“In Pursuit: Art on Dating,” a new group exhibition at Soho’s small but curatorially interesting ISE Cultural Foundation tackles dating in the 21st century (i.e. MySpace, Facebook, JDate, eHarmony, random encounters on the subway, I Love New York, etc.).
If you joined the jet set down in Miami last week, you might have seen these towels floating around Art Basel (they were the official towels at Balazs's posh Raleigh Hotel, meaning guests likely scored on the stolen-amenities front), but if you, like us, were stuck here in the ambiguously seasonal weather, amid sinus-infected friends and co-workers, fear not: They're available online for a pretty reasonable $50.
In Two Flags, Israeli artist Rona Yefman reimagines conflict in the Middle East as a Capture the Flag–like game. We'd imagine whoever is standing at the bottom of this stairwell is, well, totally screwed.
Britney, be warned. Iona Rozeal Brown’s Weave Attack may, on an aesthetic level, harken back to classic Japanese prints and Pam Grier circa Foxy Brown, but our Afro-ed heroine seems to be slowly overpowered by the strands of synthetic hair around her.
We like to think of Nicolai Howalt and Trine Søndergaard’s The Valley Beat I (Remise dalen I) as The Mist II, where (in an ironic twist!) these Danish hunters (surreally photographed prowling the countryside by this Danish husband-and-wife team) become the hunted.
Tara Donovan is the latest contemporary artist granted tenure in the Met's Gioconda and Joseph King Gallery (past recipients include Neo Rauch and Kara Walker) to do, well, whatever she damn well pleases.
The ultimate Christmas light: Techie-slash-artist Mariko Mori’s Tom Na H-iu is a fifteen-foot meditative beast of interwoven LED lighting, hidden neatly within a gracefully minimalist — albeit phallic — glass capsule.
Think of Kenneth Knowlton and LD Harmon’s Studies in Perception (an Olympia-esque nude pictured via computer-generated symbols as determined by halftone densities) as an early take on those labor-intensive typographic pictures shared circa 1998 in creepy AOL chat rooms.
On September 23, 2006, Chinese performance artist He Yunchang scooped up a rock in the British town of Boulmer and walked (and walked, and walked ) counterclockwise around the country until he could return said rock to the very same spot