REVIEWS

/ KIM LEVIN
Janet Malcolm, Untitled, 2016.
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Kim Levin

In the wing mirror on the passenger side of a vehicle, objects are closer than they appear. The texts republished in the Rearview series are those that we wish to draw attention to because they reveal certain “blind spots” in contemporary art criticism. These “found” documents (indeed, quasi-artifacts) are prefaced by... continue reading
View of Rosalind Krauss’s loft, designed by Alan Buchsbaum in 1976. Originally published in “Design File 009: Alan Buchsbaum,” Core Magazine (March 17, 2014).
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Kim Levin

In the wing mirror on the passenger side of a vehicle, objects are closer than they appear. The texts republished in the Rearview series are those that we wish to draw attention to because they reveal certain “blind spots” in contemporary art criticism. These “found” documents (indeed, quasi-artifacts) are prefaced by one of... continue reading
Douglas Huebler’s “Works from the 1960s”

PAULA COOPER GALLERY, New York

View of Douglas Huebler’s “Works from the 1960s,” Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
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Kim Levin

“The world is full of objects, more or less interesting; I do not wish to add any more. I prefer, simply, to state the existence of things in terms of time and/or place.” That once startling, now iconic statement by Douglas Huebler (1924–1997) was crucial to the foundation of Conceptual... continue reading
Mel Bochner’s “Voices”

PETER FREEMAN INC., New York

View of Mel Bochner’s “Voices,” Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, 2017.
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Kim Levin

At a moment when all kinds of anxieties can be tweaked by a tweeting president, Mel Bochner—a highly respected first-generation Conceptualist—has found his voice. Or perhaps I should say, these uneasy times have caught up with Bochner’s word-based art of language and ideas. Other founding Conceptualists of the late 1960s— Robert... continue reading
View of Bruce Nauman's "Contrapposto Studies, i through vii," Sperone Westwater, New York, 2016.
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Kim Levin

He was considered a lightweight in the early days of post-minimalism but for decades Bruce Nauman has been praised as one of the most wildly influential artists of our time. His video performances with the sounds of their own making hover between tedium and enthrallment, banality and profundity, repetition and... continue reading
View of Ana Mendieta's "Experimental and Interactive Films," Galerie Lelong, New York, 2016.
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Kim Levin

It is now impossible to speak of Ana Mendieta’s pioneering, ritualized, land-body performance art without referring to the still unsettling manner of her untimely death—fallen, pushed, or thrown from a 34th-story window on Mercer Street, New York. Back in 1988, shortly after her husband Carl Andre was acquitted of Mendieta’s murder,... continue reading

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