REVIEWS

“Concrete Island”

VENUS, Los Angeles

View of “Concrete Island,” Venus, Los Angeles, 2017.
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Travis Diehl

Word on the street is they got the Crenshaw Cowboy. Into a gallery, that is. Anyone who has turned onto the westbound I-10 at Crenshaw Boulevard has likely noticed him, an itinerant junk-assemblage artist who shows his sculptures at the top of the onramp. He also gives advice on fame... continue reading
Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s “American Mystic”

FRAENKEL GALLERY, San Francisco

View of Ralph Eugene Meatyard's "American Mystic," Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 2017.
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Brian Karl

Capturing the unseen has been a taking-off point for photographic ambition since the medium’s inception. Ephemeral moments, underlying truths, and the supernatural have all been teased out through choices around opening and closing shutters. Featuring small-format photographs produced from the mid-1950s through the early ’70s, this exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery,... continue reading
View of Malick Sidibé’s “Chemises,” M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, 2017.
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Jennifer Piejko

Only someone with a lying mouth, according to Yoruba oral tradition, would speak first and look for visual confirmation second.(1) Untold centuries later, the expression retains its value: photography’s maneuvers depend on the fact that truth is determined by the eye. The complete history of photography is inextricable from colonialism in... continue reading
View of Josh Smith's "You Walk on Ahead, Go as Fast as You Want. I'll Follow Along Slowly. I Know the Road Well," STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, 2017.
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Kjetil Roed

The visitor to Josh Smith’s show at STANDARD (OSLO) is faced with 11 Grim Reapers painted in oil on canvas, all of them equipped with the customary black robe and scythe. Smith’s angels of death are not solitary, otherworldly figures, but a motley crew rendered in a seemingly slapdash manner,... continue reading
“Sputterances”

METRO PICTURES, New York

View of “Sputterances,” Metro Pictures, New York, 2017.
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Tim Gentles

In artist Sanya Kantarovsky’s latest curatorial venture, an exhibition at Metro Pictures organized around the underappreciated Dutch painter René Daniëls, he continues to examine the mechanics of artistic positioning. Similarly, in his previous curated exhibition, “No Joke” at Tanya Leighton (Berlin, 2015), he grouped together work that, through humor and... continue reading
Documenta 14

ATHENS CONSERVATOIRE / ATHENS SCHOOL OF FINE ART / BENAKI MUSEUM / MUSEUM OF ANTI-DICTATORSHIP / NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART / PARKO ELEFTHERIAS, Athens

Gordon Hookey, Solidarity, 2017.
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Ben Eastham

The fourteenth edition of Documenta takes place, for the first time in the institution’s history, across two locations. By staging it in Germany and Greece, and expressing the hope that an exhibition bankrolled by the former might effectively critique the infrastructures of power that have immiserated the latter, curator Adam... continue reading

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