My review of Keith Haring: 20th Anniversary at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery has been published in the Brooklyn Rail. The show closes today (Saturday, April, 3, 2010), so if you want to see it you better run. Here’s a taste: Containing dozens of works from every stage of his mature artistic life, Haring’s unintended retrospective […]
I was very impressed with the paintings by Lesley Vance at this year’s Whitney Biennial. Vance is able to pack so much into her small jewel-like canvases. Some artists resort to larger formats, which can help mask their artistic shortcoming by using scale to produce a wow effect (though that doesn’t always work, think Julian […]
In grad school, I remember how important Sigfried Giedion’s book Space, Time & Architecture was to a small group of us in the Art History program who found in it a treasure trove of information, even though it was hard to read cover to cover. I recently picked it up again and was quickly reminded […]
“Mostly because you can sweat almost anything down to this basic biological truth: Culture is a mating ritual. We are looking for ways to differentiate ourselves so as to attract one another. That is the deep dark secret of everything we do. It might be that black and white.” — via Riff Market’s “RE HIPSTER […]
I’m moderating and left to right is, #artstech honcho Julia Kaganskiy, me, Andrew Goldstein of Artinfo, Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes, and Carolina Miranda, WNYC art critic, freelancer and THE C-Monster. Watch us, we’re being smart at smARTcamp.