DANCING WITH A STAR

DANCING WITH A STAR

Two days before the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet performs, I am opposite Artistic Director Benoit-Swan Pouffer at l’Agora, cité internationale de la danse in the…
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KIND OF BLUE

KIND OF BLUE

That’s what black people are, myths. I come to you as a myth,” announces Sun Ra in a scene from Space Is The Place, the…
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Tomer Aluf

Tomer Aluf

FOR AN ARTIST, FINDING THE ENTRY POINT to a canvas can be the most confounding part of the creative process. Tomer Aluf, a 35-year-old Israeli…
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Enid Baxter Blader, THE WEST (a film in three parts), 2012, courtesy of the artist

Facing the Sublime in Water, CA

NOTWITHSTANDING THE RECENT HURRICANE THAT FLOODED New York City’s galleries, the mundane act of pouring four liters of sea water from the nearest shoreline and…
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Amanda Ross-Ho

Amanda Ross-Ho

MOCA Pacific Design Center / Los Angeles

WHETHER ONE THINKS OF AMANDA ROSS-HO AS A SCULPTOR, A photographer, or more broadly, a conceptual artist, it is clear that she applies a deliberate…
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London Calling

London Calling

Phyllida Barlow, “Rift,” a site specific installation in three parts, 2012: Untitled: hoardings, 2012, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, London, photo by Maksim…
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UNDER THE RADAR

UNDER THE RADAR

UNDER THE RADAR Pearblossom Hwy MIKE OTT’S PEARBLOSSOM HWY REACHES for reality, in a real way, sort of. LA filmmaker’s Mike Ott’s last movie—LiTTLEROCK (2010) was…
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Eli Langer, Graded Defacement Displacement/Three Point Lamp 1, 2012, courtesy of the artist and Wharton + Espinosa

Eli Langer

Wharton + Espinosa / Los Angeles

ELI LANGER’S RECENT SOLO SHOW IS AN ENCHANTING LANDSCAPE of nocturnal emissions and conversations. Seemingly crafted out of countless late nights spent in furtive dialogue…
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Kerry Tribe, Sam, 2012, Courtesy of the 1301PE, photo by Fredrik Nilsen

Kerry Tribe

1301 PE / Los Angeles

IN HER CURRENT WORK, KERRY TRIBE APPROPRIATES CONTENT from Hollywood films, specifically those shot at the Greystone mansion in Beverly Hills, piecing together dialogue culled…
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PARADISE—TRILOGY: LOVE, FAITH, HOPE

PARADISE—TRILOGY: LOVE, FAITH, HOPE

AUSTRIAN FILMMAKER ULRICH SEIDL’S PARADISE trilogy takes an unflinching look at society, portraying the lives of three women: an elderly woman and sex tourist (PARADISE: Love), a…
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Richard Artschwager and Wade Guyton

Richard Artschwager and Wade Guyton

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER WAS AHEAD of his time. In 1964 he painted the Whitney Museumon Madison Avenue with the documentary precision of black and white. It…
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Mark Wallinger

Mark Wallinger

An Inquiring Mind

YOU CAN TELL A GOOD DEAL ABOUT AN ARTIST FROM his studio. After I arrive at Mark Wallinger’s, in the buzzing heart of London’s Soho…
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Gallery Girls

Gallery Girls

IF ANY OUTLIER SLEEPER CELLS OF AL QAEDA need further evidential motivation to make another terrorist strike against the decadent West, they need look no…
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