Installation view, ‘David Hammons’, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 2019

David Hammons

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

David Hammons, an infamously reclusive yet pervasive figure, is undoubtedly a pioneer and solidified staple of the art world. His thought-provoking work permeates the visual…
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Tony Conrad, Retrospective, installation view (2019) courtesy The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania.

TONY CONRAD

ICA / Philadelphia

“Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective” is the first large-scale museum survey devoted to work originally presented by the artist in his museum and gallery exhibitions….
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Rabbia Sukkarieh, DARKEVENTWHITEHORIZON, installation view  with Untitled, 2016, in foreground, photo by CSUSB Michael Moody, courtesy Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art.

RABBIA SUKKARIEH

Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum Of Art / San Bernardino

Lebanon-born, Los Angeles-based painter and sculptor Rabbia Sukkarieh regards her art as a means of transmuting a traumatic past. Having experienced the 1975–90 Lebanese Civil…
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Chiachio & Giannone, Family in six colors #2 / Familia a seis colores #2 (2018) courtesy of the artists and MOLAA.

CHIACHIO & GIANNONE

MOLAA / Long Beach

Argentine artists Leo Chiachio and Daniel Giannone who together form the duo Chiachio & Giannone were painters at one point in their careers. Their combined…
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Reich Richter Pärt, Live performance installation, images ©Gerhard Richter (2019) photo by Stephanie Berger, courtesy The Shed.

REICH RICHTER PÄRT

The Shed / New York

Joy, transformation, transcendence—all lofty goals of early abstract expressionism—are exalted in the present tense at The Shed in the world premiere collaboration of three major…
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James Benning, after Missouri Pettwa (2019) courtesy the artist and MCA Santa Barbara.

JAMES BENNING

MCA Santa Barbara

Milwaukee-bred, California-based filmmaker James Benning’s current exhibit at MCASB is nothing less than a brilliant baklava of America, a solemn layering of the country’s heartbreaking…
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Alan Rath, U.S.A. 123 (1992) collection of Tom Patchett, courtesy San Jose ICA.

ALAN RATH

San Jose ICA

Ever since man created robots, there have arisen ethical and moral questions regarding when and how they should be used. Isaac Asimov created the concept…
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Noah Addis, Charcoal Maker's House; Sitio Damayan, Manila (2013) courtesy Blue Sky Gallery.

NOAH ADDIS

Blue Sky Gallery / Portland

Most people, when confronted with the mind-bending vastness and ubiquity of urban slums, experience some amalgam of shock, disorientation, fear, recoilment, sympathy and outrage. Witnessing…
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Jeffrey Gibson, Like a Hammer, installation view (2019) photo by Natali Wiseman, © Seattle Art Museum.

Jeffrey Gibson

Seattle Museum Of Art / Seattle

When Push Comes to Shove (2015), take what you know and simply make—make objects, make observations, make connections, make people listen, make people think, make…
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Bill Viola, Becoming Light (2005) photo by Kira Perov, courtesy Bel Canto, Site Santa Fe.

BEL CANTO

Site Santa Fe / Santa Fe

With a theatricality apposite to its subject, Bel Canto exploits the rapturous, dolorous and mysterious allure that can make opera, in its premier manifestations, indistinguishable…
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Firelei Baez, A Drexcyen chronocommons (To win the war you fought it sideways), installation view (2019) photo Phoebe d'Heurle, courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York.

FIRELEI BÁEZ

James Cohan / New York

Just last summer and fall, Firelei Báez brought a touch of joy to Harlem, along with a sense of her past. Even with five paintings,…
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Betye Saar,The Liberation of Aunt Jemima (1972), courtesy UC Berkeley Art Museum.

Soul of a Nation

The Broad Museum

How do you disappear when you’re already invisible? The unnamed narrator/protagonist in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (1952) would answer by instead choosing to reappear to…
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Tim Hawkinson, Installation view (2019), courtesy Denk.

Tim Hawkinson

Denk

While the underlying engineering of Tim Hawkinson’s artworks appears to be of an extraordinarily complex order, the raw materials with which they are made, taken…
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Fred Wilson, ...kept you here (2018), courtesy Maccarone.

Fred Wilson

Maccarone

“The aim of the dreamer…is merely to go on dreaming and not to be molested by the world… But the aims of life are antithetical…
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Cayetano Ferrer, Mmry Scrn (2019), courtesy Commonwealth & Council.

Cayetano Ferrer

Commonwealth & Council

“Many years ago,” Maggie Nelson writes in her memoir, The Argonauts, “[the poet Anne] Carson gave a lecture …at which she introduced (to me) the…
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Sara Kathryn Arledge, Stellar Garden (1956), courtesy Armory Center for the Arts.

Sara Kathryn Arledge

Armory Center for the Arts

Featuring over 60 works on paper and seven films, “Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment” discloses the brilliance of one singular artist who never…
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