Articles by Trong Gia Nguyen

Sally Mann, "Hephaestus" (2008), Gelatin silver print/ Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Proud Flesh is up through October 31 at Gagosian Gallery.  Sally Mann‘s (Season 1) new body of work focuses on a photographic study of her husband, taken over a period …

Trenton Doyle Hancock, "A Hello Hollow Lullaby," 2008, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 60 x 60 inches.  Courtesy James Cohan Gallery.

Weekly Round-Up

Weekly Round-Up

Happy Labor Day! Trenton Doyle Hancock (Season 2), Erick Swenson, and Alison Elizabeth will be making their Shanghai debut in a three-person exhibition at James Cohan Gallery.  The three young …

John Grande, "My Cindy, Your Cindy" (installation view). Courtesy Sara Nightingale gallery.

Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

On view through October 4th at the Katonah Museum is Dress Codes: Clothing As Metaphor.  36 artists tackle wide-ranging issues from feminism to globalism using clothing as the medium. The …

Bob and Roberta Smith, "So I Came to Bourgeois." Courtesy Grey gallery.

Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Last year the Guardian asked its sports and art writers to swap pieces for a day. Tennis correspondent Steve Bierley reviewed a Louise Bourgeois (Season 1) exhibition, which Bob and …

Cao Fei, "RMB City" (film still), , DVD, 6 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Lombard-Freid Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, There Goes the Neighborhood explores the many aspects of community, focusing on the evolution of architecture and landscape as it is …

William Kentridge, Drawing for "II Sole 24 Ore (World Walking)", 2007; Collection of Doris and Donald Fisher; © 2008 ; photo: courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Maybe reviving the art market can take a page from Herb and Dorothy Vogel. Herb & Dorothy is a documentary playing now, that recounts the inspiring tale of how a …

Flash Points

Interview with Jackie Battenfield

Flash Points

Interview with Jackie Battenfield

As our Flash Points topic of Art and Economics comes to a close, I sat down and spoke with Jackie Battenfield, whose first book The Artist’s Guide: How to Make …

Vija Celmins, "Web #1" (1999). Courtesy Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Throughout 2009, 18 museums and galleries across the UK will be showing over 30 ARTIST ROOMS from the collection created by the dealer and collector, Anthony d’Offay, and acquired by …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Krzysztof Wodiczko is the sole artist representing Poland at this summer’s Venice Biennale. The striking video installation of milky windows depicts the shadows of immigrant workers as they take on …

Shiloh Baptist Church. Courtesy Hidden Philadelphia.

Weekly Round-Up

Weekly Round-Up

A collaborative video installation by Raymond Pettibon and Yoshua Okon premiered last week at the  Armory Center for the Arts. The work  explores the tight-knit subculture of old hippies and …

Josiah McElheny, "Chromatic Modernism (Blue, Red, Yellow)," 2008. Courtesy Donald Young Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography opened this past weekend at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  The show is comprised of over 200 photographs covering …

Photo: Floria Holzherr

This Week’s Round-Up

This Week’s Round-Up

On April 22nd, the collector Donald Hess opened the world’s first James Turrell Museum in Colomé, Argentina. The 18,084sf space is based on a plan created by Turrell himself, and …

Image courtesy W.A.G.E.

Flash Points

W.A.G.E. Against the Machine

Flash Points

W.A.G.E. Against the Machine

Last September, as part of Creative Time’s Democracy in America: The National Campaign event at the Park Avenue Armory, activist group Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) stumped for …

Robert Adams, "Eden, Colorado" (circa 1968-71). Courtesy the artist.

Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Robert Adams has won the 2009 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. Based in Astoria, Oregon, the Season 4 artist received the $61,000 prize at a ceremony in San Francisco …

Shahzia Sikander, "Blood Lines," 2009. Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Tonight at the University of Southern California‘s Roski School of Fine Arts, Season 3 artist Krzysztof Wodiczko will engage in a discussion with Teddy Cruz and Marjetica Potrč about their …

Mark Dion, "Death of a Giant" (2009). Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.

First Spring Round-Up

First Spring Round-Up

Things to see: Mel Chin will be giving a free lecture on Tuesday, March 24, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Arlington Arts Center as part of the …

Jeff Koons, "Self-Portrait" (1991)

This Week…

This Week…

Happy Monday with a busy week of activity from Art21 artists. Here are some highlights: This Thursday and Friday at the Guggenheim, created in response to the museum’s current The …

Shahzia Sikander, "Untitled" (2005). Courtesy Sikemma Jenkins Gallery.

Sikander Curates at Cooper-Hewitt

Sikander Curates at Cooper-Hewitt

Season 1 artist Shahzia Sikander will serve as the ninth guest curator of the Selects exhibition series at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.  Past Selects guest curators have included artist …

Susan Rothenberg, "Red" (2008), oil on canvas. Courtesy Sperone Westwater.

Susan Rothenberg at Sperone Westwater

Susan Rothenberg at Sperone Westwater

At Sperone Westwater, pioneer painter Susan Rothenberg exhibits new works on canvas that depict fragmented compositions of the human body.  The thickly applied oil paintings are a departure from recent …

Smock by V. Smiley

Say It Ain’t Sew

Say It Ain’t Sew

Andrea Zittel’s traveling Smockshop makes its first appearance in Europe today before sadly closing shop for good.  This is the final opportunity to experience Zittel’s economic experiment, which invites other …

Photo: Trong G. Nguyen

Fred Wilson at 92nd Street Y

Fred Wilson at 92nd Street Y

The 92nd Street Y continues its excellent conversations program this Thursday night with Art and Insight: Fred Wilson.  The Season 3 artist is best known for works that blur the …

Josiah McElheny, "Early Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely" (2004). Private collection, New York. © Josiah McElheny. Photo: Paul Mutino.

Innovations in Sculpture at the Bruce Museum

Innovations in Sculpture at the Bruce Museum

The very ambitious Innovations in the Third Dimension: Sculpture of Our Time is up now at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Spanning the bronze age of Auguste Rodin to …

Oliver Herring, "Gloria" (detail), 2004, Polystyrene, vitrine.

Oliver Herring on Task at Tang

Oliver Herring on Task at Tang

Currently on view at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College is Oliver Herring‘s Me Us Them, an exhibition culling fifteen years of work by the Season 3 artist. The …

Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, "Phantom Truck" (2007). Photo credit: Barbar Sax/AFP/Getty Images.

Not So Weird Science

Not So Weird Science

A new weekly series of discussions and salons dedicated to collaborations of art and science began last month at the Chicago Cultural Center. ARS SCIENTIA puts artists in the same …

Laurie Anderson, Duets on Ice, 1974, performed in Genoa, 1975. Documentary photograph. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Bob Bielecki.

Laurie Anderson in Cleveland and Manhattan

Laurie Anderson in Cleveland and Manhattan

This Saturday at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square, Laurie Anderson will be performing Burning Leaves, a retrospective of songs and stories that culls pieces from her acclaimed solo shows …

Bruce Nauman, Double Poke in the Eye II, 1985. Collection of Lois and Steve Eisen. © 2008 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Bruce Nauman in St. Louis

Bruce Nauman in St. Louis

Just opened this week at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is Dead Shot Dan, an exhibition exploring the element of humor in the work of Bruce Nauman. The title …

Amy Stein, "Outside Lexington," 2006, Courtesy the artist and SJMA

On the Road Again in San Jose

On the Road Again in San Jose

With spirits lifting, gas prices lowering and fun-employment escalating, and although it may not be the wisest of economic choices under the sun, the roads nonetheless seem paved with more …

Trong Nguye, Collage of Ninth Hour and Black Hole, 2009.

The State of the Art of the Church

The State of the Art of the Church

I for one, am extremely excited by the Vatican’s participation in the upcoming Venice Biennale, as Ben Street mentions in Yes We (Vati) Can! After watching Rick Warren deliver the …

Various album art collage

Sugimoto + U2

Sugimoto + U2

Word on the street is that one of Hiroshi Sugimoto‘s images will be used as the cover for U2‘s upcoming album No Line on the Horizon, scheduled for release March …

Nancy Spero
, "Lovers IX," 1965
. Courtesy Galerie Lelong.

Nancy Spero at Galerie Lelong

Nancy Spero at Galerie Lelong

Nancy Spero‘s Un Coup de Dent opened this week at Galerie Lelong, New York. The Season 4 artist exhibits an early body of expressionistic works referred to as the Black …

Douglas Gordon, 24 hour psycho back and forth and to and fro, 2008. Video installation with two screens and two video projections, 24-hour loop, Courtesy the artist. Installation view, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2008. © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Photo: Kristopher McKay

24-Hour Marathon at the Guggenheim

24-Hour Marathon at the Guggenheim

Tonight, starting at 6pm, the Guggenheim hosts a 24-hour durational event concentrating on the concept of time, including its “myriad philosophical, psychological, biological, sociological, poetic, aesthetic, and economic manifestations… geared …

Krzysztof Wodiczko, "Veteran Vehicle Project," (2008). Courtesy Dialog:City.

Krzysztof Wodiczko to Represent Poland at 2009 Venice Biennale

Krzysztof Wodiczko to Represent Poland at 2009 Venice Biennale

Krzysztof Wodiczko has been chosen to represent Poland in next year’s Venice Biennale, the 53rd International Art Exhibition.  No stranger to the canals, Wodiczko also participated in the 42nd Venice Biennale in 1986, …

Stan Douglas, Messss Hall (2005). Courtesy CIFO

Tropic of Miami

Tropic of Miami

In addition to the fairs themselves, one of the highlights during Art Basel Miami Beach is the bevy of private collections and foundations. This is the kind of thing that …

Philippe Perreno, "Marquee" (2008). Courtesy Guggenheim.

Flash Points

Top Billing at the Guggenheim

Flash Points

Top Billing at the Guggenheim

I’ve been reading a few reviews of the Guggenheim’s anyspacewhatsoever exhibition recently, including Merrily Kerr‘s insightful take a few days ago. Coupled with the launch of Flash Points and its …

Cai Guo-Qiang, "Visionnaire 55 Surprise" (2008). Courtesy Visionnaire.

Visionaire 55 Surprise

Visionaire 55 Surprise

  Collaborating with the House of Krug, Visionaire has just released its new issue packed with goodies.  Keeping in line with the magazine’s tradition of producing unusual, thematic, and multi-formatted …

Stephanie Berger, "Merce Cunningham Dance Company". Courtesy NY Times

Merce Cunningham at Dia: Beacon

Merce Cunningham at Dia: Beacon

This does not help you now, but the Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed this past weekend at Dia: Beacon. The fifth in a series of eight signature, site-specific performances titled …