Crafted: Objects in Flux

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Crafted: Objects in Flux was a recent exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Emily Zilber curated the show and wrote the accompanying catalogue.

Zilber is an astute art historian and has carefully chosen her words in titling this publication. The title does not denote a category of art, but references the concept behind this book.  Her approach created an opportunity for inclusion and possibilities.  Continue reading

Uncovering Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Sculpture

Yoko Ono with Apple (1966), at press preview for Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971, on view at MoMA, May 17 – September 7, 2015. Photo: Ryan Muir © Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono One Woman Show 1960-1971
New York: MoMA, 2015. 240 pages.

It is thrilling to see that Yoko Ono’s early contributions to innovative art and world peace are being recognized by MoMA’s Yoko Ono One Woman Show exhibit and catalog and frustrating to think that MoMA is celebrating its own history – by selecting Ono as other women are kept on the margins or excluded.[i] Before I sing the praises of the catalog, it is important to notice its cover – Ono posing in front of MoMA. Her upstage hand shows a two-fingered peace sign and her downstage hand holds a big brown paper shopping bag with a huge F.  Continue reading

La Consulta-Guido Ignatti Instalación

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Guido Ignatti no es un improvisado. El reciente ganador del Segundo Premio Salón Nacional Nuevos Soportes 2012, ha realizado instalaciones e intervenciones varios espacios prestigiosos de Buenos Aires: CCEBA, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, ThisIsNotAGallery y la Galería Braga Menéndez, entre otros. También su obra ha viajado por algunas importantes capitales de Europa. Continue reading

Art Dubai 2012

Art fairs struggle to find a balance between commerce and content. Surprisingly, Dubai’s superficiality became the setting for an examplary offering of attractive, thoughtful, progressive and also commercial work. As the sixth edition of Art Dubai, this year’s selection demonstrates a confident identity and graceful handling of cultural constraints and artistic investment in challenging conventions. Continue reading