Tag: student exhibition review

Desire, Disgust, and Subversive Body Parts at <i> Carol Rama:  Antibodies </i>

Desire, Disgust, and Subversive Body Parts at Carol Rama: Antibodies

Carol Rama:  Antibodies at the New Museum is a disquietingly sexual, weirdly liberating, and vividly physical show.  It is a show whose through lines are bodily fluids, genitalia, fetishes, and limbs.  I’ve never seen anything just like it.  Or, I’ve never seen a collection of […]

Can Denim Protest?:  “Counter-Culture” at the Museum of Art and Design

Can Denim Protest?: “Counter-Culture” at the Museum of Art and Design

Much of the publicity surrounding the Museum of Art and Design’s new exhibition “Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture” positions the show as a timely comment on fashion’s role in politics.  In a day and age where hand knitted pussy-hats represent political protest, the […]

Disrupting the Narrative:  Political Resistance at the Museum of Modern Art

Disrupting the Narrative: Political Resistance at the Museum of Modern Art

The fifth floor of the Museum of Modern Art is devoted to the Museum’s permanent collection of works from the late 19th to the mid 20th centuries.  This is the place where one can find, moving from one gallery to the next, the instantly recognizable […]

Unpacking the Met’s <i> Masterworks:  Unpacking Fashion </i>

Unpacking the Met’s Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion

Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion, at the Metropolitan Museum, only partially makes good on the promises embedded in its title. It succeeds in unpacking for the viewer the strategy its curators employ in building up their fashion collection as well as in tracing how that strategy has […]

Imagining the Passion and Promise of Medieval Jerusalem, at the Metropolitan Museum

Imagining the Passion and Promise of Medieval Jerusalem, at the Metropolitan Museum

The more than two hundred objects selected for display in Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven create a multifaceted image of the storied medieval city.  In this show, the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores Jerusalem not just as a locale but as an idea, a holy city laden with […]

Memories, Mourning, and the Bright Light of Absence:  Sally Mann at the Gagosian

Memories, Mourning, and the Bright Light of Absence: Sally Mann at the Gagosian

Sally Mann’s “Remembered Light” is a reflection on intimacy, friendship, and loss captured in color and black-and-white photographs. While Mann became famous for her controversial images of her children naked and at play in their summer home in Virginia, this series of nearly fifty photographs […]

Looking at Ourselves, Looking at Others:  “Human Interest” at the Whitney

Looking at Ourselves, Looking at Others: “Human Interest” at the Whitney

“Human Interest: Portraits From the Whitney’s Collection,” encompassing two floors of self-portraits, photographs, nudes, and sculptures, asks how one can depict the individual while straying from conventional notions of portraiture. This broad theme is hemmed in only by the limits of the Museum’s permanent collection which, […]

The Intimacy of the Camera:  Nan Goldin’s <em> The Ballad of Sexual Dependency </em>

The Intimacy of the Camera: Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

Playing now on a screen at MoMa, Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency tells a story that is both easy to watch and difficult to sit through.  Ballad is a slideshow of nearly 700 of Goldin’s photographs of her experiences in New York in […]