Reviews

Post image for Traces of Human Civilization, Cast from Styrofoam Packaging

The exhibition in the back room of A.I.R. Gallery’s new space in Dumbo feels like a cross between a temple and an archaeological site.

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Post image for The Slippery Politics of Weaponized Theater

Trash Cuisine is a play about the visceral horrors of political violence.

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Post image for The (Un)Changing Portrayal of White Women in 100 Years of Advertisements

The idea is so ingenious, it almost seems obvious: take advertisements and remove the text that makes them so, leaving only a string of images behind.

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Post image for Personal Takes on the Realities of Colonialism

LONDON — How do you tell a story that does not want to be told?

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Post image for Kehinde Wiley Paints the Precariousness of Black Life

Much has been made of the current Kehinde Wiley retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Post image for Weather Report: Hito Steyerl’s Documentary Forecast for the Digital Age

For the last several years now, as the credits roll at the end of her films, artist Hito Steyerl’s name, rather than appearing alongside the typical “Written and Directed by,” is listed with roles (or non-roles) considerably more blurred and expressionistic.

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Post image for Exploring the Terrain of Contemporary Native American Art

Where are the indigenous stories, communities, and artists within “American” contemporary art?

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Post image for A Project that Lets You Control Music with Your Mind

With new technology comes new opportunities to augment our reality, and two art projects now on view in Brooklyn experiment with our interaction with sound through electronic devices.

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Post image for J.M.W. Turner, the Sublime, and Me

LOS ANGELES — “You don’t experience the sublime looking through double glazing, or at a distant electric storm, or watching a sea rage on TV.”

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Post image for Abstract Paintings that Reflect the Rhythms of Our Time

In terms of freewheeling, soul-bearing angst, Abstract Expressionism might once seemed to have had the final word.

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