REVIEWS

/ TYLER COBURN
“Dennis Hopper Double Standard, ” MOCA, Los Angeles

GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA, Los Angeles

"Dennis Hopper Double Standard, " MOCA, Los Angeles
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Tyler Coburn

Shameless nepotism or inspired programming? It's hardly a surprise that Jeffrey Deitch's first exhibition at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA would set critics atwitter, regardless of the subject, but watchdog fingers started wagging double-time with April's news of a planned survey of the work of Dennis Hopper. Rushed by Deitch due to Hopper's then-ailing condition (he passed away in May), the exhibition drew early concern, as Hopper was a collector of the work of exhibition... continue reading
Nashashibi/Skaer at Murray Guy,New York
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Tyler Coburn

Respected artists in their own right, Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer have also led a fruitful collaboration since 2005, pairing their unique temperaments in taut, reflexive films and installations. Theirs is a method that emphasizes the transformations, shifts, and slippages that images and ideas can undergo: through the entropic sedimentation of time, for example, or an act of misrecognition (willed or otherwise) with which an artist can build a new language from extant... continue reading
Rodney Graham's "Painter, Poet, Lighthouse Keeper" at Lisson Gallery, London
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Tyler Coburn

Since first stepping onto the other side of the lens in the mid-90s, Rodney Graham has fashioned himself as all color of amateur and outlaw in a wry game of wish fulfillment for an artist of inescapable renown. ... continue reading
"A Vernacular of Violence" at Invisible-Exports, New York
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Tyler Coburn

In an untitled text from 2005, the artist collective Claire Fontaine drew a distinction from the shopworn idea of distributed, democratic power, claiming, "Now power explicitly exhibits all the violence it needs to conserve itself" and, thus, implicitly excluding the participation of society's many constituents.... continue reading

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