Reviews

Post image for ‘The Divine’ and ‘The Realist’: The Diverging Worlds of Twin Comics Artists

The pristine linework of artist Tomer Hanuka is now featured in a slim new graphic novel from the NYC-based Israeli artist, along with his twin brother, Asaf, and writer/game designer Boaz Lavie.

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Post image for Daily Life as Art in Gilbert & George’s Early Works

The melodies of British composers Grieg and Elgar mixed with chatter and voices repeating “Gordon’s makes us drunk” can be heard faintly as you enter Gilbert & George: The Early Years.

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Post image for The Grainy Doom of the Apocalypse on Film

Whether a bang of nuclear annihilation or the slow creep of a pandemic, our potential end-of-world wastelands have their own bleak visual language.

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Post image for Breathing Life into a High-Tech, Glowing Sphere

Back in the late ’90s, I considered going to raves.

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Post image for Dissecting and Detecting Stories in Found Objects and Remnants

Contemporary art’s storytelling power has been the subject of numerous shows of late, from Gowanus to the Guggenheim, and Story of a Story at Brooklyn nonprofit Smack Mellon offers still more evidence of the novel forms narratives can take.

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Post image for The Luminous Plastic of an Underappreciated Light and Space Artist

To create translucent sculptures in the colossal proportions he desired, De Wain Valentine needed a new type of plastic.

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Post image for Picking Apart Outmoded Museum Practices

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — How do we combat colonialism and the troubled history of ethnographies?

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Post image for The Lifeless Eyes of Laurie Simmons’s Human Dolls

From her early photographs of dolls acting like humans, to more recent explorations of humans who resemble dolls, artist Laurie Simmons has spent her career blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy.

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Post image for The Meaning of the Ring, from Memento Mori to Marriage

Rings are one of the most personal and oldest human adornments, evolving in complexity with metalwork techniques and the gemstone trade.

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Post image for Joan Jonas as Interpreter, Guide, and Ghost at the Venice Biennale

VENICE — For more than five decades, performance has formed the center of Joan Jonas’s illuminating artistic career.

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