Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting  by Andrea Kutsenkow  When I buy tickets for a scary movie, I enter the theater wanting to be scared. When I received my invitation for the exhibition Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting, I wanted to feel uncomfortable. With the word “trauma” used in the exhibition title and with… Continue reading

Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties

By Ingrid Nordstrom (Part 2 of 5- Institutional critique) Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties, on view at the Walker Art Center from September 13, 2013 to January 12, 2014 amassed more than 300 earlier works of the iconic artist. The exhibition was organized by the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien under the leadership of curator… Continue reading Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties

The Walker Art Center’s Existential Dilemma

By Ingrid Nordstrom (Part 1 of 5- Institutional critique) In a lecture opening the exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties at the Walker Art Center in September of 2013, with a nod and a wink Claes Oldenburg stated, “Well, this is an awfully clean version of The Street. So, now it’s become art, you see.”i This… Continue reading The Walker Art Center’s Existential Dilemma

ADRIAN PACI on the High Line

by Kat Widing Photo by Timothy Schenck Currently on view at the High Line, Adrian Paci’s thought-provoking The Encounter (2011), PilgrIMAGE (2005) and Turn On (2004) – are inspired by both Paci’s tumultuous biography and broader, more global topics of identity as shaped by politics and socio-economics. Paci’s works derive from his experience as an exile from Albania, and yet are suggestive… Continue reading ADRIAN PACI on the High Line

Gilbert and George Brighten the High Line Art Billboard with Vibrant Colors

by Kat Widing Photo by Laura Bjorstad The High Line Art Billboard is back in action, sporting Gilbert & George’s Waking (1984) next to the High Line at West 18th Street. With luminous colors and thick black outlined figures, the semi-mirrored composition of faces and bodies recalls the look of a stained glass window. Gilbert… Continue reading Gilbert and George Brighten the High Line Art Billboard with Vibrant Colors

Cassie Raihl: Appetites

Cassie Raihl at DODGEgallery By Candace Moeller Cassie Raihl: Appetites 11 July – 16 August 2013 DODGEgallery 15 Rivington Street New York, NY 10002 http://dodge-gallery.com DODGEgallery continues to serve up a mouthwatering selection of art with its current exhibition Appetites, the gallery’s first solo show with artist Cassie Raihl. Raihl is a sculptor and mixed… Continue reading Cassie Raihl: Appetites