Decades after their making, Gober’s room-size installations can still fill viewers with pangs of rage. At the SculptureCenter, Camille Henrot and Ruba Katrib have put together a drippy, rubbery, slithery show themed around silliness.
Don’t say a word! don’t say a fucking word i wasn’t even saying anything great just keep on doing that then
Unhappy mothers in western art history. You’re welcome. [The Toast]
A visual history of typewriter art from 1893-today. [Brainpickings]
Roberta Smith says the Robert Gober show at MoMA is as American as Apple Pie, but with the sugar left out. Smith needs to avoid the food metaphors. But the review does the job of letting the reader know what’s good about the show—it clarifies his development, isn’t too repetitive (a danger with Gober), and even includes two galleries with artists he’s curated into his shows. Go see it. [The New York Times]
Can’t wait to see SculptureCenter’s (modest) expansion this Sunday. Randy Kennedy has the background on that. [The New York Times]
Dutch artist Dries Verhoeven is using the gay and bi-sexual app Grindr to conduct banal exchanges. He will meet users to play chess with them, make pancakes, trim nails. Eyeroll. [artnet]
Women who are abused are often sentenced to jail time themselves for failing to adequately protect themselves and their children, finds a Buzzfeed investigative news piece. [Buzzfeed]
Jeffrey Deitch gets a profile in the Times. His thoughts on what an art critic does confirm that he left the job for good reason (“It’s not about being critical”). He’s now a private dealer because he can save money on real estate overhead. [The New York Times]
Jen Graves writes an extensive feature on how artists living in urban areas can fight the forces of gentrification. One tip: By joining forces with people artists might not have considered natural allies before—community activists working on non-art issues like civil rights, police brutality, affordable housing. [The Stranger]
After years of debate within the community, Metafilter updated their website design. It’s the first update in over ten years. [Metafilter]
Brave the cold just a little longer, for we have so much art to see this week. Talks abound, from B. Wurtz on the history of sculpture to Winkleman Gallery’s panel on African-Americans in Soviet culture. We have openings, like a feminist sound art retrospective at CUNY and Greenpoint’s winter open studios night. Round out Sunday with a Genesis Breyer P-Orridge film-screening and book launch at PS1 and we’ll call it a week. Just grin and bear it.