With his recent works on linen, Joe Lewis plies the idea of moving human bodies regarded as contraband via the surveillance network of the state.
Tantalizing Quilts Woven with Poetic, Political Messages
The artists in Piecework embed intriguing, coded messages into their quilts.
Thirty Years On, Colab Members Assess Their Successes and Failures
Last month, members of Colab gathered at Printed Matter for the opening of a new iteration of the A. More Store, the collective’s pop-up exhibit of cheap multiples. The display coincides with the publication of A Book About Colab (and Related Activities) (2015), a sumptuous collection of archival images and written accounts compiled by Printed Matter’s director Max Schumann.
Panama Papers Shed Light on the Shadowy Art Market
The leaked files pertaining to the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca have helped shed light on dealers and collectors’ pervasive use of shell companies to buy, sell, and hold art.
35 Years After Fashion Moda, a Bronx Gallery Revisits the Landmark Space
1978. Weary of the SoHo art scene, artist Stefan Eins decided to open a new art space in the South Bronx. The space was named Fashion Moda (1978-1993) an abbreviation of the full name painted above its entrance: Fashion 时装 Moda МОДА.
In an LA Museum, the Master of Junk Dada Gets His Due
LOS ANGELES — Noah Purifoy could be considered something of a late bloomer. He was already in his thirties when he moved from his native Alabama to Los Angeles to attend Chouinard Art School (now CalArts).
Why Are We Revisiting the Times Square Show?
Thirty-two years after being labeled the “first radical art show of the ’80s,” the Times Square Show, a raucous and revolutionary DIY art exhibition held in an abandoned massage parlor on 41st Street and Seventh Avenue in the old dirty and devastated Times Square, has been revived by the Hunter College Art Galleries in the exhibition Times Square Show Revisited.
1970s Flashback to the Birth of Alternatives
The current exhibition A Show About Colab and Related Activities at Printed Matter in Chelsea is a perfect example of the positivity that can result from discontent. First known as the Green Corporation and subsequently named Collaborative Projects, Inc. Colab was a loosely organized group of artists that functioned from the late 1970s through the early 1980s, serving as a platform, agency and collective for art making. The current exhibition consists of original artworks and ephemera (including meeting minutes, flyers, posters and publications) that document and sample from the slew of work produced under the organization’s moniker.
Don’t Forget Fashion 时装 Moda МОДА
Almost completely left out of the Jeffrey Deitch-organized Art in The Streets at LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art and minimally referenced in its exhibition catalogue and other recently published surveys of graffiti and street art, the historical importance of Fashion 时装 Moda МОДА has been lost to a generation of artists and graffiti-lovers. It’s time for that to change.