In the Studio With Angel Otero

by Danny Kopel, May 2011 Friday, April 22, 2011. 2pm: Artwrit sat down with Angel Otero to discuss his recent show of paintings at Lehmann Maupin, his influences, process, thoughts on the art world, and the brave new direction he is paving with his work. Audio + transcript below. Angel Otero: Hi everyone. My name is Angel Otero. I’m… Continue reading In the Studio With Angel Otero

Hannah Greely in Athens, Greece

by Stephanie Bailey, May 2011 Hannah Greely’s sculptures are both endearing and unnerving, coupling equal measures of jovial creativity with an intensely conceptual approach to the constructed nature of reality. The results are captivating meditations on art and life, and how the two interact. Greely’s latest solo show at Bernier/Eliades in Athens, Greece marks a… Continue reading Hannah Greely in Athens, Greece

Picasso at Gagosian, New York

by Sascha Feldman, May 2011 Gagosian Gallery’s Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’amour fou unveils Marie-Thérèse Walter as a mistress, muse, model and mother. Curated by John Richardson and the granddaughter of Picasso and Marie-Thérèse, Diana Widmaier Picasso, the exhibition acts as a record of a passionate love affair that inspired over eighty works dating from 1927 to 1940.… Continue reading Picasso at Gagosian, New York

Hermann Nitsch at MCA Denver

by Sarah Vaeth, May 2011 The paintings in Bloodlines are what remains, “relics” or “relicts” of Nitsch’s aktionen. In these Schüttbilder (poured paintings), always the act of painting is foregrounded. The actions performed in Nitsch’s Orgien Mysterien Theater are abreaction events, used as a psychological tool for liberating repressed drives in himself and the many participants in his plays. The action is sensually indulgent and… Continue reading Hermann Nitsch at MCA Denver

Temporary Services at Block Museum, Chicago

by Tiffany Funk, May 2011 Temporary Services wants you to get out of your house. A joint effort of Chicago- and Copenhagen-based artists Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin and Marc Fischer, Temporary Services specializes in non-specificity: in the artists’ work, creative practice provokes and frequently transgresses distinctions between all disciplines, whether art or otherwise, and challenges… Continue reading Temporary Services at Block Museum, Chicago

Richard Serra Drawings at the Met, New York

by Lynn Maliszewski, May 2011 Richard Serra’s monolithic sculptures have a stature that eclipses their actual size. These ground-shifting giants stem from his deep-seated fascination with space and its mutations. Long before his first confrontation with metal, Serra’s charcoal and paintstick drawings anticipated these grandiose investigations. His retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Richard Serra… Continue reading Richard Serra Drawings at the Met, New York

Karin Sander at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

by Madeline Sparer, May 2011 Karin Sander’s recent exhibition at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin is her latest foray into the art of intervention. The large exhibition space on the first floor of the N.B.K office is glaringly white and almost entirely empty, except for six piles of trash, comprised of mostly paper, letters,… Continue reading Karin Sander at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein