Sculpture

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 10, December

Atlanta
Simone LeighAtlanta Contemporary Art CenterSimone Leigh, who was born In jamaica and now lives In New York, Investigates race and Identity through ceramics, sculpture, and video. Her recent exhibition, "Gone South," marked her first attempt to explore...
Competition in Common: Art around New York
The gallery scene in New York, like the large metropolitan entity itself, consists of many diverse neighborhoods, each with its own constituents and concerns. Competitive but not cohesive, the NewYorkart world remains a relatively small, even hermetic...
Fragmented Histories: Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz
Edward Kienholz once declared, "I can see the results of ideas in what is thrown away by a culture." A compulsive bricoleur, he found most of his materials in thriftshops, dumps, and garbage cans and used them in ways that retained their original identity....
From the Executive Director
As I write this in early October, I have just returned from New Orleans, where we held our 24th International Sculpture Conference. This was a return visit for me and the third time that the city played host to the ISC. It was an Incredible event, and...
Illuminating Illusions
Jan Garden Castro: Your work combines architectural forms, optical illusions, language, and light. How did these elements interact in "This Land is Your Land," your show at Madison Square Park?Iván Navarro: Architecture was the first problem that I approached...
Isc: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND EVENTS
ISC BOARD OF TRUSTEES NEWSMany ISC Board Trustees are doing great work. Here are some details about their recent activities.Chakaia BookerBooker has had numerous exhibitions over the last year, Including "The Sentinels," Garment Dis- trict Alliance,...
Little Seeds of Ideas
Ina Cole: In the 1960s, the dominant approach to sculpture was formalist, rejecting emotion and narrative. Why did you introduce allegorical characteristics into your work?Bill Woodrow: I'm like a child-if I get a hint that I'm not supposed to do something,...
London
"The Human Factor"The Hayward GalleryThe problem with group shows is that the curator is powerfully present, and when a show attempts a survey or argument, it is hard not to be distracted by potential omissions or possible flaws. "The Human Factor" fell...
Lorne, Australia
Elizabeth Presa2014 Lome Sculpture BiennaleIn Elizabeth Presa's Installations, active beehives function as small architectural objects that address dwelllng-ln and shelter. Her deeply process-oriented practice eguates materials with political and spiritual...
Los Angeles
Gabriel KuriRegen ProjectsGabriel Kurds work, though pro- foundly abstract, forges a relation- ship between the materiality of an object and the associative proper- ties it embodies. His tightly com- pact sculptures are saturated with a pointed set of...
Miami
Miami Art Fairs 2013With so many fairs and biennials all over the world, the inevitable question arises: "Why bother?" But the 2013 Miami spectacle proved that it's still possible to have meaningful encounters with art in a restricted space and time...
New York
Anona Maria MaiolinoHauser & WirthAnna Maria Maiolino's work stands out for its elegant aesthetic and gutsy use of homespun processes and materials. Born in Calabria, Italy, Maiolino grew up in Venezuela and Brazil. She and her husband Rubens Gerchman...
North Adams, Massachusetts
Guillaume LeblonMASS M°CAOn the floor was a carpet of beige linen Intentionally laid down by the artist so that visitors would leave scuff marks to record their presence. Evidence and lingering traces of the past were among the persistent themes of "Under...
Playing with Perception
Kim Carpenter: You've mentioned that you're colorblind. Does this influence how you create your sculptures?Daniel Arsham: My work is not necessarily dependent on or related to my colorblindness. Often when I'm looking at materials, I'm selecting them...
Robert Hudson: Sculpture Builder
In a studio piled with industrial scrap, busted-up cast iron plumbing fixtures, fragments of architectural decoration, and kitsch, Robert Hudson builds semi- abstract metal sculptures. He begins without drawings or models, makes a base, welds a support...
Site Santa Fe
Santa FeSITElines.2014: Unsettled LandscapesThrough january 11, 2015"Unsettled Landscapes"-the first installment of SITELines, the newly re-politicized incarnation of Site Santa Fe's signature biennial-marks a continuing commitment to com- munity and...
The Meat of Sculpture: Paul Thek
One can know quite a bit about American art after 1960 while knowing little or nothing about the work of Paul Thek. Indeed, one can visit many museums with important holdings in modern and contemporary art without chancing upon Thek's work, and one can...
Victoria and Albert Museum
LondonDisobedient ObjectsThrough February l, 2015Can art play a significant role in protest strategies? From the Suf- fragettes to The Yes Men, many politically engaged artists would say yes; most critics, however, would use another word to describe...
Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Not a Typical Experience
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), like Tate Britain, displays sterling examples of English sculpture. But visitors to YSP also get a bonus: the chance to spend hours on end in an 18th-century landscape. The majestic hills, verdant lawns, radiant flower...
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