Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Art in America print review/Aki Sasamoto


NEW YORK
New York-based Japanese artist Aki Sasamoto gained attention for her multimedium installation/performances at the 2010 Whitney Biennial. More recently, her first solo exhibition in New York featured humble dollar-store materials in an expansive, ephemeral installation of sound and sculpture titled "Talking in Circles in Talking." The gallery walls were transformed into a climbing-wall-cum-whiteboard, creating a backdrop for several performances.
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Art in America online/Robert Longo


Drawing Democracy: Robert Longo at the Aldrich Museum

"Politics are something I'm interested in as an artist, because artists are the first people to get shut down when things get out of control," said artist Robert Longo, who spoke to A.i.A. recently at his studio in New York's Little Italy. Politics—and their attending monoliths—are endemic to a recent series of drawings by Longo, "God Machines." The newest addition to the series, which also includes depictions of places of worship, is Capitol (2013), an enormous seven-panel charcoal drawing of the U.S. Capitol Building.
VIEW SLIDESHOW Robert Longo: Capitol (installation view at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield), 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.; Robert Longo: Capitol (installation view at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield), 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.;