14 days ago | Art
Let us not praise famous men, shall we? Fine, sure: We won't. And Lisa Ruyter won't either, even if her latest exhibition appears to threaten to do just that. Rest assured, the show's name is tongue in appropriated cheek, as are its images. Yet ev...
21 days ago | Art
"You complete me" works just as well for conceptual art as it does for rom-coms. Like so many Jerry Maguires, conceptual works would be nothing without us; they're only fully realized inside our heads. The urge to create art that's needy seems par...
1 month ago
When the Metropolitan Museum's latest Costume Institute show asks, "Do I look fat?" it's not fishing for a compliment. Spread over 30,000 square feet — that's three times the size of any previous fashion show at the museum — "China: Th...
2 months ago
There's a reason they call it the urban jungle. Count on artist Neil Goldberg to remind us. In a wide-ranging show at Participant Inc., Goldberg pings between the veldt and the Whole Foods, recalling our animal nature even while pointing out our h...
3 months ago
Jonathan Monaghan likes assholes. He likes them a whole lot. His assholes appear out of nowhere and to comic effect, as puckered flesh-colored reliefs from the sanitized, militarized, and luxury-saturated environments the Washington, D.C.–ba...
4 months ago
If you think you recognize one of the paintings from the Fox evening soap Empire on the walls of the Brooklyn Museum's Kehinde Wiley retrospective, you're only half wrong. By now the Wiley formula is so familiar — and so legible on TV &mdash...