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Diamond Stingily

Growing up on the West Side of Chicago, Stingily’s experience is directly reflected in her work, her sculptures serving as melancholic totems of a haunted nostalgia.

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Jill Mulleady

In Mulleady’s psychologically leaden and mystically estranged apparitions, mythical monsters commingle with fairy tale creatures, and enigmatic totems overlook unnatural fornications.

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Caroline Mesquita

In the work of the French sculptor, shiny metal bodies gather in obscure social constellations—their bright surfaces seemingly at odds with the grotesque gestures in which they’re frozen.

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Camille Blatrix

Camille Blatrix is evasive. His name alone is misleading; on top of that, his work is consistently difficult to decipher.

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Venus Lau

A native of Hong Kong, the curator is at once an insider and an outsider in the Mainland Chinese art world.

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Jeffrey Joyal

Dead creatures surge with the same anachronistic animism as the distressed hardware and kitschy Americana.

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Katja Novitskova

Katja Novitskova’s images became popular to a wider audience by means of their seductive, appealing surfaces.

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Donna Huanca

In her recent work, Donna Huanca addresses the indissoluble schizodynamic basis of extrasensory modes of embodied cognizance.

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Home Economics

There’s no place like home, sang the popular American playwright Sir Henry Rowley Bishop in 1823. Yes, but whose home? Approaching its fifteenth edition and unveiling its…

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Marguerite Humeau

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble; Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of…

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Christopher Y. Lew

Despite his signature mohawk, Christopher Y. Lew has been a ubiquitous but unassuming presence in the New York art world for years. Born and raised in New…

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Megan Rooney

In his 1936 essay “The Storyteller,” Walter Benjamin provides a waltzing elegy for the art of storytelling, declaring it to be “reaching its end” amidst modern print…

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Cao Fei

Legend has it that leading up to the International Center of Photography’s 2009 triennial, curators at the New York-based institution had to deploy avatars in Second Life…

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Valerie Keane

Humans love fire ’cause it mocks our rule. Cartoons incite the same ancient envy—to groove past our edges, to move with the logic of thought. But we…

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Sean Raspet

In the flux of post-industrial capital, liquid is the currency that counts. Market analysts monitor its ebb and flow as obsessively as Mad Max’s Immorten Joe, who had…

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Yngve Holen

Airplanes: among the most sophisticated technology we experience in everyday life, they serve as powerful emblems of today’s accelerated and globalized lifestyle, its perks and its discontents….

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Renaud Jerez

Renaud Jerez’s techno-animistic sculptures have lost their protective membranes. Skinless, fluidless and vacant, they sit in wait, lying prone or hanging limp like marionettes…

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Sol Calero

Melons and limes, bananas and pineapples—Sol Calero’s polychromatic canvases suggest that seeing can be a form of sustenance.

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Eckhaus Latta

When I get through to Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, the connection is faulty. “Sorry, we’re just driving!” explains Eckhaus. He has just joined Latta in LA,…

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Kienholz

For centuries, the aestheticization of violence in art has been the subject of considerable controversy and debate. Up to the early ‘70s, when Edward and Nancy Reddin…

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Tetsumi Kudo

The artist’s work conjures a sense of environmental collapse with a degree of atomic anxiety that hearkens back to the height of Cold War science fiction.

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Trevor Yeung

The works of the Hong Kong-based artist are grounded in the social conditions of intra-subjectivity and collective memory, with notions of selfhood examined through the lens of botanic ecology.

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Chen Fei

As a painter, Chen Fei is one that uses “painting.” While faced with his paintings, it would appear as if a vision of Lessing had passed from the Enlightenment to contemporary times.

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Matteo Callegari

At the core of Matteo Callegari’s practice lies a principle of hospitable generosity. The artist considers painting a proposition for a ­dialogue—a forum in which both painters…

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Liu Wei

Liu Wei works a dense kind of magic, reconfiguring materials into strange and intriguing forms, presenting extraordinary transformations that are wonderful, impenetrable…

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Huang Po-Chih

In a recent lecture at The Getty Museum, Richard Sennett described “the craftsman” in his book of the same title as one who resides inside his work—his life, in other words…

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Queer Thoughts

The most important thing to know about Queer Thoughts in Chicago was that the gallery could have easily been bigger. At each opening, clouds of young visitors floated in a large…

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Ha Chonghyun

It’s been a breakthrough year for Ha Chonghyun. Though the 80-year-old painter has been revered for decades in his native Korea, he is at last enjoying a long overdue surge…

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Olivier Mosset

Geometric symbols are a universal language that accompanies us through day-to-day life, from pieces of cloth to street markings, from the meandering curve of the stock market…

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Yuri Pattison

Yuri Pattison’s work explores the multiple relationships between visual cultures, space, communication technologies and information circulation. While digital economies favor the ideology…

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Andrea Crespo

The titles of Andrea Crespo’s solo shows seem to clamber along, tangled up in Greek roots: “virocrypsis” (2015), “polymorphoses” (2015), “sis: somatic systems” (2015). Nerdy but sleek, high-tech…

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Zhang Ding

My first encounter with Zhang Ding’s work was The Great Era (2007), a video that looks like a Fellini film but feels more like a Bruce Springsteen song. In a series of dream-like scenes…

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Paulo Nimer Pjota

An atmosphere common to collectively developed image panels—such as street walls, vernacular houses and cheap toilets—permeates the work of Paulo Nimer Pjota. Conducting a study…

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Sàn Art

The lack of free spaces for artists and curators to present and discuss art is an ongoing issue in Vietnam. Sàn Art, an artist’s initiative established in 2007 in Ho Chi Minh City…

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Benwu Studio

The work of Beijing-based Benwu Studio, formed in 2011 by young graduates Wang Hongchao (b.1989) and Peng You (b.1989), combines conceptual and material vocabularies…

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Max Hooper Schneider

Interested in exploring the apocalyptic and dystopian qualities of our contemporary visual representations, Max Hooper Schneider’s practice merges sculpture, installation and living environments…

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Aki Sasamoto

“Skewed Lies/Parallel Stare” (2015), Aki Sasamoto’s recent series at Luxembourg & Dayan, emerges from a previous performance, Skewed Lines (2010). Having delivered the…

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Diane Simpson

Make your way through enough writings on Diane Simpson’s work and you’ll find a single descriptor comes up time and again: elegant. Outwardly, it’s a word denoting presence, poise, a tasteful…

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Jared Madere

It’s 2pm on the first really hot day of the summer, and I’m sitting in the front seat of Jared Madere’s enormous matte black RV that’s parked on Houston Street. We’re watching Tron…

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Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho

Over the course of the last several years, Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho’s itinerant practice has threaded through such outposts as New York, Manila, Hamburg, Berlin, Milan…

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Rochelle Goldberg

Petroleum arrives at the Canadian-born artist Rochelle Goldberg’s Brooklyn studio from a vendor that sells “West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil.” Goldberg uses crude oil, alongside living matter…

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Katherine Bernhardt

In composing her 1995 New Yorker article “Orchid Fever,” Susan Orlean became infatuated with a Miami-based horticulturist named John Laroche. Eccentric in looks…

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Tetsumi Kudo

I remember in the immediate months after September 11th stumbling onto an article in New York Magazine entitled “Sooner or Later…it will happen here.” The article described…

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8-Ball

Lele Saveri was born in Rome in 1980. First drawn to graffiti, then to skinhead culture, he grew up as a mod. A few years later, in 2001, he moved to London. There, he quit graffiti, then to…

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Lin Ke

Lin Ke is an artist of gestures. Even his early series “Drawings,” which dates back to 2011, confirmed the paramount role of action prevailing upon the images themselves. From the…

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Steven Claydon

For more than fifteen years, Steven Claydon has been making work that questions the agency of objects, the “thinglyness” of things and the various cultural and social histories that attach…

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Daiga Grantina

“Trying to exhaust himself, Vaughan devised an endless almanac of terrifying wounds and insane collisions […] The images of these wounds hung in the gallery of his mind…

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Lu Yang

When Walter Benjamin wrote about the aura of the artwork, he spoke in terms of its elusive, almost divine nature; he most certainly didn’t mean that it could be a physical, detachable thing…

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Kathryn Andrews

In Kathryn Andrews’ exhibition “Run for President,” now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the artist has permeated the space…

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GCC

Contemporary art is all about being “out of the box.” Yet, the box better be labeled. From prefix-appended historical movements to trending buzzwords or bandied-about jargon…

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Renate Lorenz & Pauline Boudry

The recent legalization of gay marriage in the United States forebodingly heralds the mainstreaming of queerness. Are LGBT communities making a decisive turn toward futurity…

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Julie Bena

The badinage in Julie Bena’s Miss None and Mister Peanut video trilogy is an absurd perversion of Abbott & Costello’s comedy routines, but it also seems to offer the profundity of a…

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Calvin Marcus

As visitors arrived to Calvin Marcus’s solo debut in New York they may have seen, down the way and standing opposite from the main entrance of the gallery, the anodized aluminum…

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Melike Kara

The characters that populate Melike Kara’s enigmatic canvases are regularly put through their paces. While some images seem relatively sedate, others are full of figures performing an…

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Rachel Rose

Goosebumps on cold skin… Fag ash from a burning cigarette… The glare from a light bouncing off the glossy pages of a magazine. New York-based artist Rachel Rose scrutinizes the…

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Tromarama

Write the words “animation” and “animism” next to each other and you might think that one was a misspelling. Common etymological roots enhance the impression: while animation…

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Aki Sasamoto

“Skewed Lies/Parallel Stare” (2015), Aki Sasamoto’s recent series at Luxembourg & Dayan, emerges from a previous performance, Skewed Lines (2010). Having delivered the…

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Samson Young

Like many densely populated cities, going about one’s daily business without everyone hearing about it seems impossible in Hong Kong. The reasons for this run the gamut from multiple…

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Yan Xing

A perverse nostalgia seems to inflect queer bodies. Of course, our remembrances are perverse only because the memories we attempt to exhume are too distant and traumatic to be…

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