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2007 Stories by Christian Viveros-Faune

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  • The New Museum of Contemporary Art debuts its new home

    published November 27, 2007

    It's a pretty dramatic sight: A stack of seven metal boxes rising some 174 feet above the Bowery's rough-and-tumble spread of squat apartment... More >>

  • The Anxiety of Realism

    published November 20, 2007

    On a recent walk through Chelsea, I remembered a Steven Wright joke: "I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No... More >>

  • Vapid Transit

    published October 30, 2007

    In our time, progress shops at thrift stores. How else to explain the sudden efflorescence of '70s Atari T-shirts, the weird resurgence of... More >>

  • Kara Walker's Thrilling Whitney Retrospective

    published October 16, 2007

    "We live," Henry Louis Gates writes in his book Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man, "in an age of irony—an age when passionate... More >>

  • Youth is a Prize (Price?) in Chelsea's Art Galleries

    published September 18, 2007

    So, in my previous life as an art dealer, I learned a few things. First, always pretend that you live on the sunny side of the street (even if... More >>

  • The Feeler

    published September 11, 2007

    "What Turns Shy Boy Into Sex Killer?" A fantastic headline concocted by 20-year-old cub reporter Peter Schjeldahl for the Jersey City... More >>

  • The Pain of Others

    published July 17, 2007

    Globalization, we've been told, creates new markets and wealth, even as it causes widespread suffering, disorder, and unrest. At home, we've come... More >>

  • Go Jest, Young Man!

    published June 26, 2007

    Martin Kippenberger was a champion of insincerity. A momma's boy turned trust-fund kid, he peacocked his way into various vocations—actor,... More >>

  • The Dream Schemes

    published May 29, 2007

    All great painters paint the history of painting. A few like Neo Rauch are called—or cursed, as the case may be—to paint capitalized... More >>

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