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A Still from  David Wojnarowicz's A Fire In My Belly (1986-87) David Wojnarowicz: Place and History
Robin Newman |

David Wojnarowicz was first shown at the Whitney Museum in 1985 as a part of the museum’s Biennial which focused on avant-garde artists based in New York City’s East Village. Now, some 33 years later …

Simon Fujiwara, Esther Schipper, Frieze, New York, 2018, art fair, contemporary art Frieze New York 2018 | Highlights
Matilde Soligno |

Frieze New York 2018 | Randall’s Island | May 4–6, 2018     This year’s edition of Frieze art fair in New York lives up to the “brand”‘s reputation of relatively higher quality. Remarkably, this …

Hito Steyerl, Infinite Blue, Brooklyn Museum Infinite Blue: A Survey in Color Symbolism & Global Connectedness
Jennifer Sauer |

The color blue is: spirituality, open skies, a symbol of power, status and beauty. Infinite Blue, the blue-hue themed exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, examines representations of the color across history, cultures and mediums. …

Jon Rafman, Dream Journal, Frieze, New York, art fair, Frieze 2017 Frieze New York 2017. Reality, times a thousand
Matilde Soligno |

    On Friday morning, as I was getting ready to travel to Frieze, and I was complaining via Whattsapp with a friend of mine about how far it is from downtown Manhattan, and even …

Matteo Nasini, Clima gallery, Marsèlleria, Marsèll, 3D print, sculpture, armory week, New York, tapestry Matteo Nasini opens Marsèlleria’s New York space
Matilde Soligno |

Marsèll, a high-end shoe brand from Milan that like other enlightened fashion houses devotes part of its resources to funding art exhibitions, opens a new space in the Chelsea gallery district of New York. The …

Ed Fornieles, Finilar, Arsenal Contemporary, Armory week 2017, Armory show, New York, gallery March/April 2017: 20 Gallery Shows in New York
Matilde Soligno |

    These days galleries in New York have excellent shows on display: this week everything revolves around New York’s most important art fair, the Armory Show. It is Armory Week 2017, and the city …

Philip Guston, Hauser & Wirth, Hauser Wirth, New York Painting On The Border: Philip Guston 1957-1967
Robin Newman |

The new show Philip Guston: Painter 1957-1967, held at Hauser & Wirth in NYC, parallels the painter’s important retrospective held in 1966 at the Jewish Museum.     A half century later the current show …

Cao Fei, Moma PS1, Cosplayers Cao Fei at MOMA PS1: Life, parallel
Ludovica Capobianco |

It’s not breaking news that the bond between Eastern and Western culture is growing tighter, especially when it comes to contemporary art. Recently, a Japanese collector was the undisputed protagonist of New York’s Spring auctions, …

Icaros, Tribeca Film Festival, Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi Interview with artist and filmmaker Matteo Norzi
Arianna Carossa |

Arianna Carossa: I cannot but combine your work as an artist to that as a director. What are the threads – if any – that unite your past work with this film? Matteo Norzi: This …

Ramiken Crucible, Lucas Blalock, LES Galleries, Spring 2016, New York Lucas Blalock: Low Comedy at Ramiken Crucible
Arianna Carossa |

Lucas Blalock’s work perfectly matches my idea of photography today. When I’m observing it, I think of what Slavoj Žižek said: for reality to be real, sometimes we need to add artifice. Otherwise, it’s not …

Street Scraper Figment NYC Carlo Sampietro. Megalopolis
Ruth Green |

    The continuous unveiling of identity is so often constructed by surroundings. However these surroundings are simultaneously undergoing the same process, defining and redefining their own spatially determined self, shedding classical brick and concrete …

Xinran Yuan, Roomservice Gallery, Williamsburg, New York Interview with Xinran Yuan at ROOMSERVICE Gallery, New York
Matilde Soligno |

    Xinran Yuan’s first solo exhibition in New York is now at ROOMSERVICE Gallery, a project space established less than a year ago in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Upon our visit …

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