Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Free Your Mind

A speculative review of new MoMA, imagining what we'd see if they'd got it slightly more right. The piece was commissioned by Artforum but they killed it - because I co-authored with Nikki Columbus, who successfully sued MoMA PS1 for gender discrimination in 2019. In their eyes, this produced a "conflict of interest" and insufficient objectivity. Wow. We finally published it with n+1.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Missing Okwui

An obituary for Okwui Enwezor, on the Third Text website. Such a pleasure to spend time revisiting his catalogues, and to appreciate afresh the scale and ambition of his thinking. He is sorely missed.

The Art of Political Timing

The beginnings of an article about political timing specific art - a term taken from artist Tania Bruguera to describe a way of working at high speed, in response to current affairs, with an interventionist mentality. Published in the May issue of Artforum, with a somewhat disappointing layout and choice of photos. In my view the piece needs to be pushed further, and broadened out to encompass more examples of what political timing specific interventions might look like in the US.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Palace in Plunderland


A screed against NY performance venue The Shed, published in the September 2018 issue of Artforum. Working with actor Paul Lazar (in the image, left), I used this essay as the basis for a performance also titled 'Palace in Plunderland.' Paul delivered the lecture-performance at the Barnes Museum in October 2018, as part of Boris Charmatz's project Philadelphia Museum of Dance: Choreographing Public Assembly.



Monday, June 25, 2018

Museología Radical - now out in Spanish!

Thanks to Editorial Libretto in Buenos Aires for doing the translation!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Black Box, White Cube, Grey Zone

A new article just appeared in the summer 2018 issue of TDR - "Black Box, White Cube, Grey Zone: Dance Exhibitions and Audience Attention" - which looks at the simultaneous rise of dance exhibitions and social media. It discusses (among others) Maria Hassabi, Xavier Le Roy, and Anne Imhof. The essay came out of a class I co-taught at the Graduate Center in spring 2016, and was given as a lecture in many places (Amsterdam, Lisbon, Montreal, Düsseldorf...), so many thanks to everyone who gave me feedback.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Public School

I'm excited to start team-teaching the class Public School: Art in the City with artist Paul Ramírez-Jonas this semester. The course is run in conjunction with The Futures Initiative at CUNY Graduate Center, and students are drawn from Hunter College, Queens College, and the GC. No class takes place at a CUNY site; instead we use all five boroughs of New York as our campus. The website we are running in conjunction with the course, which includes the syllabus and blog reports of each class, can be found here.