Click link for full text. Moving through the Pandemic with grace, writing slowed down, but art viewing never stops. Coverage below ranges from profiles, reviews, previews, interviews and features, all with a focus on contemporary art and culture. Love what you do, do what you love.
Alice Hope, Toni Ross and Bastienne Schmidt initially crossed paths years ago and have since not only deepened their friendship, but also formed the collective No W Here in 2020, responding to a larger sense of collective isolation by safely coming together with the intention of making work meant to be shown in a group dynamic. While also working independently, they are communicating with a historical dialogue that extends through decades of artists coming together to make engaging work, reflective of their time.
Artist Katherine Bernhardt—whose gestural, colorful and playful pieces feature a cast of nostalgic characters and iconography painted in a deliciously digestible way with drippy paint and broad strokes—teamed up with the Sloomoo Institute to make slime that ultimately benefits mental health organizations.
2020 was an unual year for everyone. We all had to change our lifestyles, our interactions, our relationships due to the COVID-19 virus. During this time, I was the happiest I'd been in many years, and also the saddest I'd been. The dichotomy of emotions was overwhelming to say the least. Through it all, I visited as much art as possible and this article speaks to that.
My interview with Performa's Job Piston on his curated, online initiative titled "Time Share" featuring a series of performances ranging from various years, all documenting time.
NYU Students had to leave the school property in favor of Zoom classes, and as a co-teacher in Lyle Ashton Harris's class, I can share insight as to what the experience has entailed.