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WATCH WHERE YOU STEP
by Emily Nathan

June 19, 2012

Throughout the rainy evening of June 13, 2012, a clown tormented passers-by on the banks of the Rhine in Basel, Switzerland. He snuck up behind them and stole their hats, he lurched at them with eyes wide, he kissed their cheeks and smeared their faces with his white makeup. Behind him, two men in striped suits and top hats strode around on stilts, talking to members of the public, while to the side dancers traced arcs in the air with large silver tubes of aluminum foil that they wore around their torsos, like living Slinkies.
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Emily Nathan Archives
June 14, 2012
Art Basel 43
STAKING CLAIMS AT ART STATEMENTS
by Emily Nathan

Oliver Laric, Karthnik Pandian, Rokni Haerizadeh, Aurelien Froment, Zin Taylor, Amalia Pica and more at Art Basel 43.
June 14, 2012
Documenta 13
SETH PRICE & TIM HAMILTON: ONE FOR THE MONEY
by Emily Nathan

New York artist Seth Price and clothing designer Tim Hamilton collaborate on a fashion line for Documenta 13.
June 13, 2012
Rachel Harrison
UNMASKING THE MUSE
by Emily Nathan

A new exhibition of sculptures by Rachel Harrison explores the unseen forces behind every work of art.
June 12, 2012
Documenta 13
LIVING ARTWORKS
by Emily Nathan

The 13th edition of the once-every-five-years super-art-survey in Kassel, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, takes a page from the book of life.
June 8, 2012
Documenta 13
KABUL IN KASSEL, KASSEL IN KABUL
by Emily Nathan

Leading up to Documenta 13, artistic director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev held two years of lectures and workshops in Afghanistan.
June 4, 2012
Contemporary Art Books
ART AND MONEY; MONEY AND ART
by Emily Nathan

According to author Martha Buskirk in "Creative Enterprise," art has always been a "bauble of the rich," now more so than ever before.
May 24, 2012
Public Art
GIANT CATSUP BOTTLE INVADES CITY HALL PARK
by Emily Nathan
Mayor Bloomberg, channeling Red Buttons, introduces the Public Art Fund's new "Common Ground" exhibition at City Hall Park.
May 14, 2012
NYC Gallery Shows
THE NEW YORK LIST, 5/14/2012
by Emily Nathan
Francesco Clemente, Alice Neel, Jutta Koether, Gary Hume, Dana Schutz.
May 11, 2012
Philadelphia Museum of Art
ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA
by Emily Nathan
Sol LeWitt, "Gauguin, Cezanne, Matisse," Winslow Homer, Duchamp's Large Glass and more at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
May 7, 2012
ArtnetTV
LIZ MAGIC LASER:
THE DIGITAL FACE

by Emily Nathan
Liz Magic Laser's The Digital Face at the McKittrick Hotel for the Calder Foundation's "Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap," May 5, 2012.
May 4, 2012
Frieze Projects 2012
STEP OUTSIDE
by Emily Nathan
The eight artist commissions for this year's Frieze Projects, curated by Cecilia Alemani, stand out amidst an otherwise business-as-usual art fair.
May 3, 2012
Cultural Olympiad 2012
ART AT THE HEART OF THE GAME
by Emily Nathan
The first-ever Cultural Olympiad, held in conjunction with London's 2012 Olympic Games, brings 12,000 cultural events by 25,000 international artists to the U.K.
Apr. 27, 2012
NYC Gallery Shows
THE NEW YORK LIST, 4/27/2012
by Emily Nathan
New gallery exhibitions in New York of works by Ernesto Neto, Tony Matelli, Audrey Flack, John Beech and Lorraine O’Grady.
Apr. 26, 2012
AI WEIWEI AT WHITE BOX
by Emily Nathan
Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei is honored at White Box, joining the action live via Skype.
Apr. 20, 2012
"Snapshot"
POST-IMPRESSIONIST PICTURE THEORY
by Emily Nathan
Elizabeth W. Easton’s “Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard” is a revelation.
Apr. 19, 2012
Brooklyn Artists Ball 2012
JUDY ON MY MIND
by Emily Nathan
The world's fiercest females, especially Judy Chicago, sparkle at the 2012 Brooklyn Artists Ball.
Apr. 12, 2012
Gallery Shows L.A.
THE LOS ANGELES LIST, 4/12/2012
by Emily Nathan
From a trip to L.A., reviews of Dasha Shishkin, Elizabeth Peyton, Jonas Wood, Sarah Braman, Kelly Poe Holly Coulis.
Apr. 4, 2012
Gallery Shows NYC
THE NEW YORK LIST, 4/4/2012
by Emily Nathan

Nari Ward, Jacqueline Humphries, Alex Bag and Patterson Beckwith, Moyra Davey, Ron Gorchov, Shannon Plumb.
Mar. 23, 2012
NYC Gallery Shows
THE NEW YORK LIST, 3/23/2012
by Emily Nathan
Henry Taylor, Hans Breder, David Lynch, Jim Shaw, Hernan Bas, Todd James, Mona Kuhn, Grayson Cox.
Mar. 15, 2012
Gerhard Richter
PAINTING, ON FILM
by Emily Nathan
The stunning Corinna Belz documentary on Gerhard Richter's painting process opens at New York's Film Forum.
Mar. 14, 2012
NYC Gallery Shows
THE NEW YORK LIST, 3/14/2012
by Emily Nathan
Jan Groover, Thomas Schütte, Ryan McNamara, Frances Stark, Roy Lichtenstein's Chinese landscapes, Virgins at Family Business gallery, more.
Mar. 9, 2012
SCOPE NY 2012
FOOTLOOSE AND
FANCY-FREE

by Emily Nathan
The small, vibrant art fair sets up shop across from the Armory, offering viewers a campy feast for their tired eyes.
Mar. 2, 2012
Savannah Dispatch
KALUP LINZY'S NEW ACT
by Emily Nathan
The performance artist debuts his newest character, Kaye -- the male protagonist of his forthcoming feature film -- at SCAD in Georgia.
Feb. 29, 2012
Whitney Biennial 2012
RISKY SITUATIONS
by Emily Nathan
The Whitney Museum of American Art unveils its signature show, the Whitney Biennial, Mar. 1-May 27, 2012..
Feb. 27, 2011
Savannah Dispatch
THE FRED WILSON TREATMENT
by Emily Nathan
In advance of his upcoming exhibition at New York's Pace Gallery next month, artist Fred Wilson intervenes at the Savannah College of Art and Design's newly renovated museum.
Feb. 24, 2012
Adel Abdessemed
STRIKE LIKE A BUTCHER, WITHOUT HATE
by Emily Nathan
The Algerian-born, Paris-based artist Adel Abdessemed debuts a striking new body of work at David Zwirner gallery.
Feb. 10, 2012
NYC Gallery Shows
THE NEW YORK LIST, 2/10/2012
by Emily Nathan
Jon Kessler, Alec Soth, Kay Rosen, Anne Truitt, Terry Winters, Willie Doherty, Mary Corse and Zimoun.
Feb. 9, 2012
Tony Oursler
THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVING CAMERA
by Emily Nathan
Tony Oursler screens his single-channel videos at Electronic Arts Intermix.
Jan. 27, 2012
Jordan Wolfson's Video
THE SEMITE, SMITTEN
by Emily Nathan

The young artist's new CGI animated video, featuring a schizoid character unofficially called "The Jew," goes on view at uptown hotspot Alex Zachary Peter Currie.
Jan. 19, 2012
Gallery Shows NYC
THE NEW YORK LIST 1/19/2012
by Emily Nathan

Damien Hirst, Shirin Neshat, Doug Wheeler, Rashid Johnson, Weegee, Mat Collishaw, Matt Hoyt, Bill Jensen, Taylor Mead.
Jan. 9, 2012
Gallery Shows NYC
THE NEW YORK LIST 1/9/2012
by Emily Nathan

"Corporations," Bertien van Nanen, James Nares, Hassan Sharif, Michael Snow, Margaret Evangeline, Thomas Woodruff, "Diggers," On Kawara, Joel Sternfeld, Ai Weiwei.
Dec. 19, 2011
Gallery Shows NYC
THE NEW YORK LIST 12/19/11
by Emily Nathan

For the die-hards, a few exhibitions to see before the New Year -- and after, in the first weeks of 2012
Dec. 8, 2011
Claire Fontaine
THE DANGER OF LIAISON
by Emily Nathan

The Paris-based "collective artist" explores the notion of collaboration in a multi-media exhibition at Chelsea's Metro Pictures.
Nov. 16, 2011
Performa '11
POOR PLAYERS TO THE STAGE
by Emily Nathan

The fourth edition of RoseLee Goldberg's international performance art biennial brings even more theater to NYC -- and prompts questions about what exactly performance art should do.
Nov. 7, 2011
Swoon
SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS
by Emily Nathan

Swoon's ramshackle musical village of experimental instruments opens in New Orleans, with a program of live performances scheduled through December.
Nov. 3, 2011
Prospect.2 New Orleans
BEATING HEART BIENNIAL
by Emily Nathan

The Prospect.2 New Orleans biennial, overseen by curator Dan Cameron, brings 27 artists to 16 venues in the Big Easy.
Oct. 31, 2011
Jake and Dinos Chapman
SHOCK AND AWE
by Emily Nathan

Utopia and fascism -- YBa Jake Chapman in conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal at the 92nd Street Y.
Oct. 19, 2011
Art Market Watch
FRIEZE WEEK CONTEMPORARY AUCTIONS
by Emily Nathan

A $16.5 million Gerhard Richter, a $5 million Lucian Freud, a $5 million Alberto Burri and more at Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips de Pury in London.
Oct. 6, 2011
Lisa Yuskavage
SOMETHING LIKE SIRENS
by Emily Nathan

New works by the preeminent painter of strange, sexy female nudes go on view at David Zwirner Gallery.
Sept. 23, 2011
Ida Ekblad
ARCANE ABSTRACTIONS
by Emily Nathan

Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad's exhibition of new paintings and sculptures at Greene Naftali Gallery.
Sept. 14, 2011
An interview with Eve Sussman
FILMING THE INVISIBLE
by Emily Nathan

On the eve of her opening at Cristin Tierney Gallery in Chelsea, Eve Sussman sits down with Artnet to discuss her new epic film.
Sept. 9, 2011
Artists for Haiti
ZWIRNER GALLERY RAISES FUNDS FOR HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
by Emily Nathan

A benefit auction of artist-donated artworks goes on the block at Christie's to aid reconstruction in Haiti.
Sept. 2, 2011
John Chamberlain
A VISIT TO THE STUDIO
by Emily Nathan

A visit to the Shelter Island studio of 84-year-old sculpture maestro John Chamberlain.
Aug. 25, 2011
Graffiti Art
ESTRIA GRAFFITI BATTLE IN LOS ANGELES
by Emily Nathan

An eyewitness report from the fifth annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle in downtown Los Angeles.
Aug. 2, 2011
NADA Hudson
NOTHING FOR SOMETHING
by Emily Nathan

A trip upstate to Hudson, N.Y., for NADA's newest art fair leaves a weary traveler underwhelmed, despite seeing some interesting art.
July 28, 2011
New Art
GALLERY RAMBLE
by Emily Nathan

"Powhida" at Marlborough Chelsea, "Fucknails" at Daniel Reich, "Third Order" at Charles Bank, "Shakedown" at Dodge, "Of Memory and Time" at Hendershot, and Tracey Emin at Lehmann Maupin.
July 20, 2011
Artist Interview
STRANGE DAYS: AN INTERVIEW WITH CIPRIAN MUREŞAN
by Emily Nathan

In his first New York solo show, iconoclastic Romanian artist Ciprian Muresan offers a fresh, ironic vision of life in the post-Soviet East.
July 11, 2011
Lee Ufan
MILD MAJESTY
by Emily Nathan

A pioneer of East Asian minimalism brings quiet meditations on material to the Guggenheim Museum.
June 22, 2011
Bushwick Art Scene
FOR LOVE OF THE GAME
by Emily Nathan

Bushwick’s eight leading galleries support the neighborhood's burgeoning community of New York's hottest new artists.
June 8, 2011
Bushwick Open Studios
BROOKLYN LOCAL
by Emily Nathan
More than 390 art events at over 130 venues in Bushwick, Brooklyn -- the hippest art neighborhood in New York.
May 26, 2011
Gustav Metzger
THE PAST IS PRESENT
by Emily Nathan

The New Museum gives radical British artist Gustav Metzger his first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum.
May 17, 2011
An Interview with
Ashley Bickerton
EDEN'S ANTI-HERO
by Emily Nathan

A probing conversation with the Bali-based artist Ashley Bickerton, in town for his new exhibition at Lehmann Maupin.
Apr. 29, 2011
David Salle
DON'T UNDERSTAND ME TOO QUICKLY
by Emily Nathan

An interview with painter David Salle on the eve of his new exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea.
Apr. 15, 2011
Omer Fast
THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN
by Emily Nathan

Omer Fast's Godville in "Found in Translation" at the Guggenheim.
Apr. 3, 2011
Larry Gagosian
NOT FOR THE WEAK OF ART
by Emily Nathan

Wall Street Journal ace reporter Kelly Crow profiles the fearsome superdealer Larry Gagosian.
Mar. 30, 2011
The Andy Monument:
WARHOL AND PRUITT, TOGETHER AT LAST
by Emily Nathan

Rob Pruitt unveils his first public sculpture -- Andy Warhol, a vision in chrome -- at 33 Union Square West.
Mar. 24, 2011
Sonia Delaunay:
REAPING WHAT SHE SEWS
by Emily Nathan

Colorist Sonia Delaunay shows her spots -- and her checks and zigzags -- in an exhibition of textiles at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
Mar. 11, 2011
Video Art Fair:
MOVE IT OR LOSE IT
by Emily Nathan

A report from Chelsea dealer Ed Winkleman's Moving Image Art Fair of Contemporary Video Art.
Mar. 4, 2011
Art Market Report:
ADRIFT AT THE ART SUMMIT
by Emily Nathan

On the occasion of the ADAA Art Show, art dealers and auction houses slug it out over the art market.
Feb. 16, 2011
VALENTINE FOLLY
by Emily Nathan

In which our heroine tries to buy a date from a vending machine.
Feb. 15, 2011
BROOKLYN LOCAL
by Emily Nathan

An exhibition of contemporary film and video illuminates St. Cecila's Gallery -- the Greenpoint convent turned bustling Brooklyn art space.
Feb. 11, 2011
Lynda Benglis: TOP FORM
by Emily Nathan

The New Museum presents a long-overdue survey of works by the pioneering feminist sculptor Lynda Benglis.
Jan. 24, 2011
BROOKLYN LOCAL
by Emily Nathan

A whirlwind tour of Brooklyn gallery exhibitions during January 2011.
Jan. 21, 2011
NOSHING WITH KNOWLES
by Emily Nathan

Alison Knowles performs her Identical Lunch at the Museum of Modern Art.
Dec. 21, 2010
MYTH AND DREAM
by Emily Nathan

The past and present merge in Sergei Isupov's porcelain sculptures.



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