Dialectics of Entanglement: Do We Exist Together? revisits A.I.R.’s 1980 exhibition Dialectics of Isolation, important for its promotion of women artists of color at a time when the New York art world was painfully exclusive and discriminatory.
An exhibition attempts to find the new feminism in work by artists from around the world. It falls short of its task but raises some questions worth asking.
It has become a common refrain to say we’ve become desensitized to images of war, bloodshed, and poverty.
LOS ANGELES — Customizing Language explores how geopolitical power is expressed and managed through language, and enhances our understanding of it as a verbal communication system.
Let’s start by saying, just in case it’s not obvious, that there’s something nearly impossible about conceptualizing and mounting a show as wide in its thematic and geographic scope as Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, curated by Pablo León de la Barra.
The Arsenale and its Corderie (Rope Walk) compose the remainder of the curatorial effort of the Biennale’s director. It is the sprawling nasty sibling of the Padiglione Centrale, and is somewhat of a chore to tackle. The entire layout of the Arsenale this year feels disjointed. On a whole, I felt like there was a dearth of strong work. I believe Curiger had aspirations to move beyond the trends of participatory art and ostentatious work seen everywhere else in Venice and other art fairs.