Barbara Kruger: A Room With a View

March 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Barbara Kruger: A Room With a View

by Peter Zimmerman The act of looking at art is usually a fairly peaceful exercise. Rarely is it the sort of mental anguish that has been espoused by often-fanatical art historians of the early 20th Century who believed that disharmonious paintings could provide the catalyst for disease, insanity, or physical harm (abortions, etc). In the […]

Sherrie Levine: So What?

January 24, 2009 | Comments Off on Sherrie Levine: So What?

by Peter Zimmerman “This in turn suggests that art practices predicated on the production of signature styles rather than constantly modified interventions may be especially vulnerable to neutralization of their purported critique. The history of postmodernist photography overall would appear to confirm this analysis. As various theorists have argued, a position of resistance can never […]

Looking Forward and Back: Exhibitions in 2009 and 2008

January 9, 2009 | Comments Off on Looking Forward and Back: Exhibitions in 2009 and 2008

2009 Upcoming Exhibitions: Sherrie Levine, New Work 2009 Simon Lee Gallery June 2009 The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984 (Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine) The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, NY April 12 – August 2, 2009 2008 Previous Exhibitions: Cindy Sherman, New Work Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, NY November 15 – December 23, 2008 Review: […]

Barbara Kruger’s Words of Prey

November 24, 2008 | Comments Off on Barbara Kruger’s Words of Prey

by Peter Zimmerman Art does not exist and is not created in a vacuum; rather, it is constantly in negotiation with ideological shifts, cultural re-mappings, and historical motions. Rosalind Krauss, in her essay (humorously) titled “Cindy Sherman: Untitled” describes the two purported Universal Truths of the artist, as proposed by Emile Zola: that X is […]

Tuesday Links

September 23, 2008 | Comments Off on Tuesday Links

Some art-related links for Tuesday: Blake Gopnik, “Retail Imitates Art. Is This A Sincere Form Of Flattery?” (Washington Post) This column looks at the ways in which a advertising agency Newmark Knight Frank in NYC appropriated the visual code of Barbara Kruger to help sell retail space via advertisement. Gopnik raises the issue of ownership […]