My review of the most recent show at LEAP Berlin, in their new gallery space in Mitte. I was very excited to see and review this, since I’ve been thinking so much about New Media art, its aesthetics and its definitions recently. Click here to view (that’s me in the photo, looking at Addie Wagenknecht’s work Law of Averages! I am internet famous).
Recently I had the opportunity to review LA native Christopher Williams’ retrospective at its first stop, the Art Institute of Chicago. Williams’ wide-ranging career is well represented, in a setting that showcases his conceptual attitude to photography. The retrospective will travel to MoMA and the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Click here to read the review.
More art for you all: I reviewed the James Turrell retrospective at LACMA for this is tomorrow, and you can read it here . The pieces have secret doors that make them accessible to disabled people, which is great.
My review of Cyprien Gaillard’s solo New York show The Crystal World is now live on this is tomorrow. It was my first time visiting PS1, my first James Turrell, and my first Cyprien Gaillard show, and it was a beautiful snowy February day for doing new things. One especially nice thing was that Gaillard’s polaroid mosaics included images of my own home in Northern Ireland, the Bishop’s Gate and Dunluce Castle, among the post-Soviet dystopias and beer cans.
I recently reviewed the Ed Ruscha retrospective Standard at LACMA, which you can read here. It drew from LACMA’s collection of his work, and as such gave a pretty idiosyncratic overview of his development, at the expense perhaps of reiterating some of his most famous pieces. Plus, I’ve been in Special Collections at the Getty recently pulling up old Ruscha photo books, and it’s great to see them in context here.
CLICK HERE for my review of a new show by Hammer Museum’s current artist in residence, Lucy Raven.