Articles by Jessica Lott

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Alchemy of Inspiration

Translating a City Back to Itself

Alchemy of Inspiration

Translating a City Back to Itself

Columnist Jessica Lott travels to Barcelona and observes “Making Neighborhoods,” a multidisciplinary project with the city’s African immigrant population.

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An Excerpt from “The Rest of Us”

Booked

An Excerpt from “The Rest of Us”

An excerpt from Jessica Lott’s debut novel, “The Rest of Us,” a love story set in New York City’s art world.

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Alchemy of Inspiration

Difficult Relationships at the Whitney

Alchemy of Inspiration

Difficult Relationships at the Whitney

Columnist Jessica Lott reviews the Whitney Museum’s exhibition “I, YOU, WE,” a throwback to the 1993 Whitney Biennial.

Stan Douglas. Hors-champs, 1992. Two-channel video installation with stereo sound; 13:20 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York. Image courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York. © Stan Douglas

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I All About the Blues

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I All About the Blues

Columnist Jessica Lott visits the Whitney Museum’s “Blues for Smoke,” a wide-ranging exhibition exploring the definition of the blues and blues aesthetic.

Wolfgang Tillmans. Moby Lying, 1993. Inkjet print. Courtesy the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Sex, Skater Kids, and Gap Plaid: NYC in 1993

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Sex, Skater Kids, and Gap Plaid: NYC in 1993

Jessica Lott reviews the “richly compelling, cohesive, and yet evasive” exhibition “NYC 1993,” now on view at the New Museum.

John Currin, "Girl in Bed," 1993. Oil on canvas. © John Currin. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photograph: Robert McKeever

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Looking Ahead to 1993…

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Looking Ahead to 1993…

We’re a couple of weeks into the new year, and so in the interest of getting organized, here’s a preview of what to see in New York in the upcoming …

Mikhail Baryshnikov at ABA gallery, 2012. Photograph by Graham Lott

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Baryshnikov in Conversation: “Art I’ve Lived With”

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Baryshnikov in Conversation: “Art I’ve Lived With”

Jessica Lott talks to famed dancer/choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov about his art collection, on view now in the exhibition “The Art I’ve Lived With” at ABA Gallery in Manhattan.

Cullen Washington, Jr. "Caped Crusader," 2011. Mixed media on canvas, 100 x 77 in. Courtesy the artist, cwashingtonstudio.com

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I “Fore”ward at The Studio Museum in Harlem

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I “Fore”ward at The Studio Museum in Harlem

Jessica Lott looks at The Studio Museum’s “Fore,” a group exhibition of young emerging artists of African descent whose works draw from multiple art historical traditions and lineages.

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Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Picasso Redux

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration I Picasso Redux

Jessica Lott looks at “Picasso Black and White,” on view at the Guggenheim Museum in New York through January 23, 2013.

Yayoi Kusama and Joseph Cornell, c. 1971.

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration | The Mind’s Lovers

Alchemy of Inspiration

Alchemy of Inspiration | The Mind’s Lovers

The debut of the Art21 Blog’s newest column takes a look at Yayoi Kusama’s recent retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art.