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REMEMBERING CHRIS BURDEN

REMEMBERING CHRIS BURDEN

Artist and icon Chris Burden passed away on May 10. It was a shock to the art world; since his early days as a hardcore body and performance artist, Burden has been an indestructible force and a pathbreaker in the field. His last completed work, Ode to Santos Dumont, is a poetic paean to the […]

SPACES: ROME

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Places / Faces ©Alexandra Ruiz March 2015

SPACES: RACHEL WHITREAD’S VIENNA MEMORIAL

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In a tiny historic Vienna square sits Rachel Whitread’s Holocaust Memorial for the more than 60,000 Austrian Jews murdered by the Nazis. The memorial rests on the site of an historic synagogue that was burned down by an angry mob in the 14th century and discovered during municipal excavations in the late 20th. For the […]

EXHIBITION: JOSEPH BEUYS AT MITCHELL-INNES & NASH

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A sweeping exhibition of Joseph Beuys multiples from the Reinhard Schlegl collection is currently on display at Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York City. The show includes 500 works and ephemera spanning the 1960s to 1980s, with familiar forms like a felt-laden sled, a Fluxus violin, and Capri Battery, a lemon-powered lightbulb. An array of […]

EXHIBITION: JANINE ANTONI AT LUHRING AUGUSTINE

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In her solo show at Luhring Augustine in New York, Janine Antoni cast body parts and household furniture in wax, forming ethereal, surrealist combinations inspired by milagros, small devotional items left by Latin American worshippers at church altars. The show is on view at Luhring Augustine’s Chelsea location until April 25. The exhibition statement is […]

EXHIBITION: PARKER ITO AT CHATEAU SHATTO

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Parker Ito’s show at Chateau Shatto, A Little Taste of Cheeto in the Night, is a fully-immersive, claustrophobic, phantasmagoric experience. The artist transformed a vast, multi-roomed warehouse behind the gallery with architectural interventions, punching holes in the walls and ceiling. Double-sided paintings hang from silvery chains and LED light strands, and the floors are haphazardly […]

EXHIBITION: BERNARD PIFFARETTI AT CHERRY & MARTIN

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Bernard Piffaretti’s show at Cherry & Martin features a number of works in a signature style that the artist has used since the 1980s. He begins by dividing the canvas with a line of color, and the painting that results looks like a diptych duplicate, two versions of the same image sharing a canvas with […]