Inverting Expectations: An Interview with Guy Ben-Ner

04/28/2013
The following interview was originally published by Artslant on April 28, 2013 Guy Ben-Ner began with an idea. He wanted to divorce a soundtrack from a film, then make a new film that accommodated the appropriated soundtrack. The idea provided a mechanism, defining the rules of a game which would yield Ben-Ner’s latest work, Soundtrack. He decided to appropriate 11 minutes of sound from Steven Spielberg’s, War of the Worlds. In Ben-Ner’s version the world is not... +

Jessica Stockholder

03/28/2013
Jessica Stockholder
Jessica Stockholder, Lift, 2013. Installation view, 1301PE.
The following article was originally published by art ltd., in March 2013. One would never suspect that Jessica Stockholder’s ivy-covered studio was originally a barn. The one-story building on the edge of the University of Chicago’s predominantly Gothic-style campus has high ceilings inside, skylights, windows and clean white walls. While it may be a far cry from those iconic red structures... +

Sorry for Being a Genius: Aida Makoto at the Mori Art Museum

02/28/2013
Sorry for Being a Genius: Aida Makoto at the Mori Art Museum
Aida Makoto, Picture of Waterfall, 2007-10, Acrylic on canvas, 439 x 272 cm.; Collection: The National Museum of Art, Osaka / Courtesy: Mizuma Art Gallery
This article was originally published by Artslant on Feb 28, 2013. "There is no more chastity in the Young-Girl than there is debauchery. The Young-Girl simply lives as a stranger to her desires, whose coherence is governed by her market-driven superego." —Tiqqun,Preliminary Materials for a Theory of a Young-Girl, 2012 Aida Makoto's retrospective exhibit, “Monument for Nothing,” is a stunning body of work, taking full advantage of its towering exhibition site. The... +

Ghost Nature

01/17/2013
Ghost Nature
Ghost Nature, Gallery 400, Chicago, 2014 (installation view).
Ghost Nature
Ghost Nature, Gallery 400, Chicago, 2014 (installation view). Left: Heidi Norton, Anaphase Mutated, 2014, glass, resin, plants, paint, wood, 61 1/2 x 52 in. Right: Akosua Adoma Owusu, Anancy, 2012, video and slides, 2:00 min.
Ghost Nature
Ghost Nature, Gallery 400, Chicago, 2014 (installation view). Left: Jenny Kendler, Camouflage V (Ultra-deflector for endangered Bird of Paradise), 2013, vintage porcelain bird, glue, paperclay, acrylic, gold leaf, 10 x 6 x 6 in. Center: Assaf Evron, Untitled, (sRGB 1996), 2012, MDF and epoxy, 32 x 35 x 18 in. Right: Carrie Gundersdorf, Four Sections of Saturn’s Rings, 2013, colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 40 x 60 in.
Ghost Nature
Ghost Nature, Gallery 400, Chicago, 2014 (installation view).
Ghost Nature
Akosua Adoma Owusu. ” Anance,” 2013, dual video projection, 1.37 min. Installation view, La Box, ENSA, 2014.
Ghost Nature
Ghost Nature, La Box, Bourges, 2014. Installation View.
Ghost Nature
Ghost Nature, La Box, Bourges, 2014. Installation View.
Ghost Nature was featured in issue 7 of the Journal for Artistic Research. La Box, ENSA, Bourges: January – April, 2014. Gallery 400, Chicago: January 17 – March 1, 2014. Artists: Sebastian Alvarez, Art Orienté objet (Marion Laval-Jeantet and Benoît Mangin), Jeremy Bolen, Irina Botea, Agnes... +