La Biennale di Venezia di Architettura 2016

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Fred Wilson: Degrees of Subversion


  • Marginalized by Design

    “Touch is the taboo of Western-style museums. They are sites of discipline. They demand that individuals control themselves, particularly that we repress touch, taste and smell in order to sharpen vision and imagination […]” David Garneau discusses institutional marginalization. Keep Reading

  • Degrees of Subversion

    An Interview with Fred Wilson

    Nature may play a role in how we look but nurture determines what we become. Fred Wilson grew up in a mixed Caribbean and African American family with a devotion to learning. There are now three generations of educators in his family, so it is not surprising that he would find himself a teacher as well, in public galleries, universities and, most significantly, in his role as one of America’s most persuasive conceptual artists. Keep Reading

  • Duping the Plunderers

    For a dozen years, an image from the Iraq war lodged in the mind of Winnipeg artist Ian August. When the time came for him to make a new body of work, the image became especially generative. “I remembered when the Baghdad museum was being looted there was a picture of an American tank sitting by while looters walked out with everything from office chairs to busts. I wanted to bring it back to one event in which I could get all the stuff involved in that photograph.” Keep Reading

  • Paint the Revolution Without Me

    Vigée Le Brun was a 23-year-old self-educated portraitist when she was summoned to Versailles in 1778 to paint Marie Antoinette, a young woman who was exactly her age. Vigée, as she was called, was sociable and beautiful, but what made her especially attractive to the Queen and the world of the ancien régime was her unparalleled ability as a portraitist. Keep Reading

  • A Danceable Feast

    The evolution in Marcel Dzama’s drawing made him an ideal choice to do the set and costume designs for the world premiere of the New York City Ballet’s production of The Most Incredible Thing. Keep Reading

Current Issue

March 2016

Interviews with Angela Grauerholz and Fred Wilson, articles on art and weather, Mindy Yan Miller, art and disability, the post photographic condition, and a portfolio of photographs by Michael Campbell.