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documenta 14: The emotional thump

Contributed by Loren Britton / Banu Cenneto?lu‘s work in documenta 14 BEINGSAFEISSCARY�cleverly rearranges and edits the building text from the Kassel Fridericianum�s fa�ade into a statement that clairvoyantly points to the propositions and challenges of documenta 14. What are the stakes of “safety” when it comes to organizing in Germany […]


Jobs, jobs, jobs

Here are a few job listings, many of which are from Academic Keys, a website that specializes in academic�employment. The keyword on this search was��painting.� If your institution is looking for art faculty, please leave a info and a link in the Comments section. Other places academic�job hunters might want […]


EMAIL: Jenny Zoe Casey on the closing of MAPP

Dear Sharon, This summer, after 23 years, MAPP International Productions�closed its doors.�The same week it closed,�the New York Times noted a trend in small and mid-sized gallery closures, and for me, this concordance raises a specter of diminishing opportunities. I followed MAPP�s projects for years, and I�feel a terrible sense […]

Studio Visit

Painter partners: Gary Stephan and Suzanne Joelson

Contributed by Sharon Butler / For nearly 40 years, painters Gary Stephan and Suzanne Joelson have spent summers in an old farmhouse located in a small town just south of the Catskills. They met in the late 1980s during one of Stephan�s openings at Mary Boone and have been together ever since. Joelson�s studio […]


Art and film: Kogonada and Modernism in �Columbus”

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Columbus is a serenely penetrating postmodern film, acted with realistic understatement and set in the eponymous city in Indiana � coincidentally if perhaps ironically, Mike Pence�s home town. Directed by the young South Korean filmmaker Kogonada (remarkably, it�s his first feature), the movie involves the […]


Images: Elizabeth Gilfilen

After a period exploring the notion of restraint–paring down her palette�and limiting the number of marks–Elizabeth Gilfilen�has returned to epic struggle. In her pulsating new large-scale canvases, Gilfilen�pits clashing colors against one another in snaking layers and agitated line, filling once pristine areas with murky, mark-cancelling clots of paint. She […]

Matthew Cole

Selections: Trestle’s big show of small works

Contributed by Sharon Butler / This year Trestle Gallery�s summer group show, �Small Work,� was curated by Bill Carroll, a painter and the director at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program. Selecting work for this kind of show, defined not by theme but simply by size, is always […]