Author Archives: Alexandra Malmed

Rock and A Hard Place

American artist Trisha Baga’s contribution to MoMA PS1’s exhibition New Pictures of Common Objects can only be experienced by two viewers at a time — there are just two sets of anaglyph glasses. Without the glasses, the exhibit, titled Hard Rock, consisting of lo-fi video featuring khaki-clad hikers and penguins exploring an ambiguous stretch of desert land, [...]

The Virgin Suicides

The current Francesca Woodman retrospective up at the Guggenheim serves as a glimpse into the prepossessing private appetites and penchants of the young artist. The exhibit focuses on her brief but prolific career, including more than 120 vintage photographs, artist books, and a selection of recently discovered and rarely seen short videos, presenting a new [...]

Jim Hodges at Gladstone Gallery

The pieces in Jim Hodges’ show at Gladstone Gallery cast transient beams of light onto the walls and into your eyes. Each work considers and consists of bits of color and reflective materials (chips of mirrors, washes of metallic and spills of shine). Mirror Ball, on view at Gladstone’s 24 St. space, is the piece [...]

On Nan Goldin’s Scopophilia

Brisk, spirited classical music pours through Nan Goldin’s Scopophilia at Matthew Marks Gallery. Its reverberations are loud as you enter the gallery and, at first, off-putting; the gilded sound meets you suddenly and without warning.Then as you grow used to it and make your way through the generous three-section space, the noise disintegrates as if [...]