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by Ryan Wong
The Cat Show was inevitable: an art exhibition devoted to the feline as internet meme, domestic partner, and kitsch icon. Contemporary cat tropes were as bound to spill into art spaces as the boom of advertising was irresistible fodder for the “pictures generation” forty years ago. The temptation is to dismiss The Cat Show, now on view at White Columns, as pandering: like a motorcycle exhibition or Harry Potter at the Discovery Center. The Walker Art Center presented a wildly popular Internet Cat Video Film Festival last year, and the Brooklyn Museum is presenting an exhibition on Egypti... [more]
Posted by Ryan Wong on 7/9/13

[VIDEO] Sverre Bjertnes at White Columns, New York

by Vernissage TV
White Columns in New York just opened the first solo exhibition in the United States by the New York-based Norwegian artist Sverre Bjertnes. The show is titled If you really loved me you would be able to admit that you’re ashamed of me, and has been developed by Sverre Bjertnes in collaboration with the artist Bjarne Melgaard. The exhibition presents new paintings and works on paper by Bjertnes, as well as earlier works. Furthermore, the show includes collaborative works made with both Melgaard and the artist’s mother Randi Koren Bjertnes, as well as a group of painted furniture works by the mav... [more]
Posted by Vernissage TV on 3/17/13

Second Time Around – One Curator’s Year Regurgitated

by John Daquino
Typically, if one sees work that she/he likes, they are not likely to get a second chance to see such work again for quite some time, since the unspoken rule of our beloved galleries is to avoid anything that is not making its debut. I suspect, for this reason, the non-profit space White Columns inaugurated their Looking Back annual, three years ago. Each installment is selected by a NYC-based curator who gets to round together their favorite works seen about town in institutions, gallery settings, etc. during the course of one year. Thus, Looking Back: The White Columns Annual is a hodgepodge of we... [more]
Posted by John Daquino on 11/9/08