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Sondra Perry

BRIDGET DONAHUE, New York

View of "Sondra Perry," Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018.
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Natasha Marie Llorens

For Sondra Perry’s solo exhibition at Bridget Donahue, New York, all the walls are painted Rosco Chroma Key Blue. The deeply saturated color is used on television sets and in the production of special effects for movies and videogames because it contrasts so profoundly with most human skin colors. Chroma... continue reading
View of Survival Research Laboratories’ “Inconsiderate fantasies of negative acceleration characterized by sacrifices of a non-consensual nature,” Marlborough Contemporary, New York, 2017.
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Rob Goyanes

A modernist critical framework would have you believe that the difference between a machine and sculpture is the same as between politics and aesthetics: a machine uses power to fulfill a function, while a sculpture is all about form and taste. Knowing that this is bullshit—that there is no apolitical... continue reading
View of "Cosmic Communities: Coming Out Into Outer Space – Homofuturism, Applied Psychedelia & Magic Connectivity."
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Alan Gilbert

There is an astonishing sequence in Robert Mugge’s 1980 film Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise, a documentary about the great intergalactic avant-garde jazz musician, artist, and poet. It occurs when Sun Ra is playing a solo during his band’s—the Arkestra—performance in a Baltimore ballroom. Sun Ra stands in front 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
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

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