Monday, September 25, 2023
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Friday, June 30, 2023
short piece on Mike Nelson
after seeing his super intelligent Hayward retrospective "Extinction
Beckons" back in April. I first met Mike in London in 2001, after seeing
his incredible installation The Coral Reef, and have followed
his work ever since, our paths intersecting every few years or so. This
essay charts twenty years of my intense responses to one of his works in
particular, MAGAZIN: Büyük Valide Han, which I first saw in Istanbul in 2003.
Monday, April 10, 2023
A preview of my next book in Artforum's April '23 issue. They rushed the pictures in the magazine and didn't consult me, so focus on the online version instead! The longer version will be out next year in Disordered Attention (Verso). NB interesting debate about the essay on Dieter Roelestraete's Instagram here.
Friday, January 6, 2023
After a long pause with Artforum, I'm back. They invited me to write a Top 10 but I hadn't seen ten great things. Instead, they let me write about Suzanne Bocanegra's dazzling performance lecture (with Lili Taylor) at The Met back in February. It really stood out as a blinding example of the genre. Link here.
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Florian Malzacher's long-running and excellent series Art of Assembly came to NY in March. I was totally thrilled to be doing my first in-person public event in 2+ years, and in the company of (insane combination alert) Tania Bruguera and Ann Liv Young. I also discovered I was completely out of practice at navigating live Q&A. Here's the vid.
I know nothing about conservation, so I was disconcerted by this invitation to talk to researchers at Bern University of the Arts about the conservation of performance. I declined but Hanna Hölling was persuasive and twisted my arm. The awkward results can be viewed here.