ASX/VOID Laboratory: Nassima Rothacker’s Crepuscular Memory

“I am reminded of the strange twilight that some of the Pre-Raphaelites used to impose fantasy across their performing muses. This light triggers a response in the viewer that is meant to be neither here, nor there-it is an imposition stuck between differing gravities and concerns ultimately rendering the viewer’s need for explanation nil”.   […]

Richard Prince on the Guggenheim Collection (2019)

Richard Prince is one of six contemporary artists invited to explore the Guggenheim’s collection as a curator of the exhibition Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection. He says, “When you go to something as vast as the Guggenheim’s collection is, you start to see patterns.” When preparing for his presentation, Four Paintings Looking […]

Carl-Mikael Ström’s Montöristen The Birth of Redeemable Language

  “Self-apathy, self-torment, and a penchant for observations oscillating between peaks and troughs of life’s banes and boons-or what my friend Jeffrey Silverthorne once described as “Swedish grain syndrome”.     “The photograph is for nothing”. Truer words are yet to be spoken. Another in a series of Constant Effigies and notorious negations. A child […]

Rita Ackermann: New Paintings

The opposing impulses of creation and destruction mark the touchstone of the Hungarian-born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann’s practice, which continues to evolve and manifest itself in the shift from representation to abstraction.

Who is Ed Ruscha (And Why is he So Damn Cool?)

Who is Ed Ruscha? Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Curator Karen Breuer gives a primer on the iconic Los Angeles artist, examining his style, his subject matter, and his effortlessly cool persona.

Hammer Projects: Sam Falls

Sam Falls works intimately with the core precepts of photography –namely time, representation, and exposure – to create works that both bridge the gap between various artistic mediums and the divide between the artist, object, and viewer. Working symbiotically with nature and the elements, Falls’s artworks are engrained with a sense of place indexical to […]

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions) (1990/2018)

Barbara Kruger discusses her mural Untitled (Questions), on view on the north facade of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. This project was initiated by MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach and is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson. This installation of Barbara Kruger’s Untitled (Questions) is generously supported by an anonymous donor.

David Hockney Interview: I Am a Space Freak

“My sister once said to me she thought space was God. I thought that was rather poetic in a way.” Interview with David Hockney about his endeavour to capture Grand Canyon as a spatial experience in a painting. “We like space, I mean, I do, I’m a space freak really.” If a landscape is a […]