Author: Vanessa Gravenor

Copy/Paste

The Exhibition Copy/Paste, curated by Shahram Entekhabi, and taking place at Tarahan Azad Art Gallery, Tehran and CC. art space, Isfahan from April 22nd to July 14th explores the idea of duplication and reproduction within Western and Islamic art. Shahram Entekhabi, Iranian/German curator, asks how the ideas present within Walter Benjamin’s The Work of Art […]

Two Takes on India’s Independence

Sachin Bonde and Poonam Jain both explored India’s Colonial past and post-Independence realities at Dubai’s 1×1 gallery’s India Art Fair booth A vision etched in gypsum lies vertical, divided like loose leaves of paper torn out of old notebooks. A map made of tin stands straight, with cartographic lines etched across its form, tracking its […]

Kerry James Marshall Mastry at the Met

Why have there been no great women artists, wrote Lynda Nochlan in 1971 in her seminal essay. Several years later, we are still asking that question, but it has expanded to engage a multiplicity of underrepresentation. The answers are of course clear: there have been, but women, people of color, and black artists simply get […]

Encounter Poetic Laughter and Absurdism in Basim Magdy

Basim Magdy’s first comprehensive solo show in the United States shows his perspective on time, told through pop-paintings, objects, photography, and film Chicago — Basim Magdy’s first comprehensive show in the United States The Stars were aligned for a Century of New Beginnings, Basim Magdy’s (b. 1977 Egypt) meditates on a past notion of a future, which […]