Thursday, October 24, 2013

Art in America print review/Luiz Roque

LUIZ ROQUE at Phosphorus
For this exhibition, titled "The Last Day," Brazilian artist Luiz Roque showed three films and two photographs that he created while at artists' residencies in Brazil and abroad. The show began with a grainy, enigmatic still, The Golden Tower (2012), from Super 8 footage Roque shot of the soaring 63 Building in Seoul.Exhibited in an adjacent gallery, and also made in Seoul, was a 3-minute color video, The Triumph (2011)—a mock commercial for the 2076 Olympics, somewhat humorously imagining that North and South Korea have reconciled as the United Korea, and that the country is hosting the games. Themes involving national power, community, and public and artistic monuments ran throughout the show, but the works spoke less to an overarching curatorial premise than to the artist's engagement with, and experimentation in, various cities.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Art in America online/Suzanne Lacy


EAVESDROPPING WITH SUZANNE LACY
by Aimee Walleston

The streets of New York fill one's ears with fascinating snippets of overheard conversation—it makes one greedy to hear the whole story, decorum be damned. Los Angeles artist Suzanne Lacy's performance this past Saturday, Oct. 19, Between the Door and the Street, was composed of many unscripted conversations, held by groups of three to seven, that were meant to be eavesdropped on. The piece was presented by the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and New York public art organization Creative Time.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Art in America print review/Simon Fujiwara

SIMON FUJIWARA at Andrea Rosen
For Simon Fujiwara's first solo exhibition in New York, "Studio Pietà (King Kong Komplex)," the British artist, who lives in Berlin, used his recollection of a photograph of his mother from childhood as the foil for a mixed-medium installation (first shown in March at the Sharjah Biennial). The show delved into themes of stereotyping, inchoate sexuality and the faulty rewiring of memory.