REVIEWS

/ MARA HOBERMAN
Gordon Matta-Clark

MARIAN GOODMAN, Paris

Gordon Matta-Clark, Conical Intersect, 1975.
by

Mara Hoberman

“If anything emerges to cut up, I’ll go anywhere, anytime”(1) wrote Gordon Matta-Clark in 1975. Earlier that year, Paris had come calling, and, at the invitation of the ninth edition of the Paris Biennale curated by Georges Boudaille, the artist realized Conical Intersect (1975). Photographs, photomontages, and film footage of... continue reading
View of Alina Szapocznikow's "Human landscape(s)," at Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, 2016.
by

Mara Hoberman

Best known for her alternately macabre and humorous sculptures—body parts cast in polyester resin, anthropomorphic wads of used chewing gum, plastic lamps featuring disembodied red lips or pink breasts, and Carrara marble belly rolls—Alina Szapocznikow also made hundreds of drawings over the course of her short career. Following a renewed... continue reading
View of Corita Kent's "Resurrection of the Spirit," Galerie Allen, Paris, 2015.
by

Mara Hoberman

In difficult times, we look to the past for comfort and clarity. In the wake of France’s deadliest attacks since World War II, Corita Kent’s late 1960s and early 1970s silkscreens promoting pacifism and tolerance take on an unexpected urgency. Planned well before terrorists killed 130 Parisians, Galerie Allen’s exhibition... continue reading
Alex Israel’s “Summer”

ALMINE RECH GALLERY, Paris

View of Alex Israel's "Summer",  Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, 2015.
by

Mara Hoberman

“Summer,” Alex Israel’s second solo show with Almine Rech, imports the artist’s signature California cool vernacular—sunglasses, surfboards, convertibles—to an eighteenth-century mansion in Paris. Describing the physical, cultural, and industrial landscape of his hometown, the LA native’s recent paintings and sculptures are all about plastic, airbrushing, and plenty of sunshine. In the... continue reading
View of Davide Balula, "A journey through you and the leaves," Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, 2015.
by

Mara Hoberman

Featuring bright colors and interactive technology, Davide Balula’s current exhibition seems, at first glance, a significant departure from the artist’s earthy process-oriented oeuvre. It’s certainly in stark visual contrast to his last show with Frank Elbaz, “The Buried Works” in 2012, which turned the gallery into a vivarium with six... continue reading
View of Adel Abdessemed, “Solo,” Yvon Lambert, Paris, 2014.
by

Mara Hoberman

The news that Yvon Lambert is closing his Paris gallery is hardly shocking. What is remarkable, however, is how long his run lasted. Fifty-plus years spent working with contemporary artists puts Lambert in the rare position of being both an art historical footnote and a current art market player. The... continue reading

AUTHOR

view all

GALLERY

view all
Abc
Bq
Kow
M+B
Non
Vw

ARTIST

view all
GALLERIA MASSIMODELUCA
Afterimage
Magazine Mousse
Xavier Hufkens
MIA Art Fair
galeria nara roesler
Michael Kon
The Third Line
Marion
Air the paris
Cardi Black Box
Spike
Sprueth Magers