Ren Hang ‘Human/Nature’ at Capricious 88

The theme is a twine of two strands: the uncanny connection of human bodies and questionable distinction of humanity from nature.   By Owen Campbell, ASX, March 2015 The fifth floor gallery space of Capricious 88, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is large and airy, with south-facing windows facilitating bright sunlight even on overcast days. […]

The Blood of Christ, Transformation and Worship in the Work of Dominic Hawgood

  LORD YES!!!! FIRE FIRE FIRE BREATHE IN!!!!! The CHILDREN OF GOD AWAIT YOUR PURIFICATION. FIRE FIRE FIRE   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, February 2015 A tongue too engorged with the blood of Christ to fit into the mouths of children left bent, palpitating and writhing on the carpeted floor. There is a cleric steering […]

Tony Oursler’s ‘template/variant/friend/stranger’ at Lisson Gallery

VIE, 2014 Wood, mounted photo print, monitors and media player 262 x 192 x 58 cm   The pantomime of big brother and the historical imperative to map individuality of the face for data usage comes at a time when our rights towards privacy and state sponsored collecting of data become a Orwellian theatre of […]

Alec Soth’s ‘Songbook’ at Sean Kelly Gallery

Near Kaaterskill Falls, 2012 © Alec Soth, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York “One of the biggest statements in Songbook is Soth’s decision to work solely in black and white. The pictures evoke old press photography: large format, black and white, with a strong flash.” By Shahrzad Kamel, February 2015 Following the critical acclaim for Alec Soth’s […]

Nothing But Indifference to Harmony Korine’s ‘Raiders’ at Gagosian Gallery

Perhaps we’re just to take it on good faith or past merit that the artworks in Raiders are somehow quality by association.   By Michelle France, ASX, January 2015 Harmony Korine Raiders Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills January 10—February 14, 2015 Walking into the new Harmony Korine show at Gagosian, my reaction is an unexpected one: […]

Carlo Mollino’s Erotic Photography at Gagosian Gallery (2014)

Is it high art? Well, put something in a museum, as they say. Some viewers are sure to scoff at what might be misconstrued as pin-up girl pics; indeed, in unflattering light, they are nothing but the private fetishistic trove of an ageing man.   The Cult of the Polaroid, or the Work of Art […]

“Up, Close and Personal” @ Fuchs Projects

 Ruben Natal-San Miguel Up, Close and Personal Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel Fuchs Projects, 56 Bogart Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn NY April 4 – May 13, 2014 By Ellen Wallenstein for ASX Curating a show featuring 32 artists in a small space can be a difficult task. But in Up, Close and Personal, Ruben Natal-San Miguel […]

“What is a Photograph” @ ICP (2014)

Mariah Robertson, 154 [detail], 2010. © Mariah Robertson, courtesy American Contemporary, New York. THE DREAM OF THE FUTURE By Shahrzad Kamel, ASX, NYC 2014 Recently, I’ve been fascinated with a book I found at the New York Public Library. A Dictionary of Photography, printed in 1867, is something of a relic. Complete with heavy-serif typeface, illustrations of […]

REVIEW: Roe Ethridge at Capitain Petzel – “Sacrifice Your Body” (2014)

“Untitled (Alexis Bittar)“, 2013 © the artist, Courtesy Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York & Capitain Petzel, Berlin. Roe Ethridge, Sacrifice Your Body, at Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Feb 1-March 8, 2014. By Fanny Landstrom, for ASX, March 2014 Located amongst the monumental GDR architecture on Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin’s district of Mitte is the East German modernist […]

REVIEW: Thomas Struth at Marian Goodman Gallery (2014)

Mountain, Anaheim, California, 2013 courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery Thomas Struth at Marian Goodman By Lauren Weinberg for ASX, February 2014 “How should we judge what we see?” It’s a question posed to dramatic effect by a series of mostly large-scale photographs created by the iconic 59 year-old German photographer Thomas Struth, now on view […]

REVIEW: William Eggleston – “At Zenith” (2013)

At Zenith I (from Wedgwood Blue), 1979/2013 © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery In the sleek and immaculate setting of the Gagosian Gallery, my childhood and adulthood escapes unexpectedly met each other. REVIEW: WILLIAM EGGLESTON – “AT ZENITH”- GAGOSIAN GALLERY MADISON AVENUE OCT 26- DEC 21 2013 BY: Shahrzad Kamel, NYC DEC 2013 When I was […]