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DEANA LAWSON AT THE WHITNEY

DEANA LAWSON—NEW PHOTOGRAPHS, at Rhona Hoffman in Chicago, closes this weekend, but there are still a couple weeks left to see Lawson’s new work in New York City.   DEANA LAWSON—NEW PHOTOGRAPHS, through May 26. RHONA HOFFMAN GALLERY, 118 North Peoria Street, Chicago DEANA LAWSON—2017 WHITNEY BIENNIAL, through June 11. WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, […]

POWER AT SPRÜTH MAGERS

Shinique Smith, Bale Variant No. 0023 (Totem), 2014
Clothing, fabric, accesories, ribbon, rope, and wood
243.8 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm
96 x 20 x 20 inches
Image credit: Shinique Smith and Sprüth Magers

“The cultural contributions of women and women of color are still underrepresented in the art world, and we are still asked to contextualize our practice in ways that other privileged artists simply are not.” — Shinique Smith* “I have recently been exploring the idea of doing my work in secret. I was inspired by discovering […]

WOLFGANG TILLMANS

Wolfgang Tillmans, La Palma, 2014
© Wolfgang Tillmans
Image credit: Tate Modern

Two opportunities to see the work of Wolfgang Tillmans: In his first exhibition at Tate Modern, a selection of photographs, recorded music, publications, videos, and digital slide projections by Tillmans since 2003 are now on view through the first week of June.   WOLFGANG TILLMANS: 2017, through June 11 TATE MODERN, Bankside, London tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/wolfgang-tillmans-2017   […]

DIANE ARBUS AT LÉVY GORVY

Susan Sontag and her son on bench, N.Y.C. 1965. 
Photograph by Diane Arbus
Copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus: In the Park, Lévy Gorvy

“… I remember one summer I worked a lot in Washington Square Park. It must have been about 1966. The park was divided. It has these walks, sort of like a sunburst, and there were these territories staked out. There were young hippie junkies down one row. There were lesbians down another, really tough amazingly […]

SELF SERVICE — THE LAST POLAROIDS

Self-Service: The Last Boxes
Faretta photographed by Paolo Roversi
Styling by Joe McKenna, hair by Julien d'Ys
Bra and shorts by Prada
Image credit: Self-Service

About a year ago, Paolo Roversi and Ezra Petronio developed a project to “share our stock of remaining outdated Polaroid film with a few artists and photographer friends to do a project and call it ‘The Last Boxes.’ ”* The results have just been published in the 46th issue of Petronio’s SELF SERVICE. The Spring/Summer 2017 issue is […]

CONCRETE ISLAND AT VENUS

Matt Johnson, Drywall #5 (Baby Aqua M440–3), 2017.
Painted wood, 72 x 101 x 72 inches (182.9 x 256.5 x 182.9 cm)
Image credit: Venus Over Manhattan

“Welcome to Concrete Island: an overlooked city within a city, an entropical paradise where leisure is lean….Listen to our walls: they speak in a rare blend of hobo shamanism and contemporary primitivism that captures the texture of the urban psyche.”* This group show at Venus’ Boyle Heights outpost features work by Kelly Akashi, William Anastasi, […]

SIMON BIRCH’S 14TH FACTORY

Still from the film This Brutal House, directed by Scott Carthy, based on a concept by Simon Burch, sound design by Gary Gunn.
Image courtesy of The 14th Factory and Scott Carthy. Special thanks to Gloria Yu.

My favorite attraction at the old-school, long-gone amusement park of my childhood was Aladdin’s Castle, a dimly lit wonderland of tilted floors, collapsing stairways, and mirrored mazes. In 2017, just north of the L.A River, an art funhouse has moved into a repurposed factory in Lincoln Heights. Conceived by British-born, Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch, […]