Allison Schulnik, Installation view of Mound, 2011, at ZieherSmith, NY.

 

Herewith, Amanda Browder presents three Art Review Haikus of shows that are currently on view in New York. Art critics, note the concise blend of poetic word-play and to-the-pointness; this is how it should be done.

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Gawkers drool with paint
Pink retro figure blender
Timeline color trip

(de Kooning: A Retrospective, at MOMA)

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(alive and dead) rose
creepy clown eyes glazed supple
happy goopy poop

(Allison Schulnik at ZieherSmith, New York)
 
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EXPERIENCE now!!!
lines, lines, lines, lights, slide, lights, pills
touch me and feel weird

(Carsten Höller: Experience  at the New Museum)

Claudine Isé

Claudine Isé has worked in the field of contemporary art as a writer and curator for the past decade, and currently serves as the Editor of the Art21 Blog. Claudine regularly writes for Artforum.com and Chicago magazine, and has also worked as an art critic for the Los Angeles Times. Before moving to Chicago in 2008, she worked at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH as associate curator of exhibitions, and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as assistant curator of contemporary art, where she curated a number of Hammer Projects. She has Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California.