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Lee Kit

THE GREAT PRETENDER By Andrew Maerkle Installation view, “Lee Kit: Not Untitled” at ShugoArts, Tokyo, 2017. Photo Shigeo Muto. All images: Unless otherwise noted © Lee Kit, courtesy ShugoArts, Tokyo. One of the most outstanding artists of his generation, LeeView More >

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Ryuta Ushiro (Chim↑Pom): Pt II

II. Making the Sky of Hiroshima “PIKA!” (2009) Photo Cactus Nakao. All images: Unless otherwise noted © Chim↑Pom, courtesy the artist and Mujin-to Production. ART iT: In projects including Thank You Celeb Project I’m Bokan (2007-08) and Making the SkyView More >

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Ryuta Ushiro (Chim↑Pom): Pt I

ART FROM THE OTHER SIDE By Andrew Maerkle and Natsuko Odate Chim↑Pom – USA Visitor Center (2016). Photo Osamu Matsuda. All images: Unless otherwise noted © Chim↑Pom, courtesy of the artist and Mujin-to Production. Formed in 2005, the artist groupView More >

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NS Harsha

NO PLACE LEFT FOR A FOOT By Andrew Maerkle Punarapi Jananam Punarapi Maranam (again birth – again death) (2013), detail, acrylic on canvas, tarpaulin, 365.8 x 2407.9 cm. All images: Unless otherwise noted, © Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Currently theView More >

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Boris Groys

IS POWER IMMANENT IN ART? By Andrew Maerkle Spread from The Blind Man, no. 2 (May 1917). Born in the former East Germany in 1947, Boris Groys is one of the leading critics of contemporary art and culture today. WorkingView More >

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Aichi Triennale 2016: Shreyas Karle

TO CHANGE THE SHAPE OF THE VESSEL By Natsuko Odate Circumferential horizon of a vessel (2016), part of the installation “REDUX REDUX: Enter by the Side Door” for the Aichi Triennale 2016. All images: Photo Yoshihiro Kikuyama, courtesy the AichiView More >

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Aichi Triennale 2016: Ruangrupa

LUXURIOUS RISKS By Natsuko Odate Installation view of commercial event at Ruangrupa’s Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem venue. Courtesy Ruangrupa. Formed in 2000, the art collective Ruangrupa has grown into one of the leading organizations for contemporary art in Indonesia. The group’sView More >

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José León Cerrillo: Pt I

HOLD FAST TO THE VOID By Andrew Maerkle Place occupied by zero (RAL5022 and RAL3015) (2013), powder coated aluminium, dimensions variable. Courtesy José León Cerrillo and Andréhn-Schiptjenko. Based in Mexico City, José Léon Cerrillo investigates the ramifications of abstraction asView More >

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José León Cerrillo: Pt II

II. Installation view at Okayama Art Summit 2016. Photo courtesy José León Cerrillo. ART iT: You made a group of works called the “Subtraction Screens,” which I find fascinating because they are so ambiguous. They could be a frame orView More >

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