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/ ALAN GILBERT
Lorraine O’Grady

ALEXANDER GRAY ASSOCIATES, New York

View of Lorraine O'Grady, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, 2015.
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Alan Gilbert

In the “Dada Manifesto on Feeble Love and Brittle Love” from 1920, Tristan Tzara famously provided instructions on how to write a Dada poem: get a newspaper and some scissors, snip out individual words and put them in a bag, shake it and then withdraw slivers of text, write down... continue reading
“Destroy, she said”

THE BOILER, New York

View of “Destroy, she said,” The Boiler, New York, 2015
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Alan Gilbert

As capitalism solidifies into a global religion, iconoclasm—traditionally defined as the destruction of sacred artifacts—accordingly shifts its tactics, where it doesn’t become coopted. However inadvertent it may have been, the last notable iconoclastic act in Europe—“Beast Jesus,” an elderly Spanish woman’s attempt in 2012 to improve, while in fact defacing,... continue reading
Geoffrey Farmer, Boneyard, 2013.
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Alan Gilbert

If some version of the afterlife exists, and if Aby Warburg manages to find a little peace there, he might be pleased to see Geoffrey Farmer’s “Cut Nothing, Cut Parts, Cut the Whole, Cut the Order of Time” at New York’s Casey Kaplan. During the last few years of his... continue reading
“The Bigger Picture: Work from the 1990s”

TANYA BONAKDAR GALLERY, New York

View of “The Bigger Picture: Work from the 1990s,” Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, 2014.
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Alan Gilbert

The 1990s art world began with the rumblings of multiculturalism and identity politics and closed with a resurgent art market interested in—as it frequently is—painting, and figurative painting in particular: John Currin, Lisa Yuskavage, and the total ascendance of Gerhard Richter. In between these two moments a variety of forms... continue reading
Ad Reinhardt

DAVID ZWIRNER, New York

View of Ad Reinhardt, David Zwirner, New York, 2013.
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Alan Gilbert

For an artist perhaps most famous for his “black” paintings—some of the most visually obdurate work ever produced on canvas—Ad Reinhardt (1913–1967) spent much of his life taking great pleasure in images. The current show of his work at David Zwirner, which now represents the Reinhardt estate, reveals yet another... continue reading
“A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial”

INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, New York

View of “A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial,” International Center of Photography, New York, 2013.
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Alan Gilbert

For a few years in the mid-2000s, writing made a notable dent in contemporary image-saturated culture—what’s ever more loosely called the society of the spectacle. With the explosion of texting and blogs, written language almost seemed to rival visual culture for the attention of citizens, consumers, and everyone in between.... continue reading

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