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‘Macho Man, Tell It to My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault’ at Artists Space

Installation view. (Courtesy Artists Space)

The timing of this exhibition couldn’t be better. Just as articles have been appearing describing art market speculators’ price-flipping of paintings by artists in their mid-20s, this vast show at Artists Space of the collection of the artist, writer and founding member of ’80s and ’90s art collaborative Group Material, Julie Ault, hints that there are longstanding alternatives in the New York art world in which generosity of spirit has greater sway than money. Read More

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Aaron Flint Jamison at Artists Space

Aaron Flint Jamison, 'Manifold to Half Matrix,' Artists Space, 2013. (Courtesy the artist and Artists Space)

It’s like a scene from an espionage film. Our intelligence officer is tracking a person of interest, and he has an address. But when the elevator doors slide open in that nondescript office building, the cavernous room that is revealed is empty. The corporation has vanished, or maybe it was never there. It was a dummy address, or a setup. And—is that a bomb? Read More


Here’s a Video of Thomas Hirschhorn, Hal Foster and Lisa Lee Having a Great Chat at Artists Space

Foster, Lee, Hirschhorn and the standing-room-only crowd. (Courtesy Artists Space/Vimeo)

If you enjoy a good, occasionally contentious discussion about art (or if you’re just curious about what Thomas Hirschhorn is up to with Gramsci Monument in the Bronx), I highly recommend that you clear about 70 minutes in your schedule at some point in the near future to take a look at this video of the July 9 conversation at Artist Space Books & Talks between Mr. Hirschhorn and art historians Hal Foster and Lisa Lee, who edited a book of his writings called Critical Laboratory. It’s a wild one! (Critic Maika Pollack, who was in the audience that night, wrote midway through, “Foster vs Hirschhorn shaping up to be as good as Buchloh vs Warhol.” Now you can decide for yourself.) Read More


Artists Space’s Tribeca Outpost Will Host André Cadere Show

Isa Genzken, Benjamin Buchloh, Cadere, Marcel Broodthaers, Maria Gillisen and unknown at the Palais des Beux-Arts vernissage, Sept., 26, 1974. (Photograph by Jacques Charlier/ Courtesy Herbert Collection, Ghent)

Artists Space’s Books & Talks venue, which opened in Tribeca last year, is home to a tastefully curated bookshop, has hosted numerous talks, screenings and discussions, and served as a studio for Peter Fend. Soon it will present its first fully fledged exhibition. On the evening of May 10, it opens “Documenting Cadere: 1972–1978,” which looks at the life and travels of the Polish-born artist André Cadere (1934–78), who’s best known for the thin, striped cylindrical sculptures he called Barres de Bois Rond—”round bars of wood.” Read More


Show Extensions! ‘Frozen Lakes’ at Artists Space and Ragnar Kjartansson at Luhring Augustine Live On

Installation view of Metahaven's 'Transparent Camouflage' (2013) at Artists Space. (Courtesy the artists and Artists Space)

A bit of exciting news this Monday morning: two very fine shows have received extensions to their runs. Ragnar Kjartansson’s nine-screen video piece at Luhring Augustine, “The Visitors,” now runs through this Saturday, March 23 (it had been scheduled to close March 16), and Artists Space’s rich and captivating “Pictures” update, “Frozen Lakes,” will now close Sunday, March 31. Read More

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‘Frozen Lakes’ at Artists Space

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Scarf: Metahaven, WikiLeaks, 2011

The fierce ambition that has marked the first three and a half years of Stefan Kalmár’s tenure as director (and curator) of Artists Space shows no sign of abating. The current exhibition, “Frozen Lakes,” which he has co-curated with the alternative space’s curator, Richard Birkett, takes as its jumping-off point the famous “Pictures” exhibition that critic Douglas Crimp curated at the gallery in 1977. “Pictures” was one of the organization’s foundational moments and a pivotal moment in recent art history. The new show feels similarly riveting. Read More