September 2015

"The Best Art In The World"

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, The Museum of Modern Art by Robert C. Morgan - New York

Through Fluxus, the culmination of these diverse areas of expression was in performance, which might include events with a relatively short duration, such as biting an apple or putting a smile in a box, or observing the sky.   read more...

Kristen Morgin: Messages to my Twenty Year Old Self by George Melrod - Los Angeles

These works are a different language from the works Morgin became known for: distressed, crumbling, lifesized ceramic shells of objects such as musical instruments and vintage cars.   read more...

Whitehot Suggests: Hysterical Friction: Works on Paper from JAUS LA - New York

The 22nd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction by Elga Wimmer - New York

Founded by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities.   read more...

Book Review: Jean Baudrillard "Pataphysics" London: Institute of Pataphysics and Atlas Press by Joseph Nechvatal - Paris

There is not only an implosion of the message in the medium, there is, in the same movement, the implosion of the medium itself in the real, the implosion of the medium and of the real in a sort of hyper-real nebula, in which even the definition and distinct action of the medium can no longer be determined   read more...

Global Imaginations by Paul Laster - New York

Taking the world as a source of inspiration and examination, Global Imaginations features 20 international artists from all continents.   read more...

Philippe Parreno H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS by Spencer Everett - New York

We go to the movies and absorb the results of the latest $150 million budget, and when the lights go up we have no trouble seamlessly reentering the mundane.   read more...

Hank Willis Thomas at MetroTech Commons by Paul Laster - New York

The traveling art project In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) has been exhibited in Afghanistan, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, at Burning Man, in South Africa, and at Art Basel Miami Beach   read more...

China: Through the Looking Glass - The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute by Elga Wimmer - New York

It is a combination of a mirage and Chinese opera. An artificial moon overlooks a pond featuring, like exotic blossoms, historic Chinese Theatrical Costumes, and exquisite designs by Galliano and Maison Martin Margiela.   read more...

Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined @ MASS MoCA by Caia Hagel - New York

Ross may reference Ansel Adams as a forefather of his heroic journey but Ross sees his own recording of nature as no such pastoral jaunt.   read more...