Posts Tagged ‘Stephanie Cristello’

U.S. PAVILION // DIMENSIONS OF CITIZENSHIP

Presented as a part of /Dialogues May 27, 2018 Courtyard, U.S. Pavilion (Venice, Italy) Panelists: Shani Crowe, Andres L. Hernandez, and Amanda Williams Moderated by Stephanie Cristello (Editor-in-Chief, THE SEEN ) The following transcription follows a panel organized as part of the U.S. Pavilion opening program at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale,[…]

ISSUE 06 NOW LIVE

Under the Cover THE SEEN Issue 06 in print is now live online. Featuring Brendan Fernandes on the cover to align with his recent exhibition, The Master and Form, at the Graham Foundation, the full-color, oversize journal will be produced as a limited-edition 10,000 count run available for distribution at multiple public locations throughout the city of Chicago, as well as select national and[…]

HANK WILLIS THOMAS

UNBRANDED: REFLECTIONS IN BLACK AND A CENTURY OF WHITE WOMEN Selected by Stephanie Cristello Foreword by Janet Dees and Tamar Kharatishvili >click here to download PDF For over fifteen years, conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas has consistently explored the representation of stereotypes within mass media and American consumer culture, particularly as it relates to African-[…]

MUSICAL GRAMMAR

ALEJANDRO CESARCO: SONG // RENAISSANCE SOCIETY By Stephanie Cristello Download PDF here> When a piece of classical music is played, we intuitively attach its melody to the name of the composer—not the pianist who performs its variation. For example, on this present flight to Hong Kong, where I am listening to Chopin’s Sonata No. 2[…]

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By Stephanie Cristello >click here to download PDF You walk into an empty gallery—white walls, fluorescent lights—to encounter a series of electronic diffusers, each containing a molecule formulation designed to trigger certain olfactory receptors. You hover over their dispersions. The scents are familiar, but implacable. They transform as you try to name them, fugitive and[…]

SEEING SONGS: BARBARA BLOOM // MUSICAL SCORES

click here to download PDF Selected by Stephanie Cristello If images have voices, Barbara Bloom gives them resonance. The following selection of works, produced by the artist for Issue 05 of THE SEEN, consists of five compositions from the series entitled Songs. In contextualizing these works, the vocabulary of music is helpful in at least[…]

BOXING IN A SUITCASE: MARCEL DUCHAMP VS. ROCKY BALBOA // PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART

click here to download PDF by Guillaume Désanges This text applies a Duchampian methodology: that of imaginative chance, or how meaning is created by coincidence. In 2011, an exhibition at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in Munich, Germany was based on Marcel Duchamp’s brief stay in the city in 1912. The show proposed to reveal,[…]

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

click here to download PDF by Stephanie Cristello On April 8, 2017, in Athens, my first encounter of documenta 14 was marked by the translation of Arseny Avraamov’s Symphony of Sirens (1919–1923). Installed within the upper level galleries of the EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens, archival text and scores related to the composer’s[…]

FOREWORD // ART & LANGUAGE: A CONQUEST

By Stephanie Cristello  Download PDF In April of 2016, I was invited by Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts to attend the opening of the Philippe Méaille Collection at the Château de Montsoreau—a beautiful renaissance style castle installed at the convergence of two rivers, the Loire and the Vienne. The château was built on the remains of[…]

EMERGENCY CONDITIONALS // ART & LANGUAGE

Edited by Stephanie Cristello Download PDF Texts by Stephanie Cristello, Jill Silverman van Coenegracths, ART & LANGUAGE (Mel Ramsden, Michael Baldwin), and Matthew Jesse Jackson. Designed by JNL Graphic Design. Published by EXPO CHICAGO, 2016. Limited edition publication of 250. Emergency Conditionals—first presented at the conference ‘Philosophy and Conceptual Art’ at Kings College London in June 2004 and subsequently[…]

PLURAL POP // TATE MODERN, WALKER ART CENTER, MCA CHICAGO

By Stephanie Cristello download printable pdf You know the cover by heart. The colors of their suits unfold from left to right in the only way they could; bright yellow, piercing pink, neon blue, to tangerine crimson—a picture perfect display of regalia, their names spelled out in flowers. The surrounding crowd, collaged and tightly pressed[…]

JOHN STEZAKER // THE TRUTH OF MASKS

In Conversation with Stephanie Cristello For British photographer John Stezaker, the truth happens on stage. While contained within the plane of the photograph, his sharp and precise compositions exact a world that exists just outside of the image—at once materially secular and trans-substantially sublime. For him, the conversation about the image is elsewhere; the photograph[…]

ELIZABETH DEE // GABRIELE BEVERIDGE

by Stephanie Cristello Mystic Minimalism Gabriele Beveridge’s exhibition, Gold Diamond Park, currently on view at Elizabeth Dee, is an important aesthetic move toward redefining minimalism in the twenty-first century. Mining all the hot tropes right now, which have since broke their way into contemporary pop culture—Health Goth in particular—Beveridge creates an environment for the moment.[…]

Laurent Grasso // Soleil Double

by Stephanie Cristello The farfetched is the closest thing to miracle. – Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum A Single Sun Does Not Exist Miracles are real. Even once disproven by science, by time, by their inaccuracies and faults, the echo of their phenomena exists within the minds of those that have experienced them. Our shared history,[…]

DOCUMENTA 14 // ATHENS 2017

by Stephanie Cristello Led by Artistic Director of documenta 14, Adam Szymczyk, it was announced yesterday that the 2017 edition of the exhibition would take place equally between its established territory and a second site: Athens, Greece. Chicago-based curators Dieter Roelstrate, Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago, and Monika Szewczyk,[…]

PROFILE OF THE CURATOR // RENAUD PROCH PT II

In Conversation with Stephanie Cristello – Part II – We speak of a global network frequently with regards to the international art world. In Part I of this interview, Renaud Proch, Executive Director of Independent Curators International (ICI), and I spoke about how this network is now part of our consciousness. For many, the global[…]

SARAH CHARLESWORTH: STILLS // ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

by Stephanie Cristello The first fall is hard to replicate. Since Milton’s original passage on Lucifer, cast out of heaven, falling unrestrained and without resistance for nine days—the severity of the fall in art has only gained in significance as a motif. The drama and spectacle of the fall has since been used, and reinvented,[…]

PROFILE OF THE CURATOR // RENAUD PROCH

In Conversation with Stephanie Cristello – Part I – We speak of a global network frequently with regards to the international art world. This network is now part of our consciousness in terms of how we experience exhibitions online—documentation is available to us on various platforms, mediated by the screen. What we do not speak[…]

MINDY ROSE SCHWARTZ // QT

by Stephanie Cristello CHICAGO, IL. What qualities make an object mysterious? It is easy to assume that the affect is a result of the unknowable, or the more auratic, outside forces of the thing at hand. But one could equally say that it is the thing itself, stripped bare of its abstract potentials, its ability[…]

NICOLE EISENMAN // DEAR NEMESIS,

by Stephanie Cristello Open Letter to an Enemy: Nicole Eisenman (1993–2003) When Western painters in the mid-late 1800s imagined the exotic landscape of the East, it was filled with caricature and hyperbole. Style comes into question more in this genre than any other, because the paintings are topical – what you see on the surface,[…]

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 HILLS // SOMETHING OTHER THAN

by Stephanie Cristello A Delicate Interloper CHICAGO, IL. This exhibition is experienced equally as well online as it is in person. The proliferation of digital imagery used throughout is not new, though California-based Greg Ito and Jonah Susskind do it freshly in this two-person show currently on view at The Hills Esthetic Center. This is[…]

PROFILE OF THE ARTIST // SARAH ORTMEYER

by Stephanie Cristello TENDER STRATEGY TEL AVIV, ISR. It can be said that modernism delivered two very distinct, though seemingly similar approaches to art making: the monochrome and the blank canvas[1]. The monochrome belongs to painting, while the blank canvas belongs to the readymade – to art. Thierry de Duve historicizes these lineages as belonging[…]

MONUMENT / ANTI-MONUMENT

by Stephanie Cristello ST. LOUIS, MO. Within the context of public sculpture and installation, a friend and I often talk about the pejorative category of merit-badge art. I have since found myself applying it to almost every context and conversation surrounding public art that I am forced to think about, or address on any higher[…]