REVIEWS

/ ALAN GILBERT
Eileen Myles’s “poems”

BRIDGET DONAHUE, New York

View of Eileen Myles’s “poems” at Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018.
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Alan Gilbert

It’s so easy to ignore what’s directly in front of you when it seems more sullied than that which is imagined to be just beyond a particular moment or place. Digital technologies seek to eradicate this gap by making a better or more convenient life, via an image or purchase,... continue reading
Jeffrey Gibson’s “I AM A RAINBOW TOO”

SIKKEMA JENKINS & CO., New York

View of Jeffrey Gibson’s “I AM A RAINBOW TOO” at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, 2018.
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Alan Gilbert

If there ever was an ars poetica for house music, it might be the one articulated by Chuck Roberts that Larry Heard incorporated into a 1988 remix of his own groundbreaking single “Can You Feel It” (1986). Roberts’s proclamation is a nearly two-minute-long origin story delivered in sermonic fashion featuring... 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 Situated at the entrance to the gallery, it looks like an unkempt and outdated version of an...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
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
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 Lynn Hershman Leeson’s “Remote Controls,” Bridget Donahue, New York, 2017.
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Alan Gilbert

One day the interface between humans and computers will be seamless. For now, it involves necks bent over smartphones, hours sitting hunched in front of a monitor, fingers and arms that still need to extend toward their devices. Despite all the talk about disembodied experiences and virtual worlds, computer technology... continue reading

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