REVIEWS

/ ALAN GILBERT
Andrea Zittel

ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY, New York

View of Andrea Zittel, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
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Alan Gilbert

While driving through the Mojave Desert two hours east of Los Angeles in the area surrounding Joshua Tree National Monument, among the most striking aspects of the scrub-and-bleached landscape are abandoned wooden shacks that regularly punctuate the view. The majority are nothing more than weather-blasted frames with doors and windows... continue reading
Sadie Benning’s “Green God”

CALLICOON FINE ARTS/MARY BOONE GALLERY, New York

(Left) Sadie Benning, Airplane Painting, 2015. (Right) Sadie Benning, Green God, 2015.
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Alan Gilbert

The internet and its social media spawn have made modes of communication increasingly seamless, with displays of personhood now embedded in a post or link. And while the democratic polyphony of voices has perhaps never been greater, so too is its expression through corporate-owned technologies. Ever since Sadie Benning was... continue reading
“Marcel Broodthaers: Écriture”

MICHAEL WERNER, New York

Marcel Broodthaers, Dites Partout Que Je L'Ai Dit, 1974.
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Alan Gilbert

It’s only appropriate that visitors to Michael Werner’s current Marcel Broodthaers exhibition would encounter a stuffed parrot as part of the installation Dites Partout Que Je L’Ai Dit (1974). Broodthaers was a master at creatively parroting—both consciously and unconsciously—the tropes, images, and theory that may now seem a bit tame... continue reading
John Russell’s “SQRRL”

BRIDGET DONAHUE, New York

(Left) John Russell, Relaxation Video: SQRRL/BRUCE WILLIS, 2015. (Right) John Russell, Mirror Mapping the Stars, 2015
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Alan Gilbert

If after finishing this review you visit Bridget Donahue’s website to learn more about John Russell’s current exhibition, “SQRRL,” you’ll find a brightly hued digital collage of image and text in the place of a static gallery homepage with its neatly tabbed categories linking to exhibitions, artists, about, and contact... continue reading
Lorraine O’Grady

ALEXANDER GRAY ASSOCIATES, New York

View of Lorraine O'Grady, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, 2015.
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Alan Gilbert

In the “Dada Manifesto on Feeble Love and Brittle Love” from 1920, Tristan Tzara famously provided instructions on how to write a Dada poem: get a newspaper and some scissors, snip out individual words and put them in a bag, shake it and then withdraw slivers of text, write down... continue reading
“Destroy, she said”

THE BOILER, New York

View of “Destroy, she said,” The Boiler, New York, 2015
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Alan Gilbert

As capitalism solidifies into a global religion, iconoclasm—traditionally defined as the destruction of sacred artifacts—accordingly shifts its tactics, where it doesn’t become coopted. However inadvertent it may have been, the last notable iconoclastic act in Europe—“Beast Jesus,” an elderly Spanish woman’s attempt in 2012 to improve, while in fact defacing,... continue reading

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