SARAH AND JOSEPH BELKNAP TRANSLATE THE SOLAR SYSTEM FOR EARTHLINGS

12/14/2014
SARAH AND JOSEPH BELKNAP TRANSLATE THE SOLAR SYSTEM FOR EARTHLINGS
Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, Exoplanet Skin (1), 2014 and Deflated Moon Skin (1), 2014; Photo courtesy of the artists and MCA Chicago.
The following article was originally published by Artslant on December 18, 2014. The ways by which men arrive at knowledge of the celestial things are hardly less wonderful than the nature of these things themselves. —Johannes Kepler Walking down Franklin Boulevard in Chicago’s Garfield Park, an otherwise nondescript bungalow stands out because of the strange, multicolored rock jutting out of its front yard; this object—like a meteor from a sci-fi B movie—hovers over... +

Anastasia Samoylova: On Facebook Everyone Is On Holiday

12/06/2014
Anastasia Samoylova: On Facebook Everyone Is On Holiday
Anastasia Samoylova: On Facebook Everyone Is On Holiday

The following article was originally published by Artslant on December 4, 2014.

Anastasia Samoylova does not go out into summer fields when she begins a new work of landscape photography. She goes online, haunting public domain photosites for images of picturesque landscapes: sunsets, waterfalls, forests, oceans, and flowers. Despite the seductive vistas each calendar image portrays, they are so common they become redundant. “I’m almost monumentalizing them in... +

Who is Responsible for the American Dream? : Josef Strau at the Renaissance Society

10/17/2014
Who is Responsible for the American Dream? : Josef Strau at the Renaissance Society
Josef Strau, The New World, Application for Turtle Island, Installation view, 2014. Courtesy the artist; House of Gaga, Mexico City; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; and the Renaissance Society, Chicago; Photo: Tom Van Eynde.
The following article was originally published by Artslant on October 17, 2014. I had a dream a couple years ago in which a new, previously unknown continent was discovered on Earth. The knowledge entered my consciousness first like the ambient news of a radio dispatch. It was an impersonal knowledge, born through the slippery medium of dream space, the source of the transmission overlooked as my dream self wondered instead about the profound consequence such a discovery might have on the... +

Enduring Materials – Perorma: Rashid Johnson’s Dutchman at Red Square Baths

09/21/2014
Enduring Materials – Perorma: Rashid Johnson’s Dutchman at Red Square Baths
The following article was originally published by Artslant on September 21, 2014. “And we’ll pretend that people cannot see you. That is, the citizens. And that you are free of your own history. And I am free of my history. We’ll pretend that we are both anonymous beauties smashing along through the city’s entrails [She yells as loud as she can] GROOVE!" —  Amiri Baraka, Dutchman, 1964. We gathered in the lobby of a recently renovated bathhouse at 1914 W Division... +