installation art

Mohamed Bourouissa at the Barnes Foundation

Originally published in Art in America’s October 2017 issue. ◊◊ Throughout his career, Mohamed Bourouissa has anchored his projects in collaboration with friends and strangers. His Barnes Foundation exhibition, titled “Urban Riders” and constituting his first solo show in the United States, comprised eighty-five works related to the time he […]

Bruce Nauman at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Originally published in Art in America’s January 2017 issue. ◊◊ Bruce Nauman’s Contrapposto Studies, I through VII (2015–16) is part of his ongoing search for capaciousness in the particular. This seven-part video installation is split between two galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is kin to his iconic 1968 […]

Ragnar Kjartansson at Luhring Augustine

Originally published in What’s that Cat’s Story. ◊◊ For all the impressive effort that went into its presentation, The Visitors, 2012, emanates languor and mellow sadness. The nine-channel video and sound installation is the Icelandic artist’s latest attempt to achieve a state of “divine boredom,” and The Visitors is a humble success. A soulful […]