Now that iPhones are ubiquitous and projectors on the rise as the home-theater tool of choice, we’re all getting a little more used to have different types of media screens in the home. We’re nowhere near the point occupied by the New York Times’s magic mirror, but our new acceptance of domestic screens shows through in some interesting Armory Show 2013 installations.
Well known for working on very large sheets of wax-coated paper for the past twenty years, Toba Khedoori’s recent easel-sized oil painting will come as a surprise. In fact, the largest painting in her recent exhibition was around four-and-a-half feet by three feet, which is hardly monumental. To give you an idea of how much she has downsized for this exhibition, a work on paper in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, dating from 1997, is seven-and-a-half feet by nearly ten feet. And the MoMA drawing is small for Khedoori, who first gained national and international attention for works on paper that are twenty or more feet in width.
Sometimes a gallery’s books are more interesting than the artwork they regularly exhibit, and you can peruse their best artists and exhibitions from the confines of a well-constructed catalogue.
Time flies when you’re looking at art. This week’s prescription features a few shows that are closing (already!), including Jeff Wall and Maurizio Cattelan.
Ben Stiller, David Zwirner and Christie’s are teaming up to raise money for Haitian humanitarian non-profits by selling some of today’s most notable artists’ works. The auction is offering all proceeds to charity, a tax write-off for buyers and a waiver for all fees usually taken by the high-end auction house.