You are hit first by the contrast. The clinical white of the gallery walls behind the black leather and paint draw in and repelequal and opposite forces. Within the freeing constraints of the gallery space, we are invited to explore an artistic vision of other types of freeing constraint: physical and psychological kinds, based off leather and trust and, most importantly, balance in pain and pleasure.
Loot Sweets, on view at Bridget Donahue in New York until September 25, is a heady collage of found objects, paper scraps, and nostalgia that transforms into an uneasy meditation on consumption as a performanceon the things we buy, make, and throw away as an extension of self and culture.
The selection of video art included here explores our digitally-driven moment by highlighting the fact that privacy and leisure are privileges not often extended to women, queer people, and people of color. Even though the exhibition is framed as an exploration of intimacy and technology, intimacy is not often afforded to these artists, whose emotional labor and identities are still contested within the domestic sphere.
For Of Beauty and Consolation, Ricowho is currently based in Guadalajaraexplores mortality and meaning in the modern era through large sculptural pieces that incorporate scientific motifs and found objects such as neon lights, antlers, and horseshoes.
The readymade has long been one of the art worlds most misunderstood tropes.
In LINCONNUEs exhibition, Emily Ludwig Schaffer and Françoise Grossen demonstrate an understanding of the body and its discontents through space, medium, and surface texture. Their intertwined and intergenerational discourse on women, craft, and the act of creation comes to life through their immaculate use of materials, giving the term body of work an exciting and vital new meaning.
A 2019 Whitney Biennial participant and professional choreographer, Madeline Hollander uses her impressive conceptual dance practice to analyze the ways in which humans interact within the mechanical trappings of modern society and urban landscapes.
For this MoMA exhibition, Gulliver and curator Sophie Cavoulacos bring Ginza to Manhattan, translating this vibrant installation to the museum space with intoxicating and transformative effect.
In the early 1980s, postcolonial theorist Homi Bhabha coined the term fixity to describe the motifs and symbols visual discourse has used to craft harmful stereotypes and establish the difference of minoritized communities. Usually involving references to supposed violence or sexual deviance by highlighting the physical body and its flesh, this covert language of images perpetuates prejudice against the Other. It is this visual lexicon that the Oakland-based artist Xandra Ibarra explores, parodies, and reclaims in her exhibition Forever Sidepiece, showing at Queenss Knockdown Center through October 27.
McQueens heartfelt and righteous Small Axe anthology explores the vitality of the UKs Windrush generation of immigrants from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and other Carribean nations against the backdrop of a changing Britain from the 1960s to the 80s.
David Fincher's latest, Mank, an iconoclastic biopic of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, proves that courageous, subtle, and smart filmmaking about Hollywood is still possibleand still able to expose the rot at the core of the industry.
Usama Alshaibi and Adam Sekulers omnibus film project examines filmmakers experiences in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, with some films facing the challenge head on and others through less conspicuous means.