Modern Painters Magazine
Richard Parry, Modern Painters
Curiosity, as Brian Dillon notes in his introductory essay to the exhibition of the same title, has oscillated between sin and virtue across the years. Francis Bacon, writing in the 16th century, railed against the portrayal of curiosity by church authorities...
Jeremy Deller’s nomination to represent Britain at the 55th Venice Biennale didn’t come as a surprise. The 2004 Turner Prize winner has been a dominant figure on the British art scene for almost a decade, and his first retrospective, “Jeremy Deller: Joy in...
Emily Ellis Fox, Modern Painters
Inside a nondescript building in L.A.’s Chinatown, Liz Glynn apologizes for her studio being too clean. She prefers to work in a certain amount of disarray, but an acquisitions committee recently paid a visit, prompting the artist to tidy up the usual mess....
Keren Cytter just wanted to give some prisoners clay and let them sculpt things they coveted. Then she was going to take those miniature artworks and display them “in two big pyramids,” in a church in the town of Mechelen, Belgium, as part of this year’s...
Berlin-based artist duo Awst & Walther are just the sort of interdisciplinary operators who can make critical mouths salivate. Their heady studio practice puts out minimalist sculptures of a time-based variety and process-oriented paintings that reference...
Haruki Murakami’s latest best-seller, 1Q84, opens with the protagonist, Aomame, listening to Leoš Janácek’s Sinfonietta in a taxi on Tokyo’s Metropolitan Expressway. She’s late and the car is stuck in an epic traffic jam. Out of the blue, the driver suggests...
Long a hero to street artists, McGee has found acceptance from the mainstream art world, exhibiting at Ratio 3, in San Francisco, and Modern Art, in London, among other galleries. The artist who used to tag as Twist has two high-profile shows this spring: a...
Jenny Jaskey, Modern Painters
The Viennese modernist architect Adolf Loos often described his buildings’ exteriors the way he thought of fashion. “In its external appearance, a house can only have changed as much as a dinner jacket…[it] has to look inconspicuous,” he wrote in his 1914...
David Everitt Howe, Modern Painters
In 1993 seven Cooper Union undergraduates, all members of the collective Art Club 2000, applied to work at Gap, with no success. So, lacking the benefit of employee access to company wares, they were forced to ingloriously Dumpster dive behind the company’s...
There is something humorous—and, dare I say, Lebowski-esque—about the handful of faded Persian rugs strewn haphazardly over wide swaths of Daniel Richter’s West Berlin studio floor. This is an odd choice for what is by nature a messy, decidedly workaday...
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