Tag: ArtForum


Gary Hume’s hospital doors

Twenty years after Gary Hume emerged onto the British art scene with his Door Paintings, Modern Art Oxford presents the first survey of the series. In ArtForum Ana Finel Honigman writes that Hume�s seemingly simple and potentially constrictive conceit (all the paintings are lifesize copies of institutional hospital doors) offers […]


Taaffe retrospective: Bending the shape of time

In ArtForum, Bob Nickas reviews Philip Taaffe’s current retrospective at the Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg in Germany. “It’s not so easy to recall that first hit, that immediate emotional and intellectual warp one felt when confronted by Philip Taaffe�s transformation of a Barnett Newman or a Bridget Riley in the mid-1980s. Maybe that�s […]


Willats’s conceptual tower drawings in Berlin

In ArtForum, Saskia Draxler recommends Stephan Willats’s show at Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin. “This exhibition consists entirely of conceptual drawings produced between 1983 and 2007. They are not project sketches for the installations and social interventions for which he has been known since the late 1960s but, rather, are […]


In Plessen’s world

“Magnus Plessen,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY. Through Jan. 12. �I have asked myself where the image is, is it in front of me or is it within me? When I�m working, I imagine building up the image from behind, stepping into the inside of the picture, turning around […]


Courting De Balincourt

“Jules de Balincourt: Unknowing Man’s Nature,” Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York, NY. Through Oct. 13. “Unknowing Man’s Nature” is one of Artcal’s top picks, and also recommended by Art Fag City. Paddy Johnson writes about de Balincourt’s paintings in Flavorpill: “Named by New York magazine as one of ten […]


Marlene Dumas receives �55,000 D�sseldorf art prize

Jennifer Allen reports in ArtForumt: “Painter Marlene Dumas has won Germany’s prestigious D�sseldorf art prize, worth �55,000 ($74,875). As the APA and DPA report, the South African artist�who has lived in the Netherlands since 1976�was chosen to show in the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1995. In addition […]


Elizabeth Murray: tributes and obituaries

In ArtForum, Linda Yablonsky reports that the “Elizabeth Murray Praise Day” at the Bowery Poetry Club, sponsored by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, “provided a blend of the poignant and the comic that threatened to bring it closer to a Saturday Night Live skit shredding avant-garde performance practice than an […]