Through multi-sensorial installations, Alan Michelson holds genocidal colonizers accountable and affirms the continued survival of Indigenous people.
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Airy and Affective Sculptures, Weighed Down by Contradictions
In his latest exhibition The Bather’s Dilemma, Paul Chan’s lofty claims act as dead weight in an otherwise elegant expression of human emotion.
Turning the Digital into the Material, with Feng Shui
Digital data has become one of the most integral and misunderstood resources in contemporary society.
A Photographer Captures the Sweet Strangeness of His Family’s Everyday Life
Like a breath of fresh air, Dutch photographer Maurice van Es’s now will not be with us forever provides a welcome alternative to the haze of apathy, distrust, and sarcasm that permeate contemporary media and visual culture.
From Ancient Myth to Contemporary Politics, Utopia’s Dangerous Lure
In her exhibition titled Jauja at Y Gallery, Manuela Viera-Gallo uses the legend of Jauja as a platform from which to examine both the political and mythological ramifications of an idealized fantasy world.
An Iranian Artist Exposes Totalitarian Power and Defaces Its Iconography
The manipulation of the masses is ubiquitous in everyday life, from pop culture to religion to politics.
When Found Photographs Tell New Stories
SAN FRANCISCO — Situated directly under the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, Pier 24 Photography occupies a 28,000 square foot warehouse originally built in 1935.
Stretching the Truth of Photography
Photography’s initial accomplishment was to allow for the instantaneous transformation of a four-dimensional object or event into a static, two-dimensional representation. However, in the catalogue for the 1970 exhibition Photography into Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, Peter C. Burnell insisted that the medium could be pushed to even greater creative possibilities.
Art Between Image and Text
To appreciate the group exhibition Thanks for Writing at 601Artspace, you must be prepared to savor the written word. The show highlights diverse considerations of the relationship between language and visual art with 14 artists addressing disparate topics and working in different media.
The Sounds of Greenland’s Melting Glaciers
A carefully random scattering of chairs filled ISSUE Project Room’s Beaux-Arts style theater last Friday night. With the ability to sit facing any direction, choosing the optimal seat felt crucial, though there was no indication as to which way was best. The sole light source, a blue spotlight illuminating the chandelier, cast the room in a cerulean haze.