When Bruce Nauman debuted his now infamous Clown Torture in 1987, a postmodern notion of the once generally beloved circus performer had already begun to set in, somewhere between camp and creepy. His repetitive, four-channel sequence was meant as something of an artistic self-reflection, but was also intended to elicit discomfort in the viewer - which it did, and still does.
With holiday travels behind, we enthusiastically return to the international cultural whirl that is our lives the other 50 weeks out of the year. And the first show to have decisively caught our attention is Charles Fréger's Fabula, opening this Friday at Milan's striking Armani/Silos museum.
With the Art Basel 2018 dust settled, we took a moment to reflect on what was surely our favorite moment: a brunch on December 5 which saw Loupe and TILA celebrate black women artists.