REVIEWS

/ LAURA MCLEAN-FERRIS
View of John Gerrard's "X. laevis (Spacelab)," Simon Preston Gallery, New York.
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Laura McLean-Ferris

Where is the bright line between life and the simulation of life? And what then are the criteria for assessing aliveness? These questions are forever reconstituted and assessed anew at life’s fringes—around automata, the dead, artificial intelligence. 2017’s prestige AI television series Westworld is only the most recent thinking-through of... continue reading
Trevor Paglen

METRO PICTURES, New York

View of "Trevor Paglen" at Metro Pictures, New York, 2015.
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Laura McLean-Ferris

The evidence that we live in a dystopia is mostly swept out of sight, and kept out of mind. So let’s be clear that Trevor Paglen is engaged in a form of politically urgent visual labor. His work, most notably in photography, has given visual texture to a very real,... continue reading
Independent Projects

CENTER548, New York

View of Independent Projects, New York, 2014.
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Laura McLean-Ferris

It’s hard to find much affection for art fairs. Aside from their unvarnished commercialism, they are, after all, why some gallerists never see their children/partners/ornamental budgerigars. However, Independent—a fair that has taken place in New York every March since 2010 to coincide with the Armory show—has induced warm feelings over... continue reading
Surasi Kusolwong, Golden Ghost (Reality Called, So I Woke Up), 2014.
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Laura McLean-Ferris

“The Great Acceleration: Art in the Anthropocene,” curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, casts human subjects as both increasingly ghostly, stressing limitations and finitudes, as well more aligned with the organic, strange, and sensory. In other words: both more dead and more alive. These qualities have been thrown into relief by the... continue reading
Art Basel

ART BASEL, Basel

View of Art Basel, 2014.
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Laura McLean-Ferris

“Real experiments that really fail have to take place in a festival, rather than in an exhibition, because this way you don’t have to take responsibility for them two or three weeks later when they are still going on,” said Klaus Biesenbach at the opening of “14 Rooms,” an exhibition... continue reading
Deimants Narkevičius, Books on Shelves and Without Letters, 2013.
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Laura McLean-Ferris

Archetypal pretty boys with guitars play a gig in a second-hand bookshop. T-shirts hang off their limber bodies, their pale skin wrapped tightly around their cheekbones. An audience, primarily made up of young people, occupies the space, nodding their heads, smoking and clambering over one another while the band bounces,... continue reading

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