• Making Medieval New: “Gothic Spirit” at Luhring Augustine

    Gothic Spirit: Medieval Art from Europe, on view through March 7, 2020 at Luhring Augustine and presented in partnership with London-based gallery Sam Fogg, features around thirty pieces of medieval art from private collections. These objects are exhibited against a backdrop typically seen in modern and contemporary art galleries. The blank walls and clean, bright lighting of this setting, as…

  • Charlotte Perriand

    Charlotte Perriand: Pioneering Design in a Man’s World

    Pictured on street corners and plastered throughout the metro system, an eye-catching image announcing the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s current exhibition Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World has bombarded Parisians for weeks. In the advertisement, a photograph shows the architect-designer Perriand (1903–1999) silhouetted against her native French Alps, sparsely outfitted in only pants and a pearl necklace, thrusting a pair of mittens…

  • Edmund de Waal

    Reworking Spaces: “Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal” at The Frick Collection

    Walking into The Frick Collection, one is met with a historic setting in which to view a wide range of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and currently, contemporary British artist Edmund de Waal’s Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at The Frick Collection. The exhibition was curated by Charlotte Vignon, Curator of Decorative Arts. A unique, exciting element of this exhibition is…

  • A Daring Balancing Act: “Programmed” at the Whitney

    Drawing heavily from the Whitney Museum of American Art’s permanent collection, Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 includes a broad range of works that spans fifty years of instruction-based artistic practice. In a groundbreaking collaboration, the exhibition was co-curated by Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of Digital Art, and Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Melva Bucksbaum Associate Director for Conservation and Research.…

  • Joan Semmel

    Reflections on the Body and Self in Joan Semmel’s New Paintings

    Despite a month of chilling temperatures, Joan Semmel’s captivating new paintings on view in A Necessary Elaboration at Alexander Gray Associates (January 10 – February 16, 2019) bestow a welcome rush of warmth and meditative calm upon gallery-goers. In a series of works produced within the last two years, Semmel demonstrates her mastery of color and the sculptural application of…

  • Bruce Nauman

    Master Manipulator: Bruce Nauman at MoMA

    Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts opened in March at the Schaulager Museum in Basel, Switzerland, to rave critical reviews and social media buzz. Here in New York, the work is presented in two parts between the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1, and although the curators refrain from calling it a retrospective, according to the museum website it is “the…

  • Jack Whitten

    Door to Manhattan: An Interview with Curator Kelly Baum

    One of the major advantages of studying at the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU is that our school is situated in New York City. A course that I’m currently taking with Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art Edward J. Sullivan is held off-site every week in a different archive, gallery, or museum located in the city.…

  • Diana Al-Hadid

    Fleeting Structures: Diana Al-Hadid at the Bronx Museum

    Addressing themes not often united in contemporary art exhibitions, the Bronx Museum of the Art’s stellar presentation of Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter (July 18—October 14, 2018) challenges the viewer to consider architecture, the female body, and public space. Organized by Lauren Schell Dickens, a curator at the San José Museum of Art, the exhibition weaves these elements into a conversation…

  • An Interview with Artist Nasrin Sheykhi

    I was first intrigued by the Iranian artist Nasrin Sheykhi’s collage drawings and then by her story, and how she has navigated a perilous path as an immigrant to the United States with acerbic wit. Sheykhi did not speak until she was three years old and when she began to speak it was when her mother taught her how to…