Publishing Against the Grain is a new exhibition that highlights the current state of publishing and art criticism as it exists in small journals, experimental publications, websites, and radio, as well as other innovative platforms around the world.
This unique solo exhibition presents a survey of rarely-seen experimental short films and installations by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, alongside archival documents, photographs, drawings and sketches that explore threads of socio-political commentary in the artist’s practice from early in his career to the present.
Push Play explores the work of artists who borrow from play and games to reveal social, philosophical, and cultural issues. From playfulness, to mathematical strategy, the artists have mined the significance of games, reinventing them to create experiences that often involve the viewer and reflect on the nature of participation in art.
Over 40 years later, Documenta 5, the exhibition that was criticized in 1972 as being “bizarre…vulgar…sadistic” by art critic and essayist Hilton Kramer and “monstrous… overtly deranged” by art historian and art critic Barbara Rose, resonates today as one of the most important exhibitions in history.