Posts Tagged ‘Ruslana Lichtzier’

Partial Aphasia

ON WRITING ABOUT ART By Ruslana Lichtzier | Dedicated to Jason Morris † In a recent phone conversation with my friend, the artist Lior Modan, we were speaking about this text in the future tense. Lior said that the art writer should remain truthful to the artwork and to the artist who made it. I[…]

TO SPEAK WHAT HAS NO WORDS

PROSPECT.4 // NEW ORLEANS by Ruslana Lichtzier >click here to download PDF In New Orleans, I found myself wandering in a sultry haze, in an obnoxiously cute city. A condition that is not good for the senses. You cannot keep it cool when you are melting. And yet, when I arrived for the preview events[…]

POTENTIAL METAMORPHOSIS: HELENA ALMEIDA // ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

click here to download PDF by Ruslana Lichtzier Helena Almeida, a Lisbon native, has been one of the leading figures of the Portuguese art scene since the late 1960s. She represented her country twice in the Venice Biennale and has exhibited globally, and yet her current exhibition, Work is never finished on view at the[…]

TAKUMA NAKAHIRA // CIRCULATION

click here to download PDF By Ruslana Lichtzier When I first entered Circulation, a solo exhibition by the deceased Japanese artist Takuma Nakahira at the Art Institute of Chicago, my senses heightened. Something in the space felt off. The aesthetics of the exhibit did not align with typical museum standards. Small-scale black and white analog[…]

ANNA SHTEYNSHLEYGER // TRIUMPH GALLERY

In Conversation with Ruslana Lichtzier and Ryan Coffey Anna Shteynshleyger spent most of her life and in and out of institutions. One day, after a weekly therapy session, she found herself wandering through the halls of 26 Court, a downtown Brooklyn building she had often visited. That day, following the office’s doors that lined the[…]

JEFF PROKASH // TRIUMPH GALLERY

In Conversation with Ruslana Lichtzier and Ryan Coffey   Jeff Prokash’s ongoing research project, Objects for a Production in Eleven Acts, examines the resonant nature of objects and spaces as they operate within a singular information system. With each new exhibition, the set objects—which range from FBI files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act,[…]

DAN DEVENING // TRIUMPH GALLERY

In conversation with Ryan Coffey and Ruslana Lichtzier Partly loose, partly calculated, Dan Devening’s works operate within a bare economic circuit, where paintings become “scavengers” (the artist’s terms). You may notice a photographic, bureaucratic remanence; an image of a wall, a lobby, a notebook, some paper schreds. Hiding, obscuring the scene, the works push your[…]

GREG BAE // TRIUMPH GALLERY

In Conversation with Ruslana Lichtzier and Ryan Coffey In 2014, artist Greg Bae returned to the Unites States after eighteen months in South Korea. His homecoming germinated a fixation on his last days there. In a closed circuit, his mind rebounded to the final memories in that country. One of them was watching the 1993[…]

CHICAGO ART CRITICS FORUM: SALON REVIEW

Friday, February 17, 2017 6:30 PM Panel Discussion 7:30 PM Cocktail Hour Mana Contemporary | 2233 S Throop St Chicago, IL 60608 THE SEEN and EXPO CHICAGO, in collaboration with Mana Contemporary, present the Chicago Art Critics Forum. In its fifth edition, Salon Review convenes a live panel of contemporary critics to discuss exhibitions currently[…]

DEAD IMAGES // TAL ADLER

by Ruslana Lichtzier click to download PDF Dead Images is the title of just one of the multi-disciplinary teams presented as part of ‘TRACES: Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts, from Intervention to Co-production,’ a three-year multi-disciplinary research project from eleven European partners that investigates the role of contentious heritage in contemporary Europe. Dead[…]

THE INTERVIEW: RED, RED, FUTURE

By Ruslana Lichtzier download printable PDF A Missed Call Since the 1910 Thomas Edison movie “A Trip To Mars,” Orson Wells’ radio-drama “The War of the Worlds,” in 1938, to Ridley Scott’s 2015 film “The Martian,” modern culture has manifested a preoccupation with the planet Mars. THE INTERVIEW: RED, RED FUTURE, a solo exhibition at[…]

GUILLAUME DÉSANGES // PROFILE OF THE CURATOR

by Ruslana Lichtzier download printable PDF from Issue 01 Guillaume Désanges is an independent French curator and art critic. Visiting Chicago this fall to initiate the first residency of his ongoing project in the South Side of Chicago, the Méthode Room, in collaboration with Theaster Gates’ Rebuild Foundation, Désanges’ French Pavilion will accommodate cultural practitioners[…]

ANNE COLLIER // MCA CHICAGO

by Ruslana Lichtzier Open me like a book Anne Collier photographs reinvent the galleries of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago as a sacred modernistic white cube, a frequently imagined space, but one rarely accomplished. Amidst the holiday cacophony and the David Bowie Is exhibition, Collier’s show is set apart in silence. At once enigmatic[…]

VOLATILITY SMILE // INTERVIEW WITH PHILIP VANDERHYDEN

In Conversation with Ruslana Lichtzier — Part 2 — As I prefaced in the first half of the interview, the reason for inviting Philip Vanderhyden to participate in a textual conversation came from a strong sense of confusion on my part.  When I went to visit Vanderhyden’s current show, Volatility Smile, at Andrew Rafacz Gallery,[…]

VOLATILITY SMILE // INTERVIEW WITH PHILIP VANDERHYDEN

In Conversation with Ruslana Lichtzier — Part I — Surface-Level Obsessor Philip Vanderhyden’s current show, Volatility Smile, at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, caught me by surprise. I came to visit it, assuming that the space will feature Vanderhyden’s well defined paintings, but instead the artist chose to exhibit a 30-foot-long video wall sculpture. In an attempt[…]

WRITING INTERNATIONALLY // EXPERIENCING EXHIBITIONS ONLINE

A Panel Discussion Organized by THE SEEN Publishing platforms are changing – the transition from print into online is more rapid now than ever. THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Online Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, features in-depth global coverage of exhibitions, artists, and events. An independent editorial affiliate of EXPO CHICAGO, the publication is the[…]

THE WAY OF THE SHOVEL, PART II // MCA CHICAGO

by Ruslana Lichtzier – Republished with retracted edits – The Way Of The Shovel is an enticing exhibition for the curious mind. Part one of this review focused on the archeological attitudes the show is built upon, and the dialectic relationship between art and scholastic practices. The attempt to trace this major current movement in[…]

THE WAY OF THE SHOVEL // MCA CHICAGO

by Ruslana Lichtzier The concern with uncharted, muted, and invisible histories has been apparent on a global art platform since the early 2000s. That is the proposal given to us by The Way Of The Shovel: Art as Archeology, which opened early this November at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago – a carefully composed[…]

THE RENAISSANCE SOCIETY // SUICIDE NARCISSUS

by Ruslana Lichtzier The current exhibition at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Suicide Narcissus, deals with the overwhelming threats of climate change. Curated by Hamza Walker, and featuring works by eight European and South American artists; its theme is not one of recent exception. The environmental trend began to gain its exhibitionist popularity[…]