Author Archives: Lynn Maliszewski, Contributor-at-Large

About Lynn Maliszewski, Contributor-at-Large

Lynn Maliszewski is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She curated and composed work for ArtWrit, BOMB Magazine, HAHA Magazine, Hyperallergic, LatinLover, Modern Painters, No.3, Whitehot Magazine, and Whitewall. She is currently the Contributor-at-Large for ON-VERGE, an arts journalism blog sponsored by CUE Art Foundation, until 2013. She hosts her own blog, Contemporaneous Extension, as a compendium of aesthetic interests, archived exhibitions and artists, and uncensored inferences. She has contributed editorially to the College Art Association, the Bushwick Film Festival, Like the Spice Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art.

One Week Only — ‘Residual Images’ in the East Village

Image courtesy of Michael Redpath

 

Image courtesy of Michael Redpath

“On the afternoon of September 11th 2001, Michael Redpath, a FDNY firefighter with Ladder 169 in Brighton Beach, was dispatched to the ruins of the World Trade Center. ‘The first thing that struck me was the silence,’ said Redpath. ‘Everything was covered with this ash. Everything was white. It was almost like a silent black and white movie.’ Starting just hours after the collapse … Continue reading »

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#NerdAlert — Lectures

Horace Vernet , Bertel Thorvaldsen with the Bust of Horace Vernet, 1833, oil on canvas, 38 x 29 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

Horace Vernet , Bertel Thorvaldsen with the Bust of Horace Vernet, 1833, oil on canvas, 38 x 29 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

 

Kathleen MacQueen, presented by the SVA MFA Fine Arts Department. Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 23, 7:00pm (136 West 21st Street, Room 418F)

A few preoccupations of note:

Photojournalism and the representation of suffering.

Presentation of artworks within … Continue reading »

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New Eyes For New Spaces at ISCP

New Eyes for New Spaces, installation 2013, courtesy of of the International Studio and Curatorial Program.

A conversation with curators Jess Wilcox and Francesca Sonara

New Eyes for New Spaces, installation 2013, courtesy of of the International Studio and Curatorial Program.

New Eyes For New Spaces, an exhibition curated by recent CCS Bard alumnae Jess Wilcox and Francesca Sonara, is a timely dialogue between five artists whose works investigate abstract and fragmented representations of place in the age of digital technologies. … Continue reading »

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“Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures” at PACE Gallery

Roden Crater at sunset

by Mary L. Coyne

Roden Crater (Sunset), © James Turrell, courtesy Pace Gallery

There is an assumption that unmediated experience, even one that is purely perceptual, is an impossibility—the unexplained is almost always preceded by a disclaimer or an exposé; a significant event is heralded by previews and preparations. Explorations of an anticipated future experience are displayed in Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures, which closed April 20th at Pace. The … Continue reading »

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Symmetry as Death in Brutalist Architecture

Marcel Breuer's Cleveland Trust Tower in downtown Cleveland, Ohio (Coutresy Wiki Commons)

by Pac Pobric

Marcel Breuer’s Cleveland Trust Tower in downtown Cleveland, Ohio (Coutresy Wiki Commons)

“It is more important to fail spectacularly than to achieve mediocrity.” Allison and Peter Smithson, 1954

 

It’s easy to give a sociological reading of Brutalist architecture as inhuman or cold because that’s largely the consensus. This kind of sociology doesn’t look at form closely enough, if at all. What’s harder than agreeing with it … Continue reading »

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The Crux: Conversation with Max Razdow (Part II)

Max Razdow, Face 9, 2011. Pen, ink, xerox transfer on paper,9 x 7 inches,

Part I of this conversation can be found here.

Max Razdow is a practicing artist based in NYC.

Max Razdow, Face 9, 2011. Pen, ink, xerox transfer on paper,9 x 7 inches

LM: The symbols you work through function in a similar way, often recurring in a number of drawings in the series with slightly varied connotations. Are there any symbols you feel particularly strongly about? … Continue reading »

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The Crux: A Conversation with Max Razdow (Part I)

Max Razdow, Crystal 2, 2009, pen, ink, xerox transfer on paper. 9″ x 7 inches.

Max Razdow, Crystal 2, 2009. Pen, ink, xerox transfer on paper. 9 x 7 inches.

Lynn Maliszewski: To catch everyone up, you were recently included in a group show at Freight + Volume called What’s the Story?, which considered how one might relay their own particular truth through images. The Nebula Series, a recently completed body of pen and ink drawings, was on display for the very first time. The … Continue reading »

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