Articles by Nicole J. Caruth

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Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: In the Land of Plenty

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: In the Land of Plenty

Mr. Creosote, the morbidly obese character of the 1983 comedy Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, is a picture of gluttony never to be forgotten. Upon taking his seat in …

John Feodorov, "Fairy Tale", (detail), 2007. Mixed media on paper, 30 x 50 in. Courtesy Valise Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Sparkling Nepalese paper, race and civil rights, a northern island, circular botanics, fluorescent lights, a ton of vinyl records, and a few reviews in today’s roundup: Season 1 artist John …

Sally Mann, "Candy Cigarette" from the series "Immediate Family", 1989. © Sally Mann. Courtesy: Gagosian Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup you’ll read about three kids in Switzerland, political defiance, Latin American photography, a map upstate, Opera House sails, the nature of light, and airborne balls: The Family, …

William Kentridge, "Drawing for the film Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old [Soho and Mrs. Eckstein in Pool]", 1991. Charcoal and pastel on paper, 47 1/4 x 59 inches. Collection of the artist. © 2010 William Kentridge. Photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

With 19 bits and bites below, this week’s roundup is a whopper: Five Themes, the traveling survey exhibition of work by Season 5 artist William Kentridge, has landed at the …

Christina Mazzalupo, "Countdown: Week 1", 2009. Ink and watercolor on paper. Courtesy Mixed Greens.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Stomachache

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Stomachache

Food diaries — daily records of everything one eats and drinks — are strange and fascinating objects. For nutritionists and dietitians, they are useful tools in determining a person’s eating habits …

Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, "Better Dimension (detail)", 2010. Ink and tape on glass slide from an installation of silkscreened wood panels, four Hasselblad slide projectors, one 16 mm eiki projector, resin and steel projection screen, 106 × 252 × 268 in. (270 × 640 × 680 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Biennials, cremated canvases, German faces, cashmere sportswear, sculptural tour de force, fashionable shoes, and an iPhone app comprise this week’s roundup: 2010: Whitney Biennial will open at the Whitney Museum …

Paul McCarthy, "Paula Jones", 2007. Fiberglass, 82 x 57 1/2 x 107 inches. via Art Daily.org

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This President’s Day roundup begins with a hotly debated exhibition and ends with a divine duo: The New Museum has announced the details of their exhibition Skin Fruit: Selections from …

Charles Atlas, "Son of Sam and Delilah", 1991. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Greek tragedy, cross dressing, cooking shows, needlework, rowdy teens, storytelling, nighttime walks, and a few mystery plays in this week’s roundup: Virtuoso Illusion: Cross Dressing and the New Media Avant-Garde …

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (It’s a small world but not if you have to clean it), 1990, photographic silkscreen on vinyl 143 x 103 in., collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, purchased with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency, and Douglas S. Cramer.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about two anniversary exhibitions, 6,000 shapes upstate, masterworks in the Midwest, some road trip souvenirs, a whole lotta prints, and a sale you won’t …

Fallen Fruit Collective, "Elysian Park", 2005. Giclee print. 40 x 60 inches. Courtesy the artists.

Gastro-Vision

The Fruit of Experience

Gastro-Vision

The Fruit of Experience

Fallen Fruit Collective formed six years ago through a project by artists David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young for the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. The trio created a …

Walton Ford, "The Island", 2009. Watercolor, gouache, pencil, and ink on paper. Panel 1: 95 1/2 x 36 in. Panel 2: 95 1/2 x 60 in. Panel 3: 95 1/2 x 36 in. © 2009 Walton Ford. Photo: Christopher Burke Studio. via Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about Tasmanian wolves, patented patterns, cartoon anthropomorphism, ancient mythology, portico projections, and a big gift: Bestiarium, a large-scale survey exhibition of watercolor paintings by …

Paul Pfeiffer, "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (28)", 2007. Fujiflex digital. Chromogenic print 48 x 60 in. Courtesy of the artist and The Project, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Sports, the human body and Gap t-shirts come together in this MLK day weekly roundup: Sports and masculinity are central themes of Hard Targets, an exhibition at Ohio State University’s …

Ida Appelbroog, "Group A #9", 1969. Ink on paper, 10 5/8" x 8 1/4". Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week Art21 artists depict nether regions, play with light and space, bundle and fuse old toys, mirror the dandy, reimagine rooftops, photograph electricity, and display cookie cutters by the …

"bling bling", 2001. Rubber, paper and enamel on linen, 96" x 120." The Eli Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York. Photo: Tom Powel.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week Art21 artists illustrate NASA’s history, depict child’s play, map the Black Atlantic, render galaxies in glass, leave their mark on the last decade, and reflect on our future: …

Pilar Yolacan, "??", 2009. Courtesy the artist.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: The Year in Meat

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: The Year in Meat

Last year’s group exhibition Meat After Meat Joy at Daneyal Mahmood Gallery left a lasting impression on me — I still can’t shake the suffocating, putrid smell of rotting meat. …

Marisa Olson, "Assisted Living", 2008. Performance still. Courtesy the artist.

Flash Points

Inhale. Exhale. Whew.

Flash Points

Inhale. Exhale. Whew.

In the New York Times video Copenhagen 101, reporter Tom Zeller asks people in Times Square what they know about the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNCCC) in Copenhagen. …

Cao Fei, "RMB City: The Fashions of China Tracy" Series, 2009. Clothes and Accessories: MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Bracelet: Hermès Location: City Hall, RMB City, Second Life Deutsche Bank Collection.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The new year and decade are right around the corner and art spaces are gearing up for their first shows of 2010. This week’s roundup lists new and upcoming exhibitions …

Kara Walker, "A Warm Summer Evening in 1863", 2008. Wool tapestry with hand cut felt silhouette figure, 5' 9" x 8' 2". Edition of 5. ©Kara Walker. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, Banners of Persuasion and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in Art21 artist news we have two tapestry makers, a silk archway, the master of Cremaster, an artist who likes to do laundry, a magical sound installation, environmental issues, creative …

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, "Always After (The Glass House)", 2006. Super 16mm film transferred to high-definition digital video. RT 9:41, continuous loop, edition of 3 with 2 APs. Courtesy Max Protetch Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Making this week’s roundup are an upside down glass house, a floral puppy, fused bicycles and an empty white shoe box, a TV-inspired installation, two exhibitions focusing on American society, …

Jeff Koons, "Triple Hulk Elvis I", 2007. Collection of William J. Bell. © Jeff Koons. Courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (via White Hot Magazine).

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup of Art21 artist news you’ll read about a forty-million dollar art collection in Las Vegas, a major exhibition of work by Korean and Korean American artists, …

AntiDiets of the Avant-Garde cover art, 2010. University of Minnesota Press.

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Antidiets of the Avant-Garde

Gastro-Vision

Antidiets of the Avant-Garde

Some 30 years after the Italian poet and founder of the Futurist movement Filippo Tommaso Marinetti wrote The Futurist Cookbook (1932) and proposed a revolution in food, the European avant-garde …

Ann Hamilton, "accountings. soot wall", 2009. Flame-licked walls, dimensions variable. Courtesy Carl Solway Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Art21 artists play with fire, sign new books, design stained glass, collage basketballs, create new films, and pop up in Miami Beach exhibitions: Carl Solway Gallery …

Barry McGee stands in front of one of his geometric creations at Prism Gallery. Courtesy Wallpaper.com.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

From the west to the east coast and over to Taiwan, Art21 artists are involved in a number of new and large-scale exhibitions: Works by Barry McGee (Season 1) and …

Gabriel Orozco, "Dark Wave", 2006. Courtesy Jay Jopling / White Cube, via artnet.com

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

Weekly Roundup

What's Cookin': The Art21ndex

Weekly Roundup

From exhibitions and public talks, to limited-edition prints and digital calendars, this week you can find Art21 artists involved in various activities in New York, Washington D.C., Dublin, and Johannesburg: …

Julie Mehretu, "Berliner Plätze", 2008-2009. Ink and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 168 in. © Julie Mehretu

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Where in the world are Art21 artists? In Germany — where the Berlin Wall fell 20 years ago today — a new suite of paintings by Season 5 artist Julie …

Paul McCarthy, "[White Snow] Dwarf Heads (detail)", 2009. Set of 7 drawings, pencil on vellum, tape. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

White Snow, a solo exhibition of work by Season 5 artist Paul McCarthy, opens at Hauser & Wirth, New York on November 5. The gallery will debut pieces from a …

Matthew Ritchie,  Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will host a talk with Season 3 artist Matthew Ritchie and brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner (of indie rock band The National) on Saturday, …

"Yours in Food, John Baldessari" Book Jacket. Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.

Flash Points

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Breaking Bread

Flash Points

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Breaking Bread

Gastro-Vision is a new monthly column dedicated to all things food in contemporary art and visual culture. This month’s post also falls under the Flash Points topic, Systems. Yours in …

Hiroshi Sugimoto, "Lightning Fields 145", 2009. Gelatin-silver print, 22.9 x 18.4 inches. Courtesy Fraenkal Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto (Season 3) are on view at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco through October 31. Sugimoto’s latest body of work titled Lightning Fields depicts electricity. To …

James Turrell, "Ganzfeld Piece (Modell)", 2008. Courtesy of Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg © James Turrell. Photo: Zooey Braun

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A new installation by James Turrell (Season 1) — a light-filled space in the tradition of his Ganzfeld Pieces — will open at the Wolfsburg Art Museum in Germany on …

John Baldessari, ”How We Do Art Now”, 1973. Courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, and Electronic Arts Intermix, NY

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Vital Signals: Japanese and American Video Art from the 1960s and 70s is a three-part screening program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Presented in collaboration with Electronic …

Mark Bradford, "Red Painting", 2009. Mixed media collage on canvas, 101.75 x 143.5 in. Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Season 4 artist Mark Bradford has been awarded the 2009 MacArthur “Genius” Award. The MacArthur Fellows Program, as it is also known, awards unrestricted fellowships to individuals who have shown …

Yara El-Sherbini, "A Pub Quiz", 2009. Live art, duration 60 minutes. Performance at Fiddlesticks Pub, NY. Courtesy of the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Art of the Pub

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Art of the Pub

Gastro-Vision is a new monthly column dedicated to all things food in contemporary art and visual culture. Yara El-Sherbini has used pubs as a site for her work for the …

Josiah McElheny, 2009. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

New works by Season 3 artist Josiah McElheny are on view at Andrea Rosen Gallery through Oct. 17. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an eight-foot tall sculpture based on …

James Turrell, "House of Light," 2000. © Photo: Kamome Courtesy Echigo-Tsumari Triennial

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

House of Light (2000), a permanent installation in Kawanishi, Japan by Season 1 artist James Turrell, will be open through September 14 as part of the 2009 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial. …

Atom Cianfarani, Sketch for "Welcomed Guests," 2009. Courtesy of the artist.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Aesthetics of Urban Farming, Part II

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Aesthetics of Urban Farming, Part II

I closed Part 1 of this post with an e-mail from Truck Farmers Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney in which they encouraged others to reclaim unused open spaces in New …