Matthew Barney: The Enigma of a Performative Practice

Matthew Barney: The Enigma of a Performative Practice by a.c. surga The video and sculpture installations of Matthew Barney have provoked strong critical reaction, both positive and negative. While some call his works brilliantly inventive and compare them to the radical projects of Vito Acconci, others see them as garish displays of kitsch. Whether they… Continue reading Matthew Barney: The Enigma of a Performative Practice

Julie Mehretu: Liminal Squared

Julie Mehretu: Liminal Squared, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York by esartia First time I encountered Julie Mehretu’s work was in a fashion magazine. I’d like to say that it was the large spread of her equally large painting that intrigued me most, because the grandiose scale of painting (just look at Gagosian’s Anselm Kiefer) and… Continue reading Julie Mehretu: Liminal Squared

Stories from Solar winds

by kesartia If looking at Robert Petersen’s latest body of work makes you flashback to Robert Rauschenberg, you are right on the mark.This month Jim Kempner’s gallery presents Mr. Petersen’s series of collages that the artist categorized as an homage to late Rauschenberg’s obsession with Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy.  As the legend goes, Blue Boy was the first painting that made… Continue reading Stories from Solar winds

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

A Visit to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. by Lauren Kolumbic As spring struggled to descend on Washington D.C., delaying the celebrated arrival of the cherry blossoms and the associated outdoor festivities, I took advantage of the chilly weather and visited the Hirshhorn. I was not sure what to expect from this… Continue reading Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden