Theodore Boyer & Grant Falardeau Present Aleph and The Rock @ H I L D E LA

Aleph & The Rock, a two-person exhibition of painting and sculpture by Theodore Boyer & Grant Falardeau is on exhibition January 13th through February 24 at H I L D E L.A. photographs by Summer Bowie

Jansson Stegner Paintings @ Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles

Nino Mier Gallery is currently presenting Jansson Stegner's first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. This new series of oil paintings that ascribe male and female figures with exaggeratedly rendered physiques explores the inversion of gender roles within myriad aspects of authority, dominance, submission and beauty. Jansson Stegner Paintings will on view until March 3 at Nino Mier Gallery 7313 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046. photographs by Summer Bowie

The Survival Laboratories "Inconsiderate Fantasies of Negative Acceleration Characterized by Sacrifices of a Non-Consensual Nature" @ Marlborough Contemporary in New York

"Inconsiderate Fantasies of Negative Acceleration Characterized by Sacrifices of a Non-Consensual Nature" is on show at the Marlborough Contemporary gallery in New York from January 6th to February 10th. 545 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001. photographs by Adam Lehrer

Read Our Interview Of Artforum's Current Cover Artist Kia LaBeija

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LaBeija offers us a keyhole through which to peer into some of her most tender and fragile moments—yet she peers right back, watching us watching her. Her gaze is direct and unflinching, often laced with grief, or defiance, or whatever emotion might have been coursing through her body at the particular moment when the shutter clicked—at once reminding us of the ultimate artifice of posed portraiture and stating, simply, Here I am. Click here to read more. 

Watch The Premiere Of Our Mini-Documentary Featuring Peter Shire

Thanks to our friends at Chandelier Creative, we spent a lovely day capturing the iconic Peter Shire at his studio in Echo Park with director Johnny Le. Watch the documentary for a how-to tutorial on being Peter Shire, which includes knowing a good salad joke, meeting Ettore Sottsass, and owning a lot of hats. To celebrate the premiere we invited some of our favorite people in Los Angeles to the gorgeous Flamingo Estate for a Memphis Milano Bruncheon, which included a special menu created by Shire himself and chef Steven Segar, with items like Habanero pickled beet lollipops and Bel Air bellinis (peach vinegar, prosecco, vodka, and [of course] ping-pong balls). Read more about our collaboration here. 

Carolee Schneemann "Kinetic Painting" @ MoMA PS1 in New York

MoMA PS1 presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist’s prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century, Schneemann’s pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social construction of the female body, and the cultural biases of art history have had significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting begins with rarely seen examples of the artist’s early paintings of the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s, which integrated objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction. In the late 1960s Schneemann began positioning her own body within her work, performing the roles of “both image and image-maker.” As a central protagonist of the New York downtown avant-garde community, she explored hybrid artistic forms culminating in experimental theater events. The exhibition considers Schneemann’s oeuvre within the context of painting by tracing the developments that led to her groundbreaking innovations in performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, as well as her increasingly spatialized multimedia installations from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Carolee Schneemann "Kinetic Painting" will be on view until March 11, 2018 at MoMA PS1 in New York. photographs by Adam Lehrer