Posts Tagged ‘MCA Denver’

Postscript: An Ambitious Take on Conceptual Art and Writing at the Power Plant

Kenneth Goldsmith, Soliloquy, 1996.

Upon entering Toronto’s Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery to see Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, the viewer is immediately confronted by a raucous wash of sonorous elements. Over fifty artists and conceptual writers occupy the gallery space; canonical works from Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt, Marcel Broodthaers, Carl Andre, and Dan Graham are nestled among pieces by contemporary practitioners, contributing to the sense of saturation. Originally curated[.....]

Action for the Delaware

Any 20th century art history course worth its salt will have surely shown a slide of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and prompted students to commit to memory the work’s revolutionary scale and site specificity.  From Smithson to Christo and Jeanne Claude, the history of environmental art is by now long and celebrated.  However, after all these years, it is ripe for reevaluation by artists less[.....]

Allison Smith at MCA Denver

Fancy Work (Braided Rug), 2010-2011

The contemporary art world – accepting as it may be of the most oblique artistic practices – still responds tentatively to artists engaging with notions of craft. Yet, at a time when the handmade – a once integral part of everyday life – has become a luxury, craft can serve as a potent commentary on our history and national identity. In Piece Work, an exhibition[.....]