In their two-part thesis show, NYU’s studio art MFA students showcase works that are formally precise and affecting.
A Soon-to-Be-Hidden Artwork in NYC Spells Out the Realities of Native American Life
Duane Linklater’s exhibition at 80WSE asks us to consider how knowledge and tradition are transmitted.
Images of and Garments for “Plus-Size” Women, Across Four Centuries
When you think of representations of full-figured women throughout history, works by Rubens or Botero may immediately come to mind.
Recreating the Magic Circle of a Surrealist Seriously into the Occult
Dressed in a crisp tuxedo, Swiss artist Kurt Seligmann stepped into a chalk circle lined with the names of archangels on the wood floor of his Manhattan apartment.
Flashes of Life in Sculpted Skulls and Frozen Faces
Son Ford was born with dying on his mind.
Collecting Themselves: The Archives of Afrika Bambaataa and Bob Mizer
Last summer, at The Afrika Bambaataa Master of Records Vinyl Archive at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New Yorkers had the unprecedented opportunity to participate in the cataloging of one of the world’s most historically significant record archives. Currently on view at 80WSE Gallery, the exhibition DEVOTION: Excavating Bob Mizer mines photographer Bob Mizer’s massive personal collection of negatives, documents, props and costumes.
Video Art as a Multivalent Medium
Video art is still in the process of establishing itself. Despite the fact that art has been created through the medium over the course of the past century, it’s still hard to pin down what forms video art can take, and what vocabulary we use to talk about it. At New York University’s 80WSE gallery, a current exhibition entitled By Chance, a Video Show, marshals together video art in its multivalent states, from video-as-installation to video-as-flat surface to video-as-collage. Artists including Alejandro Cesarco, Jason Varone and Nayda Collazo-Llorens explore the different possibilities of video art.