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Kathy Battista

Kathy Battista is a writer, curator and educator. She teaches at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and The New School of the Anthropocene in London and is the author of New York New Wave: The Legacy of Feminist Art in Emerging Practice and Re-negotiating the Body: Feminist Art in 1970s London. She is also co-editor of Creative Legacies: Critical Issues for Artists’ Estates.

Karla Knight: Navigator

Karla Knight: Navigator adds to an impressive litany of solo exhibitions devoted to female artists under the auspices of Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Knight’s exhibition is a superb example of how thoughtful curating can present an artist to new audiences, surprising even the most sophisticated art-viewing visitor.

Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art

Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art is an ambitious exhibition that occupies two floors of the Museum of Art and Design. Curated by independent scholar Alexandra Schwartz, this show is long overdue for several reasons.

Aggregate (Clare Gasson, Nick Hornby, Connor Linskey)

In the midst of a sea of blue-chip spaces in Chelsea, an oasis exists in a tiny storefront called Churner and Churner on Tenth Avenue.

Protest and Survive

On April 29th, 2015, eight men were executed by firing squad in Nusa Kambangan, known as the Alcatraz of Indonesia, where prisoners on death row are taken to await their deaths.

In Conversation

ALAN MOORE with Kathy Battista

Art Gangs: Protest & Counterculture in New York City (Autonomedia, 2011) recounts an alternative history of a formative period of contemporary art in New York, as told through “artists’ groups”, their activities, and corresponding spaces.

In Conversation

MICHAEL BRACEWELL with Kathy Battista

The writer of choice for Richard Hamilton, Bridget Riley, Gilbert & George, and Damien Hirst, Michael Bracewell’s art is the written word.  The Space Between, published by Ridinghouse in London, is a reader that features a collection of Bracewell’s essays and art criticism from the past three decades.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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