Non-Fiction

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,… +

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… +

The Undead Tree of Charles Ray

Charles Ray, “Hinoki,” 2007. © 2007 Charles Ray. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

The following essay was originally published by Art21 in 2012. Charles Ray’s massive reproduction of a fallen redwood tree, Hinoki, fills one room in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. The room it occupies was built around the work. At 2,100 pounds and 38 feet… +