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FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES

“I believe that irony is still a very useful tool to create meaning. For me, irony stops information in its tracks and makes it unravel.” — Felix Gonzalez–Torres* A visitor to FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES (at David Zwirner in New York), confronted by a room-dividing wall of glass beads hanging from the ceiling, sticks out his hand and runs […]

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"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

Image credit: Arthur Jafa, Love is the Message, the Message is Death

ARTHUR JAFA IN LOS ANGELES AND LONDON

“There’s just a certain genius to accompaniment, how you actually support other people being expressive, and that’s the jazz thing again. I keep coming back to that: listening and responding, but responding in a way where you still allow the person a certain kind of platform. To a certain degree it goes into this whole […]

Anicka Yi, The Flavor Genome, 2017 Whitney Biennial
Image credit: Whitney Museum of American Art

ANICKA YI IN NEW YORK

The facts are encouraging. Instead of going to art school, Anicka Yi became her own apprentice, working through her 20s in the fashion–media complex (ad agencies, photo shoots as a stylist, a project for The Face). Moving from London to downtown Manhattan in the mid-nineties, the Bernadette Corporation rubbed off, and Yi, in her 30s, […]

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

DIANE ARBUS AT 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 […]

Al Loving. Untitled, 1982. 
Mixed media, 60 1/4 x 48 inches. 
Courtesy of the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

AL LOVING AT ART + PRACTICE

“For forty years, Al Loving experimented with materials and process to expand the definition of modern painting, drawing on everything from free jazz to his family’s quilting tradition. In the 1980s, Loving broke free of the flat image, using heavy rag paper to make three dimensional collages in brilliant colors. SPIRAL PLAY: LOVING IN THE […]