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See this now: Alfred Leslie’s “The Second Two-Panel Horizontal” (1958) in “Abstract Expressionist New York” at MoMA

Alfred Leslie, “The Second Two-Panel Horizontal” (1958)

First, here’s a bit of advice for anyone out there who thinks that yet another abstract expressionist show, especially one drawn exclusively from MoMA’s permanent collection, really can’t be very interesting.

You’re wrong.

“Abstract Expressionist New York” is not only one of the most enjoyable shows you’re […]

On the fingers of one hand: five of the best gallery shows opening this week.

Roman Signer, "Ramp" 2008

Second week of the new season and there are still great new shows opening pretty much every night of the week. This week it’s been a little bit harder to steer away from some of the obvious choices (my final pick today is more or less unavoidable – though none […]

On the fingers of one hand: the best of this week’s new gallery shows.

Phillip Toledano, "Allanah" (2008)

It’s that time of year again. Labor Day’s behind us and the city’s gallery season is about to begin. It is always an exciting moment, regardless of the economy, and it’s an excitement that seems to catch the imagination of people way beyond the usual gallery-going public. Though I shall […]

“Without the feminist movement I wouldn’t exist.” – Robert Ayers in conversation with Kiki Smith.

Kiki Smith, 2009

Many readers of A Sky filled with Shooting Stars will know that Kiki Smith is an artist for whom I have enormous regard. Back in 2006 I named her Whitney retrospective “A Gathering” as ARTINFO’s joint-best New York museum show of the year (tying it with Sean Scully at the Met) […]

On the fingers of one hand: Jewish Museum Curator Mason Klein addresses Man Ray’s “otherness”.

Man Ray, "Self-Portrait" (1924)

When I predicted the top museum shows of 2009 for ARTINFO back in January, I remember being particularly excited about this one, Alias Man Ray: The Art of ReInvention that opens at the Jewish Museum on Sunday (and runs through next March). Now that I have had a chance to […]

On the fingers of one hand: Salima Hashmi, curator of Asia Society’s “Hanging Fire” says that Pakistanis “are tired of being misrepresented by the media.”

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Salima Hashmi with Hamra Abbas's "Ride 2" (2008)

One of the more important things that museum exhibitions can do is show us things we haven’t seen before. If that causes us to realize that we’d made assumptions that were ill-founded, then all the better. One New York institution that has an excellent track record […]

“Three cheers for the unconscious!” – Robert Ayers in conversation with Malcolm Morley

Malcolm Morley, "Ring of Fire" (2009)

Many years ago, back in the early 1980s, I used to write for a little British art magazine called Artscribe. We published in black and white, scraping by from issue to issue, but we were an earnest little group who felt that our opinions […]

Personal recommendations: the Affordable Art Fair

Cornelia Hediger, "02.15.08" (2008)

I had quipped to friends before attending this year’s New York Affordable Art Fair that I doubted whether I would find anything that was coincidentally affordable and desirable. I am big enough to admit that I was wrong.

In its new accommodation at 7 […]

No one with the least interest in the art of the last 50 years should miss this – Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen at the Whitney.

Claes Oldenburg, "Giant BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich)" (1963)

I knew that declaring my exhibition of the year as early as February would come back and bite me in the ass. It is only the fact that the twin shows, “Claes Oldenburg: Early Sculpture, Drawings, and Happenings Films” and […]

On the fingers of one hand: Lisa Phillips and her curatorial team explain what’s so good about being “Younger than Jesus”.

Chu Yun, "This is XX" (2006)

When I looked forward at the beginning of the year to “The Generational: Younger than Jesus”, the New Museum’s first edition of its international triennial, I said I was hoping for “some spectacularly hit-and-miss controversy”. Now that I’ve seen the show I […]