Non-Fiction

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... +

“Division of Labor”: Glass Curtain Gallery

11/26/2014

The following review appeared in Artforum in November, 2014.

Despite America’s espoused celebration of family values, the boundary between professional and family life is generally strict, especially within artistic occupations for which “motherhood in particular is often seen as the endpoint of a serious career.” So begins the curatorial premise stated in the catalogue of Glass... +