Benjamin Liu, Part III: The ’80s and ’90s

by Michelle Millar Fisher, November 2011. The last installment of our conversation with Benjamin Liu, where he discusses the ’80s and ’90s, and his desire that “…with the age of the Internet, with this rich archive, I do hope people, in digging that archive, would recognize those [forgotten] talents.” Audio + transcript below. Artwrit: So, Benjamin.Benjamin Liu: Yeah.… Continue reading Benjamin Liu, Part III: The ’80s and ’90s

Rebecca Horn at Sean Kelly, New York

by Jody Lee, November 2011 In her show at Sean Kelly Gallery, Rebecca Horn shows herself to be an artist who continues to make persuasive and profound work decades into her career. This formidable exhibit brings together her large-scale abstract paintings on paper, a 1986 sculpture entitled Gold Rush and two more recent works in sculpture. The… Continue reading Rebecca Horn at Sean Kelly, New York

Taryn Simon at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

by Madeline Sparer, November 2011 The line between photojournalism and art is often blurred. Artists work as newspaper photographers, while museums and galleries present journalistic photos in art exhibitions. This line seems especially muddled in Taryn Simon’s exhibition A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, currently on view at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. The… Continue reading Taryn Simon at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Turner, Monet, Twombly at Moderna Museet, Stockholm

by Echo Hopkins, November 2011 Though an unlikely trio of painters, J.M.W. Turner, Claude Monet and Cy Twombly are the subject of a new show at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Other than their mutual fame, not much comes to mind at how the grouping of the three artists might comprise a congruent show. Where… Continue reading Turner, Monet, Twombly at Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Interview: Tom Prochaska at Froelick Gallery, Portland

by Sarah Vaeth, November 2011 Tom Prochaska’s dreamily private gray paintings are arrived-at, gradually. The figures—vaguely folkloric peasants, dancers and musicians—coalesce out of the mark making. Paint daubs come together like pieces of a puzzle and come apart as figures dissolve. Fore- and backgrounds reverse. Prochaska labors from within an interior world, a source acknowledged more… Continue reading Interview: Tom Prochaska at Froelick Gallery, Portland

The World Belongs to You, Venice

by Sandra Orellana Sears, November 2011 When in Venice, the Palazzo Grassi is considered a compulsory destination on the map. Over six years ago, François Pinault took over the palazzo and hired Japanese architect Tadao Ando to renovate the building to house his modern and contemporary art collection. The museum now produces some of the… Continue reading The World Belongs to You, Venice