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/ KIM LEVIN
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
Mike Kelley

HAUSER & WIRTH, New York

View of "Mike Kelley," Hauser & Wirth, New York, 2015.
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Kim Levin

Astute observers in the art world were puzzled by Mike Kelley’s move from Metro Pictures to Gagosian in 2005. It seemed as if he had left a warm and supportive family concern for the cold new world of unfettered late capitalism. In the wake of the artist’s 2012 suicide, there... continue reading
Vitaly Komar’s “Allegories of Justice”

RONALD FELDMAN FINE ARTS, New York

Vitaly Komar, Victory over the Sun, 2010–2015. Tempera and oil on canvas, 36 x 108 inches.
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Kim Levin

Vitaly Komar, formerly half of the illustrious team Komar & Melamid, which split in 2003, continues to paint in a style he has dubbed “New Symbolism.” For more than a decade, his virtuosic paintings of the proverbial scales of justice, tiny birds of truth, hulking Russian bears waving red flags,... continue reading

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