everyone’s favorite: identity politics

everyone’s favorite: identity politics

August 9, 2013By candyUncategorized

view of question bridge: black males, a work in progress by hank willis thomas, chris johnson, bayeté ross smith, and kamal sinclair at jack shainman gallery. i saw an exhibition yesterday at jack shainman gallery, of work by hank willis thomas and question bridge: black males, a collaboration with thomas, chris johnson, bayeté ross smith, … Read More

august slumber

august slumber

August 2, 2013By candyUncategorized

every “field” operates according to a certain kind of calendar or sense of time. in fashion, for example, they work in “seasons,” related to the weather and lifestyles of consumers. the “new” is always being planned a year in advance and “fall lines” arrive in stores in the early summer, when summer clothes are already … Read More

naive optimism: performance art in public space

naive optimism: performance art in public space

July 26, 2013By candyUncategorized

in continuation of my thoughts on the potential of performance… – performance evades documentation and therefore stabilization. it creates possibilities of collective memory and myth-making. or erasure from history. – it holds greater potential for blurring the lines between “art” and “life.” because it is not something that can be isolated as an object (and … Read More

art bullshit: friday night with weird art people

art bullshit: friday night with weird art people

July 19, 2013By candyUncategorized

from mimi fadmi’s untitled climate change: language action poetry facilitators-from asia with love 9pm – 1am friday, july 16th, 2013 at grace exhibition space 840 broadway 2nd floor, brooklyn as part of the brooklyn international performance art festival (bipaf) multiple venues july 4, 2013 – july 28, 2013 from miao jiaxin and lee heeran’s money … Read More

a dream of haptic realism

a dream of haptic realism

July 14, 2013By candyUncategorized

ying li. recent paintings. new york studio school  8 w 8th street new york, ny 10011 june 6, 2013 – july 20, 2013 confession: i have a b.a. in art, but i never received a proper art education until college. because my mother was a fairly abstract painter and sculptor while i was growing up, … Read More

visible intruder

visible intruder

July 4, 2013By candyUncategorized

thomas hirschhorn’s gramsci monument 975 tinton avenue bronx, new york. july 1, 2013 – september 15, 2013 swiss artist thomas hirschhorn is an international star, whose work has been shown in the venice biennale 2011, the current icp triennial, and is also part of permanent collections of moma and the tate modern in london. i … Read More

olympia, concubine muse, live!

olympia, concubine muse, live!

June 28, 2013By candyUncategorized

paul mccarthy life cast at hauser & wirth  32 east 69th street may 10, 2013 – july 26, 2013 the sight of an objectified female body has never really been strange to the art histories of civilizations. for my purposes i am generalizing to refer to “the east” (japan, etc) and to “the west” (from … Read More

politics of psychogeography

politics of psychogeography

June 24, 2013By candyUncategorized

as i have been jotting down notes for my biennale article for a publication (and a travel grant application to go back to venice), i have been thinking a good deal about politics of navigating space, perhaps better put as a foucaultian/neo-marxist approach to psychogeography, a term i learned last year at the conflux festival. urban … Read More

leisurely disappointment

leisurely disappointment

June 17, 2013By candyUncategorized

maybe the new york city art world has a weakness for work that utilizes the latest technology. you know, those cool installations that everyone talks about and wait in line for hours to see because only a few people are allowed at a time. the media and general word of mouth tend to fuel the … Read More