REVIEWS

View of Sebastian Jefford’s “Procrustean Flatulence” at Gianni Manhattan, Vienna, 2018.
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Kimberly Bradley

Procrustean—what does the word even mean? In Greek mythology, Procrustes was the son of Poseidon, and a thief who tortured his victims by making them lie on an iron bed. If their bodies were too long, he’d cut off the oversized bits; too short, he’d stretch their limbs to fit.... continue reading
View of Dave Hullfish Bailey’s “Hardscrabble” at REDCAT, Los Angeles, 2018.
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Travis Diehl

Like a thesis hidden in a footnote, a small projection in one corner of an exhibition of junkyard complexity shows a loop from John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), starring John Wayne and James Stewart. In the scene, Stewart’s character, a lawyer in the frontier town of... continue reading
Matthew Angelo Harrison’s “Prototypes of Dark Silhouettes”

JESSICA SILVERMAN GALLERY, San Francisco

Matthew Angelo Harrison, Dark Silhouette: Seated, 2018.
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Jeanne Gerrity

In an early scene in the recent blockbuster hit Black Panther, the black supervillain Erik Killmonger disputes the narrative spewed to him by a supercilious white curator regarding an African artifact on view in the “Museum of Great Britain,” asserting instead that it is a spoil of war from the... continue reading
Exhibition view of Alexandre Estrela + João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva's "Lua Cão" at Kunstverein München, 2018.
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Patrick J. Reed

Watching João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva’s Cowfish (2001) is harrowing. The poor fool struggles on a plate and then pukes a little water before going still. Any viewer would assume the film’s subject—a cowfish—dies, but in the end its survival remains unclear. Death is withheld by a flicker and... continue reading
Laure Prouvost

LISSON GALLERY, New York

View of Laure Prouvost at Lisson Gallery, New York, 2018.
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Alan Gilbert

Eager to see the art in Laure Prouvost’s first solo exhibition at Lisson Gallery in New York, visitors might breeze through its central installation: Uncle’s Travel Agency Franchise, Deep Travel Ink. NYC (2016–18). Situated at the entrance to the gallery, it looks like an unkempt and outdated version of an... continue reading
Gerard Byrne’s “In Our Time”

GALERIE NORDENHAKE, Stockholm

View of Gerard Byrne, "In Our Time," at Galerie Nordenhake, 2018.
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Stefanie Hessler

The year is 1977. Iggy Pop just released “The Passenger,” Eric Clapton mourns his son’s death in the 1990s-hit “Tears in Heaven,” and Ronald Reagan’s nuclear weapons build-up has the world holding its breath. Time is warped in Gerard Byrne’s seamless amalgamation of historical events, rock hits, and news reports... continue reading

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