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September 21, 2016
Seeing David Hammons
Given that the artist is such a spectral presence, how can his multifarious oeuvre be summed up in a single retrospective survey?
August 25, 2016
Letters From the September 12-19, 2016, Issue
Portrait of the artist as an old man… Yes, black lives matter… Not-so-neo-Nazism…
August 23, 2016
Thomas Struth’s Post-Internet Art
His pictures generate a perceptual confusion that might best represent where we stand with technology today.
August 17, 2016
Unable to write effectively but unable to remain silent, W.G. Sebald, like the narrator of
, is condemned to speak unsatisfactorily.
July 14, 2016
Nicole Eisenman’s Path to Genius
In the early 2000s, the painter rediscovered a strain of modernism that doesn’t aspire to purity or certainty, but rather is willing to remain, as de Kooning once put it, “wrapped in the melodrama of vulgarity.”
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June 29, 2016
Instagram and the Fantasy of Mastery
A “look” is a kind of instant style: quickly executed and dispatched, immediately understood and overcharged with incident. It is time for a new view.
June 22, 2016
15 Short Texts in Search of Hilla Becher
One of the creations of her and her husband’s artistic partnership was the seemingly perfect fusion of their visions.
June 2, 2016
Letters From the June 20-27, 2016, Issue
For if dreams die… Thinking big—by thinking small… A chance to apologize… Unfinished or incomplete?…
June 1, 2016
The Chameleon Painter
Even in his most pared-down paintings, Philip Guston was digging for something new.
May 19, 2016
Letters From the June 6-13, 2016, Issue
The article, unfinished…