“Displayed” has my vote for the most seductive group show of the season—an easy choice, given its treasures and the fact that, in a sense, it takes seduction itself as its subject, with work that examines and exploits the “possibilities inherent to the processes of selection, arrangement and presentation,” as its organizer, White Columns Read More
“Capitalist Realism” is a term used some 50 years ago by German artists Manfred Kuttner (1937–2007), Konrad Lueg (1939–96), Sigmar Polke (1941–2010) and Gerhard Richter (born in 1932) to describe their work. It was a reaction to Pop from a postwar Germany divided between East and West. From happening-like shows organized in abandoned former Read More
“The Perfect Show”
Through Dec. 21
Visiting Chelsea is hard work in winter. Frigid gusts whip off the Hudson and turn the former industrial neighborhood’s wide streets into punishing wind tunnels. But a month after the river overflowed, flooding galleries and destroying art, a complaint like that feels inconsequential. Galleries have made repairs and reopened, and a few are offering shows informed in intriguing ways by recent events. Call them the After Sandys.