroon... [more]
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Death Does Its Part   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Matthew Day Jackson at Peter Blum Gallery- Soho September 17th, 2010 - November 13th, 2010
Posted 11/7/10
From the perspective of the empiricist, it’s not often once finds oneself walking underneath an artwork, neck craned back for an upward gaze, shoulders brushing hulking wooden sculptures. Even in the realm of installation art the narrow corridor isn’t a common spatial creation, but it’s precisely what Matthew Day Jackson evokes in his new large-scale work, The Tomb, at Peter Blum’s Soho Gallery. The Tomb is more than just a passageway; it’s a freestanding sculptural piece large and complex enough... [more]
Life
Jackson's Practice   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Matthew Day Jackson at GRIMM (KEIZERSGRACHT) October 10th, 2009 - November 21st, 2009
Posted 10/12/09
I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe. R. Buckminster Fuller,  I Seem To Be a Verb (1970) Attempting to categorize the diverse production of Matthew Day Jackson is a difficult - perhaps futile - though not entirely ineffective exercise. As in Buckminster Fuller’s speculation about his own nature, Jackson’s work is a practice more than a c... [more]
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