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Sam Lewitt's Temperature-Raising Intervention Is More Than a Hot Take

by Osman Can Yerebakan
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]
Posted by Osman Can Yerebakan on 6/29/16

Art I Wouldn't Want to Part With

by Alison Levy
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]
Posted by Alison Levy on 2/15/09
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