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Homecoming! Committee’s Post Communiqué at the Dallas Museum of Art

Homecoming! Committee. ARTFORUM, 1963 (2013); Modified magazine pages and paper; 10.5 x 10.5 x .5 inches. Courtesy of Homecoming! Committee "archives."

The contrast between established arts institutions and alternative spaces is often stark—different areas of town, different audiences in attendance, different coverage (if any) from very different publications. Artforum has a ten-page spread on the latest from Martin Kippenberger, while the arts and culture section of a local blog has two hundred words on an emerging artist. But the rare moments when the two worlds collide[.....]

AFRICOBRA: Philosophy at the Logan Center

Barbara Jones-Hogu, "Unite," 1968-71; screenprint; 25.5 x 35 in. Courtesy of the artist and Logan Center for the Arts.

The assembly of works by AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists), a collective of African American Chicago-based artists active during the 1960s and 1970s, now on display at the Logan Center for the Arts could fairly be described as a time capsule; it is more important for the moment it captures than for its contents. In addition to this exhibition, titled AFRICOBRA: Philosophy, the collective currently has two other[.....]

Experimental Photomontage at Robert Koch Gallery

Robert Heinecken. From the portfolio Recto/Verso, 1989; Cibachrome (dye destruction) photogram; 11 x 14 in. Image courtesy of Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco.

As part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you a review of Robert Heinecken and Edmund Teske’s work in experimental photomontage at Robert Koch Gallery. Author Genevieve Quick analyzes the artists’ use of appropriation and their take on gender and mass media. She notes, “…there’s always more to the message than what’s on display.” This article was originally published in May 2012. Robert[.....]

Parkett: 220 Artist Editions and Collaborations since 1984 at Taipei Fine Art Museum

Parkett: 220 Artist Editions and Collaborations since 1984, 2013; installation view, Taipei Fine Art Museum.

Currently on view at Taipei Fine Art Museum, Parkett: 220 Artist Editions and Collaborations since 1984 is the 10th edition of international art journal Parkett’s traveling retrospective. Since its debut at the Museum of Modern Art in 2001, the exhibition has toured across the globe via a network of museums spaces including London’s Whitechapel Art Gallery, Singapore’s Tyler Institute, and Beijing’s Ullens Center of Contemporary Art.[.....]

Enrique Chagoya: Freedom of Expression

Enrique Chagoya. The Pastoral or Arcadian State, Illegal Alien’s Guide to Greater America, 2006; color lithograph. Courtesy of the artist and Shark's Ink. Photo: Kala Art Institute.

Code-switching is the linguist’s term for substituting one language for another in the course of a single conversation. “Oye, Teacher Bean,” a student once told me, “I couldn’t do mi tarea because mi tia was late and I had to watch mi sobrino hasta medianoche.” Notice that even though the sentence ping-pongs between Spanish and English, it’s still grammatically correct. To code switch, you need[.....]

“Rocks & Clocks” at Ambach & Rice

Since sitting down six minutes ago, my iPhone has buzzed no less than eight times. E-mail. E-mail. Text message. E-mail. Breaking news notification. Follow up text message. Reminder alarm. E-mail. Approve the attached contract to begin production. Bombing suspect hospitalized. What’s the address for tomorrow? Please send details for exhibition. Go to bank. John Doe wants to be your friend! Despite this electronic outburst, I[.....]

Blanking Out: Will Rogan at Altman Siegal Gallery

Jazz great Miles Davis once said, “Music exists in the spaces between the notes.” Language provokes us to name and describe empty spaces—like those that exist at the intersection of thought and memory. In Blanking Out, Will Rogan’s exhibition at Altman Siegel Gallery, a combination of sculptures and two-dimensional works reveals that the negative spaces are as important as the objects that create them. In[.....]