Author Archives: Harry J Weil (Past Contributor)

Eva Hesse Lecture

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“Eva Hesse: Abstract Expressionist” a Lecture by Kirsten Swenson at the Brooklyn Museum on November 19 2-4PM

Kirsten Swenson, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will discuss artist Eva Hesse and her spectre painting series, currently on view in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Swenson’s lecture will consider Hesse’s identification with Abstract Expressionism, the revival of figurative art in the1960s … Continue reading »

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Ethical considerations in project art practices

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Laurel George and Ben Kinmont will present “Ethical considerations in project art practices” on November 18, 6:30 PM @ Performa Hub (223 Mott Street)

This discussion will consider the interaction-based art conducted outside of the institutional space – a mode of working Kinmont has practiced for over two decades. Ethical considerations in project art practices is organized in conjunction with Ben Kinmont’s exhibition Prospectus: New York, now on view at … Continue reading »

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Cultural Memory Seminar: Andreas Huyssen on Nalini Malani Monday November 21st

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Andreas Huyssen will present  “Shadow Play: Nalini Malani’s Work on Memory” on Monday November 21, 2011 6PM @ the Columbia University Faculty House.  

Nalini Malani’s work is influenced by her experiences as a refugee of the Partition of India. She places inherited iconographies and cherished cultural stereotypes under pressure. Her point of view is unwaveringly urban and internationalist, and unsparing in its condemnation of a cynical nationalism that exploits the … Continue reading »

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The Ghosts of Havana

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Book Review: Michael Eastman, Havana (Prestel: New York, 2011)

Havana is a new volume highlighting Michael Eastman’s collection of nearly a hundred photographs form over the past two decades. For American audiences the city has become a figure of the imagination as a nearly fifty-year-old embargo has imposed restrictions on travel and quelled the spread of Cuban art and culture.  As such, the city is now fetishized and the long … Continue reading »

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Opening on September 8th . . .

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Dissonance and Contemplation: Andy Denzler @ Claire Oliver (513 W 26th Street) Expanding the boundaries of abstraction and photorealism, Andy Denzlertransports the viewer to a place of personal memory. His paintings of secluded and pensive subjects invite us to enter into a private, psychological landscape, a desolate yet passionate narrative created through color, time, and mystical topologies. Employing a wet-on-wet technique, Denzler has perfected a fluid physical process that convincingly … Continue reading »

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Reflecting on Krauss

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In preparing to teach a class on video art I had my students read Rosalind Krauss’ “Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism.” The essay is a key historical text in the study of video art. When it first appeared in print in 1976, video had not gained full acceptance in the art establishment. Despite being used for over a decade at this point, scholars and curators were apprehensive to garnering this … Continue reading »

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Keep on your Radar . . .

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a group show featuring: Suzy Exposito / Molly Fair / Kim Funk / Kathleen Hanna / J. Morrison / Adee Roberson / Gabby Schulz

Curated by Kate Wadkins + Lauren Denitzio, BIG MOUTH: contemporary voices in feminist art + illustration is a platform for unpopular visual opinions. Feminist movements have historically grown out of interventions within radical communities in the face of silence, anger, and often, violence. Still, these conflicts … Continue reading »

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