Roni Horn: Ways to present the self

Art Feb 6, 2018

Roni Horn: Ways to present the self

by John L. Tran

While visiting the Rathole Gallery, a confident 3 year-old told me that his favorite work in the current exhibition, Roni Horn’s “The Selected Gifts,” was a picture of meatballs. Among the straightforward, but nonetheless very beguiling, studio photographs of objects that the New-York based artist ...

On the Daoism of 'Dudeism'

Art May 16, 2017

On the Daoism of 'Dudeism'

by John L. Tran

As the phrase goes, "s—- happens." Walead Beshty explores different ways that it may happen, and in doing so, he gently suggests that we consider the implications. His solo show at Rat Hole Gallery exemplifies this. There are two series of works: a selection ...

Collier reviews the power of observation

Art Dec 20, 2016

Collier reviews the power of observation

by John L. Tran

To reframe Picasso's famously pithy remark "good artists copy, and great artists steal" for the contemporary art scene, appropriation can be used in an artist's work to borrow authority from history, or to subvert it. The iconoclasm of the latter can be satirical, as in ...

Gabriel Orozco: always ahead of the game

Art Jan 12, 2016

Gabriel Orozco: always ahead of the game

by Calum Sutherland

Gabriel Orozco has returned to Tokyo. Following his retrospective "Inner Circles" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in early 2015, "Visible Labor" at Rat Hole Gallery is a collection of new works that explore Orozco's classic themes of the city, transportation and games, ...

'Jim Lambie: Sun Rise Sun Ra Sun Set'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Apr 14, 2015

'Jim Lambie: Sun Rise Sun Ra Sun Set'

by Natsumi Toida

April 11-June 21 This is a solo exhibition of Scottish contemporary artist Jim Lambie, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2005 and has become well known for colorful installations constructed from everyday materials, including aluminum sheets, mirrors and vinyl tape. As a musician and ...