Katie Bell

BUFFALO, NEW YORK Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center A revised reality, a rebirth, a second act—whatever you call the new existence that Katie Bell creates for the multitude of discarded building materials that she uses in her site-specific installations, one thing is certain: these materials, manufactured for a specific purpose, have broken free from their original identities and uses, taking on entirely new reasons for being.

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“Surrounds: 11 Installations”

NEW YORK MoMA “Surrounds: 11 Installations,” part of MoMA’s reopening schedule last year, featured a selection of works from the collection that renegotiate and reimagine architectonic boundaries of display. Visitors ascending to the sixth floor were greeted by Sheila Hicks’s Pillar of Inquiry/Supple Column (2013–14), an acrylic fiber work occupying the full height of the space.

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Rachel Harrison

NEW YORK Whitney Museum of American Art Rachel Harrison’s sculptures possess a wild and perplexing eclecticism that makes it difficult to ascertain the exact meaning and emotional tenor of her imagery. In her assemblages—which could be called monuments since they memorialize both a series of actions and a juxtaposition of things on a large scale—ideas and processes coming out of sculpture, painting, architecture, popular culture, and the banality of everyday life are placed side by side or on top of each other, without, or at least rarely, becoming one.

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Chiachio & Giannone: Love is in the Air

Familia “queer,” tal como ellos mismos se definen, Daniel Giannone y Leo Chiachio son una pareja de artistas argentinos unidos no solamente por el amor que se profesan el uno al otro sino por su amor al arte, llevando a cabo hace décadas una obra conjunta que los tiene como protagonistas—juntos a sus tres “hijos mascotas”—donde la pintura deviene bordado.

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Sarah Sze: Fractured Infinities

Little things mean a lot to Sarah Sze. In her kaleidoscopic installations teeming with found objects, disjunctive arrays of familiar ephemera—tied, clamped, taped, and cantilevered with deft architectural and engineering savvy—hold aloft fragile universes. Sze’s work is about the finite and the infinite, the mundane and the sublime, time and timelessness.

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