A student of mine chose Matthew for his writing assignment. I remember some amazing work he had at the CAM in Houston when I was in grad school so it was good to have a reason to revisit his work.
Add Fuel is Portuguese visual artist and illustrator Diogo Machado (1980). A former graphic designer, his recent artistic practice has been focused on reinterpreting and playing with the language of traditional tile design, and that of the Portuguese tin-glazed ceramic azulejo in particular.
Saw in Artforum that Jeff has new (good) work up at Max Hetzler.
Lison gallery shows (posthumously) some of Hélio’s work. This Brazilian was one of the originators of installation art and conceptual art, establishing an influence still felt today. A poet of the favelas, or makeshift slums, found in Rio de Janeiro, Oiticica created installations that were influenced by the social circumstances of his environment.
Popular Psychedelic Molecules, Rendered With Atomic Precision, Using Hippie Tapestries is the best show title so far this year, people.
Suzanne Hudson at Artforum takes the occasion of Deborah’s (eventually) forthcoming retro to revisit the arc of her career.