The largest-ever retrospective of a living artist at the New Museum, New York charts Wangechi Mutu’s turn from the material resonance of found-object collages to the easy symbolic iterations of bronze sculpture.
With nostalgia taking hold at The New Museum Triennial and MoMA PS1’s survey of Greater New York, Dean Kissick wonders: what’s so great about it? When art gets sucked back into tradition, where is the future to be found?
Exhibitions are frequently deemed “overdue”, but perhaps nowhere is it as true as with the first retrospective of Lorraine O’Grady, the 81-year old trailblaizer of feminst performance art, which opened at the Brooklyn Museum last month. Isaac Jean-François on her expansive, celebratory work.