Mar 23, 2020
Artblog: Of Monumental Proportions, Karyn Olivier’s Everything That’s Alive Moves
Of Monumental Proportions, Karyn Olivier’s Everything That’s Alive Moves By Alex Smith for Artblog March 23, 2020 Karyn Olivier is an artist creating structures with a lasting impact, building columnar sculptures, sometimes of stunning beauty, and other times of a washed out simplicity that can still inspire. Her pieces invite viewers to think about the…
Jan 23, 2020
Contemporânea: Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist
Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist By Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva for Contemporânea January 23, 2020 As an artist whose oeuvre often likes to style itself in a self-deprecating fashion, Trevor Shimizu’s works in Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist at Kunsthalle Lissabon have a remarkably droll interest in the life of the artiste. The exhibition has the many attributes of…
Dec 10, 2019
Penn Libraries: Zoe Leonard Sculpture on Display at Penn’s ICA
Book Art: Zoe Leonard Sculpture on Display at Penn’s ICA By Gretchen Stiteler for Penn Libraries News December 10, 2019 The University of Pennsylvania-affiliated Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) has no permanent collection. Instead, the ICA features rolling exhibitions of innovative artists both established and emergent. It was famously the first museum to present a…
Dec 3, 2019
Hyperallergic: The Everyday Manifestations of Colonialism’s Legacy
The Everyday Manifestations of Colonialism’s Legacy By Olivia Jia for Hyperallergic December 3, 2019 Banal Presents is the third and final chapter in Colored People Time, an experimental exhibition in three parts curated by Meg Onli at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Stretched over the course of one calendar year, this exhibition attempts…
Dec 2, 2019
Title Magazine: Performing the Institution: ICA Philadelphia’s Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist at Kunsthalle Lissabon
Performing the Institution: ICA Philadelphia’s Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist at Kunsthalle Lissabon By Emily Leifer for Title Magazine December 2, 2019 What is an institution? Is it a building, a budget, a mission statement? These are the questions that I is for Institute, an initiative by the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, has been trying…
Nov 20, 2019
Art in America: Trevor Shimizu’s Painter Persona Spoofs Masculine Ideals of Artistic Genius
Trevor Shimizu’s Painter Persona Spoofs Masculine Ideals of Artistic Genius By Emily Watlington for Art in America November 20, 2019 Throughout his expansive body of work, New York–based artist Trevor Shimizu has been “willing to reveal highly personal and potentially shameful things” while simultaneously “cultivating a Fantasy Self—an ideal self-image.” I’ve excerpted those characterizations not…
Oct 1, 2019
Art in America: Dark Hauntology: Matthew Angelo Harrison’s sculptures conjure the ghosts of the racial violence engendered by global modernity
New Technologies, Haunted by the Ghosts of Modernity by Michael McCanne for Art in America October 1, 2019 When European colonizers arrived on The shores of central Africa, some Indigenous people believed they were spirits returning from the dead. In King Leopold’s Ghost (1998), historian Adam Hochschild describes one such encounter. The people living near…