NEW YORK – Johanna Fateman reviews Jimmy Wright’s “New York Underground” for Artforum February 2017
WARSAW – This exhibition, the first ever of this scale to discuss the siren, aims to portray and activate her potential as a symbol. It combines different takes on hybridity, national identity and mythology. On view March 25 – June 18, 2017.
CHICAGO – After her first feature screened at Sundance, Cauleen Smith lost patience with the film industry’s conservatism and devoted herself to art; her work is currently in the Whitney Biennial and Migrating Forms at BAM.
NEW YORK – As artists and also activists, Deana Lawson, Maya Stovall, and Cauleen Smith are challenging the dominant gaze by reexamining representation relating to the lives of people of the African diaspora.
NEW YORK – The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the seventy-eighth installment of the longest-running survey of American art, arrives at a time rife with racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politics. On view March 17–June 11, 2017.
CLEVELAND – Since the 1980s, Albert Oehlen has routinely deployed the tree as a programmatic conceit, a rudimentary scheme that has allowed for mischievous invention within the language of painting.
CHICAGO – A Forest of Chaos and Control: The Woods Near Oehle reviewed by Natalie Haddad
LONDON – Presenting works made between 2008 and 2017 in various media, including sculpture, painting, film, installation, photograms and posters, the exhibition asserts McElheny’s view that ‘reconstructing history’ can be a creative process itself and that aesthetics are always political. On view March 1 – April 13, 2017.