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Sam Lewitt's Temperature-Raising Intervention Is More Than a Hot Take   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Sam Lewitt at Swiss Institute June 8th, 2016 - July 24th, 2016
Posted 6/29/16
The temperature in New York had reached the low 80s when I schlepped downtown for Sam Lewitt's at the Swiss Institute. Entering the gallery, which is nestled between the frenzy of Canal street and SoHo, it immediately became clear that the title of Lewitt’s intervention was a massive understatement.  Dispersed throughout the otherwise serene gallery space are large-scale copper heating circuits connected to the tall ceiling with loosely hung black wires. Dominating the exhibition more... [more]
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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 3/31/13
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... [more]
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GEOslant: Natalie Hegert at the Whitney Biennial   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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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 3/25/12
“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... [more]
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Sam Lewitt at Galerie Buchholz February 11th, 2011 - April 2nd, 2011
Posted 3/6/11
        Galerie Daniel Buchholz is pleased to announce “0110_Universal-City_1010”, Sam Lewitt’s  second solo exhibition at the gallery. This exhibition extends Lewitt’s recent use of printing  and writing equipment as material for works that shift between different models of technical and linguistic interfacing, between systems of production and display, between the efficiency  of social communication and mute, inert things. The materials from which the work in this  exhibition derive... [more]
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Contemplating the Act of Rubbing   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Scorched Earth., Max Ernst, Melanie Gilligan, Richard Hawkins, John Kelsey, Sam Lewitt, Henri Michaux at Miguel Abreu Gallery Orchard St November 22nd, 2009 - January 10th, 2010
Posted 11/28/09
Frottage: “Who does it anymore? Who really did it ever?” These questions are posed in the press release for the exhibition simply titled, Frottage. Referring to the technique of creating marks through the rubbing of objects, frottage is a French term popularized by Max Ernst, and adopted by the surrealist movement. Beginning with Ernst, and moving into artists working today, this exhibition is an intelligent meditation on a process quite easily perceived as passé. The show is organized... [more]
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Art I Wouldn't Want to Part With   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Barbara Bloom, Sophie Calle, Trisha Donnelly, Sam Durant, Maria Eichhorn, Sylvie Fleury, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Dan Graham, Renée Green, Fabrice Gygi, Jamie Isenstein, Mike Kelley, Louise Lawler, Leigh Ledare, Sam Lewitt, ivan matos, Allan McCollum, Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock, Walter Robinson, Aura Rosenberg, Jim Shaw, Greg Parma Smith, John Waters, Lawrence Weiner at Swiss Institute February 13th, 2009 - April 4th, 2009
Posted 2/14/09
For REGIFT New York artist and Swiss Institute Director John Miller chose the works and commissioned a total of 25 artists. The artists handle the subject of gift exchange in its many arrays including appropriation, value, potlatch (recirculation) and reciprocity. It is a very intriguing art show, with many multi- layered background stories. As objects, many of the artworks summon the surreal, existing as darling momentos generously on view for the public.Jamie Isenstein has bestowed props... [more]
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