Hermes Knauer, Part III

by Michelle Millar Fisher, October 2012. In the third and final part of Michelle Jubin’s conversation with Hermes Knauer, the Met armorer discusses the “respect and reverence to the object” that must accompany the privilege “to handle and touch history.” To end, he shares “the Aladdin’s lamp moment,” one of the great revelations of his… Continue reading Hermes Knauer, Part III

John M Armleder at the Swiss Institute, New York

by Michael Klein, October 2012 Swiss-born and raised, John M. Armleder has gained international recognition for a decisively personal and wholly remarkable body of work and performances that stretch across all artistic boundaries. In 1969 he founded, along with two other artists, the Ecart group, a collaboration that included a gallery, publishing house and a… Continue reading John M Armleder at the Swiss Institute, New York

EXPO CHICAGO: A New Chapter Unfolds

by Tiffany Funk, October 2012 As detailed by Britt Julious in her essay “Revitalizing Chicago,” published here last month, EXPO CHICAGO’s presence at Navy Pier is only the latest chapter in the embattled history of art fairs in the city. Art Chicago and its move from centrally located Grant Park to the upper floors of… Continue reading EXPO CHICAGO: A New Chapter Unfolds

Community Art in Mid-America

by Kyle McKenzie, October 2012 Dave Loewenstein, an artist based in Lawrence, Kansas, is in the process of finishing up a community mural in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Loewenstein is working with Mid-America Arts Alliance in Kansas City, Missouri to complete a series of murals in small communities throughout the organization’s service region. In 2010, murals were… Continue reading Community Art in Mid-America

Susan Philipsz at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

by Danny Kopel, October 2012 Before you even enter Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Susan Philipsz’s The Distant Sound makes it’s spectral presence felt, or rather heard. Arranged in a tidy row, two speaker cones emit strange, atonal sounds. They are not completely foreign. We make them out to be musical instruments; a lingering note is superseded by another… Continue reading Susan Philipsz at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years at the Metropolitan Museum

by Tom McGlynn, October 2012 Regarding Warhol at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, organized by Marla Prather and independent curator Mark Rosenthal, sets out to frame the artist’s influence over concurrent and succeeding generations of artists by using a subject-oriented thematic approach. The discretely chosen group of works includes artists whose intents vary between the pointedly… Continue reading Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years at the Metropolitan Museum