Writing

After the Hot Mess: Philippe Parreno at the Palais de Tokyo

Philippe Parreno. Installation view of Anywhere, Anywhere, Out of the World, Palais de Tokyo, 2013. Philippe Parreno. How Can We Know the Dancer from the Dance?, 2012. Courtesy Esther Schipper Gallery. Photo: Aurélien Mole.

The following review was originally published in Art21 in June, 2014. In the first week of January, I found myself in Paris. It was raining and we had just walked down the Champs Élysées, where endless streams of vendors sold funnel cake, crêpes, spätzle,… +

Untitled: An interview with Xaviera Simmons

The following interview was originally published by Artslant on April 6, 2014. Xaviera Simmons is a New York-based artist whose practice manifests in performance, photography, sculpture, installation, sound, video and more. That dynamic interdisciplinary material is fueled by research, contemplation and feeling, three modes… +

Heather Mekkelson: The Flood that Never Came

Heather Mekkelson. “Limited Entry,” 2008. Mixed media (soaked in clay slurry, particulates added, sealed). Old Gold, Chicago, IL. Courtesy of the artist.

The following essay was originally published in Art21 in May, 2013. It was the summer of 2008. It was hot. And humid. Everything was green and/or sweating. People who didn’t sweat stood out. Their reserve both enviable and mysterious—a contrast from everything else. Refuge… +