Swagato Chakravorty is a Ph.D. candidate in History of Art, combined with Film and Media Studies, at Yale University. His research explores moving-image art and expanded cinema since 1989, focusing on the work of artists from the global South that intersect with documentary, archival, and performance-based practices. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
SEAN SHIM-BOYLE: JackBy Swagato Chakravorty
To walk into Jack, Sean Shim-Boyle’s first exhibition at Jane Lombard Gallery, is to walk into a space where things are off-kilter, amiss, just slightly wrong.
The Otolith Group: A Lost FutureBy Swagato Chakravorty
A Lost Future, at the Rubin Museum of Art, is a tripartite exhibition that forms part of the museum’s year-long exploration of “the future.” Curated by Beth Citron, the Rubin’s curator of modern and contemporary art, the show opened on February 23 and runs through January 28, 2019.
Bruce Nauman: Disappearing ActsBy Swagato Chakravorty
Some artists and exhibitions can be summarized into a set of statements, the fundamentals of the work distilled. Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts is not among those.
Looking for Lumia:
By Swagato Chakravorty
Thomas Wilfred’s Forgotten Art of Light
It is possible to experience the exhibition Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light (Yale University Art Gallery, February 17 – July 23, 2017) in reverse-chronological order, since one may enter the gallery from either end.
“The Primary Event was the Performance”: Anthony McCall’s Play with LightBy Swagato Chakravorty
Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works at Pioneer Works is a triumph of an exhibition that is deservedly attracting massive audiences.