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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
Cassils’s “Monumental”

RONALD FELDMAN GALLERY, New York

Cassils, PISSED, 2017.
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Wendy Vogel

The practice of Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Cassils expands upon—and queers—a feminist performance-art tradition, molding their transgender masculine physique through rigorous fitness regimens and durational actions. Though in “Monumental,” Cassils’s current New York exhibition, abstraction has entered the artist’s repertoire. Cassils grapples with their political desire to represent transgender lives... continue reading
Ruth Asawa

DAVID ZWIRNER, New York

View of Ruth Asawa, David Zwirner, New York, 2017.
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Alan Gilbert

One of the three gallery spaces at David Zwirner’s Ruth Asawa exhibition contains a display case featuring archival photographs taken by Imogen Cunningham of the artist in her studio and with her family; an earlier photo of Asawa in class with Josef Albers at Black Mountain College; a letter Asawa... continue reading
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
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
Dara Birnbaum’s “Psalm 29(30)”

MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, New York

Dara Birnbaum, Psalm 29(30), 2016.
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Leo Goldsmith

Six years in, Syria’s Civil War has been the subject of a vast quantity of information—in the form of user-generated video, reportage, news analysis, social media updates—and yet we seem no nearer to an adequate means of representing it. Representation and resolution are often intertwined: the clarity of a representation,... continue reading

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