“If I have to be discarded, let it be in the beautiful green space of this painting.”
MoMA’s recognition of modernism’s multiverse, alongside artist-led drives for greater transparency on the part of museums and their boards, brought a twinge of optimism to the close of the year.
With their free interplay of image and text, Spero’s Codex Artaud and the even more ambitious Notes in Time are nothing less than a personal redefinition of the nature and meaning of visual art.
At MoMA PS1, Spero’s work is presented with current political and cultural contexts in mind.
The issues that compelled Spero to create some her most provocative work never cease to trouble us.
Delirious at the Met Breuer is an exhibition filled with beautiful but comparatively polite works by habitually transgressive artists.
Originally made for the 2007 Venice Biennale, the artist’s “Maypole: Take No Prisoners” manifests the spectacle of violence and war.
An exhibition at Wave Hill features artists from Australia to the Dominican Republic who, like Spero, make work that subverts archetypal depictions of women.
On Tuesday the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center (LGBT Center) in New York’s Greenwich Village offered a sneak peek at its nearly complete $9.2 million renovation, which, among other things, aims to showcase the exceptional art sprinkled throughout the building.
Nancy Spero died in 2009 at the age of 83. The current exhibition of her hand-printed collages from the 1980s and 1990s, From Victimage to Liberation, at Galerie Lelong in Chelsea, is the first show in New York to focus on her work since her death.
Triple Canopy is an online art publication that funds, produces and publishes some of the most interesting digital contemporary art projects around. Less journal than showcase, Triple Canopy still doesn’t lack for critical dialogue. Art projects coexist with written text and the whole package is wrapped up in a shiny, scrolling digital interface. Triple Canopy’s Issue 12 just came out, and features a particularly interesting showing of Nancy Spero’s “Notes in Time” (1979) that draws attention to the new possibilities of digital art publishing.