Good Art, Drunk MFAs & Free Bracelets

Good Art, Drunk MFAs & Free Bracelets

UTA Artist Space, Ibid & MaRS

Saturday evening happy hour was well spent on South Anderson Street hopping between UTA Artist Space, Ibid Gallery and Museum as Retail Space UTA’s “HeatWave”…
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Gregory Michael Hernandez, Ghost Window Chapel

The Joshua Treenial 2017: Event Horizon

More Desert Art

Okay, not to be completely overshadowed by Desert X—which takes place in Coachella Valley, the Low Desert—the Joshua Treenial will be returning to the High…
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The Trisha Brown Dance Company’s “In Plain Site”

The Trisha Brown Dance Company’s “In Plain Site”

at the Getty Center

Maybe every gesture that you make can birth a fresh way of living. Perhaps by merely looking over your shoulder, or touching the ground, you…
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Safe in our Tribe

Safe in our Tribe

Terence Koh closing at Moran Bondaroff

What do you think about when you’re looking at art? Whether its conscious or not, we’ve all had that internal query: Do I get it?…
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Mike Diana’s “Boiled Angel”

Mike Diana’s “Boiled Angel”

at Superchief

If there’s one thing people know about Superchief it’s that they know how to throw a party. The opening on Saturday for “Boiled Angel” is…
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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

March-April 2017

Dear Readers In our last issue, which came out in January, I wrote about Trump becoming our president and the effect this potentially disastrous turn…
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Kerry James Marshall, School of Beauty, School of Culture, 2012, photo by Sean Pathasema

The Many Shades of Kerry James Marshall

"Mastry" at MOCA

It’s cold. He looks even larger in his winter coat. He is a large man. Tall and broad-shouldered. In football, he might be a tight…
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Mauricio Cárdenas,  Make America White Again, acrylic on canvas, 2017

We Don’t Need No Stinking Wall

Mexican Artists Answer Trump

If there is anybody more unpopular in Mexico at the moment than President Enrique Peña Nieto, it is, of course, Donald J. Trump. After a…
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Video stills from Erasing the Border (Borrando la Frontera), 2012

Ana Teresa Fernandez Paints it Away

Border Dissolve

Five years ago, San Francisco–based painter, sculptor and performance artist Ana Teresa Fernández woke from a long night’s sleep with a sudden inspiration: She would…
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Mary Anna Pomonis and Allison Stewart at The Collectivists, Brand Library, photo by Simeon Soffer

Women on the Verge of a Cultural Breakthrough

Collective Hysteria

Kim Abeles’ studio doesn’t have enough chairs, so we have to sit in the adjacent gallery space at the front entrance of the building. Even…
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Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls

Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls

Nan Goldin, to borrow a phrase from her friend and fellow-artist David Wojnarowicz, has always lived and worked “close to the knives.” Her most recent…
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P.O.S performs, photo by Zoe Prinds-Flash.

The Water Bar is Open

Pouring H2O in the service of enlightenment

A lot has changed over the last two years in the world of water. The high level of lead found in children living in Flint,…
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GUEST LECTURE

GUEST LECTURE

Susan Silton

  LOOK FOR SPECIAL EDITION POSTCARDS BY SUSAN SILTON INSIDE OUR MARCH/APRIL 2017 ISSUE Susan Silton, Delivery Systems, 2017 A special edition for Artillery consisting…
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Alice Neel, Nazis 
Murder Jews, 1936

DECODER

Whatever You Were Doing, It Didn’t Work

If you ever said fine art was a political act, you were wrong. Consciousness-raising—as art’s broad project, as an abstraction somehow implied in the diversions…
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Defaced mural by Ms Saffaa; photo credit Twitter/Ms Saffaa.

CURFEW

Do Two Wrongs Make an Alt-Right?

Melbourne street artist Ms Saffaa painted and wheat-postered a wall with a Muslim feminist protest mural. The collage of Saudi artists and activists shared the…
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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), The Bedroom, 1889, The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bart­lett Memo­rial Col­lec­tion.

RETROSPECT

Vincent van Gogh's Bedroom

When I first saw a reproduction of The Bedroom I thought, Oh my God, this guy has so few clothes. Later I altered my assessment…
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