James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas: The Devil and His Blues
A fully illustrated publication surveying the sculpture of James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas Co-Edited by Jonathan Berger and Jessica Iannuzzi Garcia. Including texts by Velma Allen, Thomas J. Lax and Glen Ligon, William R. Ferris and James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas, and David Serlin
Designed by Julian Bittiner
Co-Published by 80WSE Gallery, Karma, and Souls Grown Deep Foundation purchase from Karma for $25
Finalist for the High Line Plinth
The High Line Plinth is a new landmark destination for major public art commissions that will by on the High Line at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue on the Spur, a new section of the park set to open in mid-2018. Jonathan Berger was selected as one of the 12 finalists for the inaugural Plinth Commission. High Line visitors can get their first look at the 12 shortlisted proposals during a public exhibition on the High Line at West 14th Street.
High Line Plinth, West 14th Street, New York, NY
February 9 - April 30, 2017
MoMA presents Alexandra Bachzetsis's Massacre: Variations on a Theme, a major new performance commission by Alexandra Bachzetsis. Massacre consists of a video installation on view during regular Museum hours, and four ticketed live performances.
directed by: Alexandra Bachzetsis and Glen Fogel
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
January 17 - 31, 2017
Artist's book which is to be understood as a component and an extension of the museum installation, as part of her exhibition Places to fight and to make up
book launch on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 9pm
at MUMOK, Vienna, AT
Are You Ready For Love? is part of a series of concurrent exhibitions, public programs, and screenings featuring the work of Ellen Cantor, scheduled throughout Fall 2016 in New York City. Exhibitions will also take place at Maccarone, Participant Inc., and Foxy Production, with public programs hosted by Skowhegan and a screening of video works presented at Electronic Arts Intermix. The world premiere of Cantor’s film Pinochet Porn (2008–2016) will take place at The Museum of Modern Art. This unprecedented collaboration between organizing venues and the Estate of Ellen Cantor seeks to open dialogue surrounding Cantor’s multifaceted and groundbreaking work.
The Politics of Portraiture
Kenneth Bergfeld, Cécile B. Evans, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Josh Kline and Lynn Hershman Leeson
Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
June 24 - August 27, 2016
Tom Wesselmann Panel Discussion
watch the video here
Moderated by Lucy Mitchell-Innes with panelists Isabelle Dervaux, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings, The Morgan Library & Museum; Jamian Juliano-Villani, artist; Michael Lobel, Professor of Art History, Hunter College and Jeffrey Sturges, from the Tom Wesselmann Estate
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 4pm
Recipient of the 2016 Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize
"An international jury consisting of mumok director Karola Kraus, Mr. Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch Group, Eva Birkenstock, curator Kunsthaus Bregenz, Yilmaz Dziewior, Director Museum Ludwig and Stephanie Weber, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Lenbachhaus Munich, chose the artist Anna -Sophie Berger as a winner of the new art prize."
Read the entire press release here
Brooklyn Public Library in association with artcritical.com present The Review Panel
Dweck Cultural Center, Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, February 9th, from 7 to 9 pm
A group show that considers the mother, with work by Lutz Bacher, Susan Cianciolo, Sonya Hamilton, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eliot Porter, Aura Rosenberg, Diane Simpson, Barbara T. Smith, Frances Stark, and Rosemarie Trockel. It will also include new site-specific works by Cathy Wilkes and Anicka Yi, and a performance by Karin Schneider.
Yale Union, Portland, OR
October 10–December 20, 2015
The label read ‘Land’s End’… Five to sew,
but tomorrow would bring more shirts. Pale and wan
from stitching through long hours, bent down low to
work at the machine, Kim pulled a face like Fu
Man Chu, making her friend, Min, smile. “Please comb
my hair for me tonight. I feel my ‘do
should sing, in an arpeggio from do
re mi (a rising fringe) and past fa so
la ti, (a widow’s peak)…” A stitcher-cum-
hair artiste, Kim always left at least one
night a week for creative grooming. “Phew!”
she panted, glancing at the calendar. Tue
April 10th. Like snow peas in mange tout
her days kept perfect order. What could she do?
Her father had died at the battle of Dien Bien Phu.
A Frenchman, he’d learned one Chinese character, そ.
Baptized Alphonse, his friends had called him Yuan.
A double agent, his division was trapped in a combe
And surrounded. His bones, planted deep as a corm,
had sprouted a lowly headstone. The inscription: ‘Tu
eras el mejor.’ His name above, spelled ‘Juan’.
That evening, alone, Kim took a length of dough
from the oven, hoping for bread. Well, if you sow
a seed, she reasoned, you might get a tree. But fu-
fu flour was not, it seemed, self-raising. “T’es fou!”
cried the ghost of her father. “Nom de Dieu, c’est comme
une crêpe de mèrde!” “Père, où vit-tu?” “A Sceaux.
Ils ont des peintures là. Les bons. Connait-tu
Fautrier? Ou Bernard Buffet? Si doux
de vivre avec les objets d’art. J’ai une
fois pensée…” Had he turned into Park Ji-Won,
the great Korean philosopher? Sipping pho
from a plastic bowl, he read her thoughts. “Oh, duh,
of course I’m not Ji-Won. Go to Fox.com
and read about the clouded leopard panther Ming Too.
I was born in our national park, in the Year of the Sow…”
So many questions, and yet so little won
by waiting for answers, of which there were far too few.
What is to come, mon père? Wo weilest du?
Featuring works by Anna Rosen, Irina Arnaut, Katie Aliprando, Ken Tam, Patrick Price, Phil Davis and Sean Cassidy.
Slum Pudding, organized by Becky Kolsrud.
Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA
Yuji Agematsu, Quentin Curry, Lucy Dodd, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Ryan Estep, Bjarne Melgaard, Bruce M. Sherman, Michael E. Smith, Keith Sonnier, and Bill Walton. Curated by Rob Teeters.
Tripoli Gallery East Hampton, NY
June 27 - July 19, 2015
written by Calla Henkel, Pablo Larios and Max Pitegoff
music directed by Dan Bodan and Trevor Lee Larson
with Emma Bayley, Anna-Sophie Berger, Ellie de Verdier, Dan Denorch, Simon Denny, Georgia Gray, Leila Hekmat, Mia von Matt, Lily McMenamy, Birgit Megerle, Grayson Revoir, Jeanne-Salomé Rochat, Tobias Spichtig, Alex Turgeon, Scott Cameron Weaver, Amelie von Wulffen
To do as one would
Organized by Mary Mitsch, Martha Moldovan, and Poppy Pulitzer
David Zwirner, New York, NY
June 26 - July 25, 2014
This group exhibition on view at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street location features the work of John Dante Bianchi, Nick Darmstaedter, Violet Dennison, Xavier Donnelly, Charles Harlan, Benjamin Horns, Ann Greene Kelly, Zak Kitnick, Eric Mack, Harry Schleiff, Cal Siegel, Zachary Susskind, John Szlasa, and Christopher Williams.
Defining Structures: Contemporary Minimal
Thursday, June 19, 6:30 pm
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
A roundtable discussion with artists a generation or two removed from those featured in Other Primary Structures, whose work – primarily in sculpture – comes out of a Minimalist tradition. Featuring Charles Harlan, Carissa Rodriquez, Erin Shirreff, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, and Allyson Vieira.
Moderated by Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter.