Elliott Mickleburgh is an artist and writer whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States. His most recent writing on the intersection of architecture, philosophy and new media art has been published by the online journal Notes on Metamodernism. [May 2014]

John Baldessari

Haute couture is not merely about clothes. Its revered labels and lines are in the business of building personalities: the clothes are a medium for communicating the distinction and mystique of the wearer Read More

Carsten Höller

As promised by the title, each of these photogravures presents a quartet of small, similar birds, side-by-side on a perch. The photographic style employed is that of the studio portrait—beautifully lit, finely detailed, posed in an ambiguous neutral space Read More

Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze, Evening (2015).

Being inside an installation by Sarah Sze is a dizzying experience. A plenitude of objects surrounds you, directing interaction and movements. Elements are either enormous or miniscule Read More

Xylor Jane

Prints, quite simply, are affairs in numbers. Through the use of reproductive techniques, images can be released from the limitations of a solitary existence, multiplied into a series of iterations and divided as these iterations are sorted into sequenced editions. Perhaps a reprinting leads to the existence of additional copies entering circulation Read More

Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans, from Surrender (2014).

Confronting an artwork by Luc Tuymans often involves a modicum of bewilderment. The Belgian artist’s images have a paradoxical habit of relinquishing a great deal of information while simultaneously withdrawing and masking an equal quantity of detail; he may force us into close scrutiny of a particular facial feature even as his desaturated palette conceals the subtleties of the subject’s skintone. Read More

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital

Wim Delvoye, Twisted Dump Truck (CW) (2011), laser‐cut stainless steel, nickeled, 200 x 70 x 80 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Patricia Low Contemporary.

The distinction between analog and digital media is intricate. What does the shift from industrial age mass-production technologies (chemical photography, the printing press, phonograph records, etc.) to information age binary code entail for art, design and architecture? Read More