Loose Ends: A Conversation with Tariq Alvi

London-based Tariq Alvi is quick to admit his penchant for pop culture. He recycles riotous effigies from advertisements, pornography, and consumer magazines in his installations, often reconfiguring them into collages. Through his paper-based art, Alvi meticulously digests generic and overlooked icons of our disposable culture, visually calling for a re-appraisal of material worth.

Read More

Ceal Floyer’s Special

A light bulb, a bag of air, a bucket, colored markers—these are some of the commonplace items that Ceal Floyer makes us rethink as we contemplate her understated, multimedia installations. Curiously expansive and lingering in their effect, these conceptual, perceptual time-release capsules are far more ponderous to describe verbally than to “get” visually; they inspire

Read More

Phillip King: A Life in Sculpture

In 1960, Phillip King returned to London from a trip to Greece, cleared the entire contents of his studio, repainted it from top to bottom, and started afresh. The work that he made over the next three years helped to revolutionize British sculpture and announced him as one of the most important and radical sculptors

Read More