LONDON Tate Modern Long before being commissioned for Turbine Hall, El Anatsui knew the Tate name. When he was growing up in Ghana (formerly known as Gold Coast, a British Crown colony until 1957), the only cube sugar available was supplied by the London-based conglomerate, Tate and Lyle.
NEW YORK Bortolami Rather than trading on Deleuzian idioms and hackneyed “rhizomatic” platitudes—which, even if applicable, merely describe the ubiquity of synthetic processes, having little to do with sculpture’s necessary domain of optical perception—Hollander’s work homes in on the relations of linked relata.
COMO, ITALY Galleria Ramo A generous maker, Sgrinzatto allows the viewer’s imagination to move ahead of his personal intentions. It is, for instance, unlikely that he ever planned to destroy his creations. Instead, he appears to stress the latency of transformation, so that the speculative dimension contributes narrative tension to overt formality.
WEST BRETTON, WAKEFIELD, U.K. Yorkshire Sculpture Park In Wurm’s practice, the distortion and disruption of familiar objects can be seen to alter orthodox notions of reality, offering alternative readings with regard to the material objects and spaces that define humankind.
LLANDUDNO, WALES Mostyn A line of aluminum tape runs across the floor, walls, and ceiling of the space, dividing it in two. Castoro began to make these spatially delimiting pieces after she created a similar line, or crack, to demarcate work and living space in her New York loft.
BUFFALO, NEW YORK The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art Each of Goldfarb’s works marked an attempt to depict or reproduce an actual instrument of violence. When I realized that, a shiver crept up my neck—I was looking at an autopsy.
NEW YORK Whitney Museum Upending conventional practice, Ball’s seemingly random, unrestrained arrangements and innovative techniques overlay materials and references to childhood and assimilation with Indigenous customs and rituals to present a doubled vision that resists and critiques dominant white culture.
MEXICO CITY Museo de la Ciudad de México The act of non-imposition remains a priority for Soto Climent, who lives and works in Tepoztlán, a small mountain town about 90 minutes south of the city, where he is in close contact with nature.
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON Bellevue Arts MuseumWith a muffled soundtrack of poetry and music running through the darkened space, Kahlon’s exhibition became a total experience, immersing the viewer in an unsettling, unstable place, a site of exodus and arrival, captured in random flashpoints.