tagged: institutional critique

Institutions, history, and Liu Ding's elliptical critique

by Katherine Grube
In his current exhibition, , at Antenna Space in Shanghai, Liu Ding treats the objects of art history with absolute seriousness. To move through Antenna Space’s galleries is to move through time and place, from a lake in the western United States to an image created in Beijing in 1989 but held in an artist’s collection in the same city today. Liu’s associative leaps require reading meaning in ellipses, but it is within these ellipses that the play between history and historicization emerges and... [more]
Posted by Katherine Grube on 5/2/14

The Rounds of a Rumor: #womenMoMA2015

by Natalie Hegert
So you may have heard a little story about MoMA’s plans for 2015… and, well, they’re not true. Yes our story about MoMA showing only women artists for the year, in temporary exhibitions and in the permanent collection, was an April Fool’s hoax, published alongside stories about Putin’s new vocation as a painter, Gagosian opening a new location on St. Bart’s and Jemima Kirke quitting the HBO series in order to focus on art. (Read the original post here.) Now you might be wondering, why are we... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 5/1/14

Scanning and Opacity

by Ryan Wong
It took me a long time to write about Aaron Flint Jamison’s exhibition at Artists Space. I had to figure out how to move past the obvious statement, which is that the work is frustratingly opaque, and say something about what lies under it. Maybe I could even say something about the opacity itself. The exhibition leaves the gallery nearly empty: about half a dozen objects (depending on how you count them) are strewn throughout. The SoHo columns and worn floorboards of 38 Greene Street are on... [more]
Posted by Ryan Wong on 10/29/13

An Act of Critique

by Edward Sanderson
As the various flavours of institutional critique have now become “institutionalised” as part of the practice of contemporary artists, curated by Biljana Ciric at the Guangdong Times Museum in Guangzhou aims to reassess the origins, methodologies and effects of this practice. It can be said that One Step Forward… builds on the work of the curatorial team within the Times Museum (and those of its invited curators) since its formal opening in 2009. They have approached their practice with a... [more]
Posted by Edward Sanderson on 8/24/13
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