Katya Grokhovsky: Bodies as Political Forms

Katya Grokhovsky is an artist, curator, and educator, born in the Ukraine, raised in Australia, and currently practicing in New York. Her interdisciplinary practice spans many mediums, combining painting, drawing, performance, collage, installation, text, and video in an exploration of the body in personal and Read More …

Hope Is the Greatest Whore: Irena Haiduk at Art Basel

“I intended this transaction to be about class awareness, the meanings of weight, and the corruption of mind and teeth via books and candy.” —Irena Haiduk I bought into Irena Haiduk’s candy store critique of political ideology, quite literally. Her booth, which allowed fair-goers to Read More …

Confronting Mortality: Shelby O’Brien’s Abject Memorials

“Naming suffering, exalting it, dissecting it into its smallest components—that is doubtless a way to curb mourning.”  —Julia Kristeva, Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia Shelby O’Brien acknowledges the horrors of the human body in abject memorials, crafted using human blood in traditionally domestic material processes Read More …

Bodies and Things: Shana Moulton’s Universe

“The body presents the paradox of contained and container at once…our attention is continually focused upon the boundaries or limits of the body…” -Susan Stewart   Culling elements of her video performances from the language and aesthetics of commodified, New Age healing, Shana Moulton’s trembling Read More …

Fidencio Martinez. Maps: Transcending Navigation

“It seems it is only from the position of being out of place that we can attempt to develop new skill—perceptual and cognitive—to map the new hyperspaces wherein we have to survive…” -Miwon Kwon Two stooping figures emerge from a chaotic mass of delicately cut Read More …

Doris Salcedo. Art Does Not Give Answers

I was first exposed to Doris Salcedo’s diverse oeuvre while working toward my art history minor in college. It was during a Latin American art history course, taught by the insightful and passionate Cyriaco Lopes, where I became acquainted and enamored with the talent of Read More …