Parent and Parroting | Nancy Lupo

Each year retail displays are readied in preparation for the gestation and labor of the catch-all holiday season before floating into a colorless postnatal celebration of mundane plenty. Capitalism’s sympathetic pregnancy makes for a cold and lifeless pas de deux, at times humorously inseparable from the vitality of social milestones. In Parent and Parroting, Nancy Lupo continues with a series of interventions into commercial products and industrialized food. Her interferences often reveal or reconfigure the… [read more »]

Eckhaus Latta | A/W 2016 @ PS1

For Autumn / Winter 2016 Eckhaus Latta produced their most mature collection to date and did so without diluting many of their signature motifs, their close ties to the art world, and their resistance to stereotypes such as notions of an ideal body, rigid gender, race, or the fetishization of youth. Taking place within the VW Dome in the courtyard of PS1 MoMA rather than the more traditional venues of New York Fashion Week, Eckhaus… [read more »]

Asdzą́ą́ Nádleehé | Curated by Timur Si-Qin at Andrea Rosen Gallery

Organized by Timur Si-Qin at Andrea Rosen Gallery, the group exhibition Asdzą́ą́ Nádleehé (Changing Woman) is an ambitious display of varying capabilities of artistic production. In the world Si-Qin constructs, the artist is not only a regenerative creative force like the mythic namesake of the exhibition, a central figure within Navajo mythology who grows old each winter and is young again come spring, but also an architect looking at extant forms of culture in order… [read more »]

Pakui Hardware | Shapeshifter, Heartbreaker

With their installation Shapeshifter, Heartbreaker at Jenifer Nails in Frankfurt, the collaborative duo Pakui Hardware (Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda) closed out a big year that included the solo exhibition, The Metaphysics of the Runner, at 321 Gallery, in Brooklyn, New York, and the Iaspis residency, in Malmö, Sweden. Last month Černiauskaitė, a graduate from Bard’s Center for Curatorial Studies, and artist Ugnius Gelguda delivered a performance lecture at the Moderna Museet where topics ranged… [read more »]

Artie Vierkant |  A Model Release

Artie Vierkant’s show, A Model Release, at UntItled consists of four new pieces from two distinct bodies of work. Executed through processes that affect a wide spectrum of the population, the works on view are accessible to both the intellectually and visually curious alike. While Detachable storage rack for metallic structure and Air filter and method of constructing the same add to the series Exploits made within the constraints of several patents licensed by the… [read more »]

Dena Yago | Art in the Anthropocene

Most known for her work as a founding member of the trend forecasting group K-Hole, poet and artist Dena Yago has over the past five years produced a cycle of meditations on the city and its destabilizing effects on communities and landscapes. Her work engages with the infertility of the urban sphere, and the paradoxical attraction it has over different species. In New York, ducks no longer migrate south for the winter, making Central Park… [read more »]

BRAD TROEMEL ⎮ LIVE/WORK  TOMORROW GALLERY  

Tomorrow Gallery’s sophomore exhibition LIVE/WORK features a breakthrough presentation by the artist Brad Troemel, known widely for the tumbler-based group The Jogging, co-founded with Lauren Christiansen in 2009. Tomorrow’s director Tara Downs, formerly of Tanya Leighton Gallery in Berlin, through a combination of courage and grace has become an artists’ gallerist sine qua non, respected for her commitment to emerging practices and projects less likely to find support in typical commercial venues. Troemel, who has produced several… [read more »]

Bill Jenkins | Light Therapy

Has the slow start to an overcast spring left the cobwebs of winter blues lingering? If so, visit Bill Jenkins’ second solo exhibition for a little light therapy. Just opened at Laurel Gitlen, one of several galleries on Manhattan’s Lower East Side known for spotting artists with both institutional and commercial relevance, Jenkins’ repurposes traditional ‘white box’ resources, light, open space, and electricity, to create a perceptually unstable architecture. From the large storefront windows and… [read more »]

Liz Magic Laser | Absolute Event

DIS Magazine sat down with artist and rising star Liz Magic Laser on the set of her recent performance and installation, Absolute Event, at Paula Cooper Gallery to discuss everything from the aesthetics of power, to the perils of audience participation, why Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac has never been more relevant, and what focus groups have in common with disco. Laser, who deftly combines live performance with video projections edited in real… [read more »]