The Lookout | This week we've got our eyes on Jim Hodges at Gladstone Gallery; Yvonne Jacquette at DC Moore Gallery; "The Neighbors, part two, in two parts: Sanctuary: Andrea Bowers and Home: Andrea Aragón" at the Bronx Museum of the Arts; and Katharina Wulff at Greene Naftali. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Kai Althoff "has bent the great MoMA The Museum of Modern Art to his will, yet the ultimate payoff from this struggle amounts to little more than a thin mystical gloss on a regular survey of the hits." [ Bit.ly Link ]
"The presidential election has changed the political geography of the country, and every cultural institution and social movement will have to consider their position within this new terrain." Michael McCanne on Decolonize This Place at Artists Space: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Uriel Orlow's videos explore the links between plant ecology and social identity in South Africa: "The point is to sound a note of anti-essentialism, to emphasize the gap between biology and identity, as a parallel to how pharmaceutical substances, irrespective of their origins or native ecology, become freely adopted by different medical traditions." [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Lookout | Leigh Anne Miller on Pamela Rosenkranz at Miguel Abreu Gallery: "Anyone can make gestural paintings and installations of green and blue lights, but only Pamela Rosenkranz’s unsettling environments would refer to a substance as specific and obscure as the green blood found in certain species of worms living in the Amazon rainforest." The show closes December 22. Read the review... View details ⇨
The December issue features a section of articles on art and urbanism, including "Suburban Futurism" by New Cities Future Ruins artistic director Gavin Kroeber.
Arguing that urban sprawl is the dominant growth paradigm of the present and future, Kroeber advocates a close examination of dynamic, amorphous metroplexes like Phoenix and Dubai. Read the full feature here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
"From the shifting symbols and language of his cosmology to the obsessive physical actions of his trance state performances, Matt Mullican constantly attempts to understand the world as he personally experiences it." [ Bit.ly Link ]