Lotte Lyon: Souterrain, Galerie Lisaruyter, Vienna, Austria

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“Souterrain” will consist of new objects built in response to the gallery space, a wall painting, and recent photographs from 5 different series. Lotte Lyon’s sculptures employ a pragmatism in the materials used, in the methods of assembly, and in the delivery of associative ideas.

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Bill Bollinger, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Bollinger's work is characterised by his sensitive use of the idiosyncrasies and possibilities offered by technical and industrial materials. His use of aluminium pipes, rope, rubber hoses, chain-link fencing, lightbulbs and wheelbarrows is as radical and direct as it is elegant, exploiting physical laws such as gravity, balance, and the intrinsic properties of water.

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Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill, SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain, Emmen, The Netherlands

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Still from “Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill.” (1971–2011) © The Estate of Robert Smithson/Pictoright Amsterdam. Camera: Benito Strangio. September 17 – November 27, 2011 Forty years after the completion of the earthwork Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971) in Emmen, the film that land art artist Robert Smithson was never able to finish due to his untimely death, is now to be completed as a video with support from Dutch partners. Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971–2011) […]

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Hartmut Böhm in Construction in Process 1981 – the community that came?, Museum Stzuki, Lodz, Poland

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The project Construction in Process 1981 – the community that came? refers to the legendary international exhibition opened in Łódź almost two months before martial law was introduced. Artists from Łódź, representing various art disciplines, invited 54 leading artists from all over the world to partake in the show and create art works here, on the spot.

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The Parallax View, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view. February 10 – March 19, 2011 Lehmann Maupin announces The Parallax View, an exhibition of significant works exploring observation as conflict, curated by Manuel E. Gonzalez. On view 10 February – 19 March, 2011, the Chelsea exhibition features works by Teresita Fernández, Dan Flavin, Gego, Mary Heilmann, Eva Hesse, Robert Irwin, Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, and Robert Smithson, all acclaimed artists who confront traditional notions of space, light and the nature […]

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Bill Bollinger: The Retrospective, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz, Lichtenstein

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Bill Bollinger, Starrett-Lehigh Building, New York, 1970. February 4 – May 8, 2011 This exhibition of the radical plastic oeuvre of the American artist Bill Bollinger (1939-1988), who almost slipped into obscurity, will be the first of its kind since the 1970s. In the late 1960s, Bill Bollinger was one of the foremost sculptors of his time, routinely mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Bruce Nauman, Robert Smithson, Eva Hesse and Richard […]

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Nancy Holt: Sightlines, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

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Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnels, 1976 September 22 – December 11, 2010 The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery opens its exhibition season with Nancy Holt: Sightlines, a thematic exhibition offering an in-depth look at the early projects of this important American artist whose pioneering work falls at the intersection of art, architecture and time-based media. Since the late 1960s, Nancy Holt has created a far-reaching body of work, including Land Art, films, videos, site-specific […]

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Artists at Max’s Kansas City, 1965-1974: Hetero-Holics and Some Women Too, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view September 10 – October 30, 2010 As the Cedar Tavern played a role in the formation of abstract expressionism, Max’s Kansas City galvanized a younger generation of artists from when it opened in 1965 to when it closed its doors in 1974. This exhibition will feature the amazing diversity of artists from every major reference point in the New York art world of the period: Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual […]

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Crystalline Architecture, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view June 30 – August 20, 2010 Curated by Josiah McElheny Participating Artists: Lyonel Feininger, Walter Gropius, Wenzel Hablik, Walther Klemm, Josiah McElheny, Eileen Quinlan, Heather Rowe, Robert Smithson, Katja Strunz, Bruno Taut This exhibition began with a question: is it possible for a particular aesthetic form or structure to express both abstract concepts and political ideals? A brief, yet formative moment in history suggests that it might be. Just after World War I, […]

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Meaning Liam Gillick, Edited by Monika Szewczyk, The MIT Press, June 2009

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  Click to purchase on Amazon The first critical reader on the artist’s work. With essays by Peio Aguirre, Johanna Burton, Nikolaus Hirsch, John Kelsey, Maurizio Lazzarato, Maria Lind, Sven Lütticken, Benoît Maire, Chantal Mouffe, Barbara Steiner and Marcus Verhagen. Liam Gillick (b. 1964) is a New York and London-based artist who emerged in the 1990s in the midst of paradigmatic political and cultural change. In the past two decades, he has developed a highly […]

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John Weber: In Memoriam (1932-2008)

  Born in Los Angeles in 1932, New Yorker art dealer John Weber had a prominent role in the contemporary art world and was one of the first dealers in Soho in the 70s, leaving his mark on New York’s art scene of that period. Owner of the popular John Weber Gallery, which opened in West Broadway in Soho in 1971, he then moved to Chelsea in the ’90s where he began his rise in […]

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Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  Hans Richter, Still from Filmstudie, 1926 35mm film transferred to video (black and white, silent) March 19–June 23, 2008 This exhibition considers the transformation of the art object from static image to light projection within two distinct artistic lineages: the unconventional optical techniques and social analyses of the 1920s Neue Optik, or “New Vision,” generation of artists, among them László Moholy-Nagy, Hans Richter, and Marcel Duchamp; and the situational aesthetics advanced by Gordon Matta-Clark, […]

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Ward Jackson: Heat at the Edges, A Conversation with Julian Jackson & Matthew Deleget

Ward Jackson at Kay-Mar Gallery, NY, 1964 Transit & Garden 1 (left to right)   Quite simply, you have to know about Ward Jackson and his work — he was an innovative abstract painter, a maverick editor and arts worker, and a key member of New York City’s abstract artist community.  I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Ward’s nephew, artist Julian Jackson, about his uncle’s life and work.  Our discussion that follows is […]

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Better Get Rational, by Dodie Bellamy

Last June I met my friend Margaret Crane for lunch at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We sat outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon, chatting and eating salad. It wasn’t too hot, the air was breathable—a perfect ladies’ date. Then we headed into the museum’s jewel-in-the-crown exhibition, Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s-70s. The show was huge, astonishing, including nearly 200 works by 130+ artists from Europe, North America, and South America. Jesús […]

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Jaq Chartier: Sun Tests at Schroeder Romero, by Nick Stillman

From Jan van Eyck’s innovations with linseed oil to Robert Smithson’s landscape interventions to Matthew Barney’s fictional universe of mythical, genetically mutated weirdos, the concept of the artist/scientist is one with art-historical legs. That said, all art making could be considered a type of experimental science—a process of trial and error usually resulting in an end product with kinks effectively massaged. Not so with Jaq Chartier’s Sun Tests. Chartier works for Golden Artist Colors testing […]

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