Ed Atkins “Recent Ouija” at The Stedelijk Museum

April 30, 2015 9:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Three of the great themes in art remain: love, death, and god—or the lack there of. In the new exhibition on until May 31 2015 of works by Ed Atkins, Recent Ouija, at The Stedelijk Museum of Art he asks these timeless questions of our contemporary experience in a digital world where cyberspace has turned inside out and envelope our vision and altered our bodies.

Self-Portraits by Zanele Muholi

April 29, 2015 8:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A photographer, an educator, a human rights advocate, a documentarian, an artist—Zanele Muholi is a fearless visual activist whose work creates visibility for the black lesbian and transgender communities of South Africa.

Haunted: Michaël Borremans’ Enigmatic Art

April 8, 2015 10:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For nearly 20 years, the Belgium artist Michaël Borremans has been producing a surreal body of work in painting, drawing, and film that simultaneously mines contemporary image-making and the history of art—The Angel, a painting from 2013 for example, recalls fashion photography (Belgian model Hannelore Knuts served as the muse) as well as portraits by artists like Velazquez, Goya, and Manet. Document previously published a portfolio of the artist's hauntingly beautiful paintings. Last month, "Michaël Borremans: As sweet as it gets," the first solo show of the artist's works in all mediums, opened at the Dallas Museum of Art. Drew Sawyer sat down with curator Jeffrey Grove to discuss Borremans' practice and why he's finally getting a major survey in the U.S.