Magdalyn Asimakis is New York and Toronto-based curator, art writer, and a Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum ISP.
JUNE 2017 | ArtSeen
In Édouard Glissant’s book Poetics of Relation, first published in 1990, he considers the idea of opacity as something that can nurture relations between “all the threatened and delicious things.”
JUL-AUG 2017 | ArtSeen
The intermittent curatorial interest in location and organizing works according to the places in which they are made, has been most recently explored in New York through exhibitions such as Hilton Als’s curation of Alice Neel at David Zwirner, and currently at the Uptown triennial at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University. The use of location as an organizing strategy, in the case of the triennial, gestures to “uptown” as a contemporary situating that is both deliberate and circumstantial. This common spatial orientation points to the varied modes of access to, and experience of, the city.
The density and breadth of the work in Uptown poetically counters the view of the city looking towards midtown Manhattan.