Pope.L Invites Us to “Enter The Mess” When Things Fall Apart

installation view, The Ritual Is for All of usVielmetter Los Angeles, 2022 (photo by Jeff McLane, image courtesy the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles) LOS ANGELES — When asked by Martha Wilson about the affinity for contradiction within his work in a 1996 BOMB magazine interview, artist Pope.L pointed to his own family experiences as … Read more

NYC Exhibition Invites Viewers to Go for a Nap 

An overhead camera remains fixed on several asymmetrical, reddish tables. Atop the jaunty tables rest orderly groups of items — a grid of plastic baggies; a line of paper packets — whose details aren’t discernible from this camera vantage. The unventful scene is live streamed on Twitch as part of Sprout Hinge Nap Wobble, a … Read more

“Assembly Required” at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation Invites You to Act – ARTnews.com

A WORK TO BE STEPPED ON, announces an index card placed on the floor of the gallery. The label is positioned next to a scrap of canvas, inviting visitors to traverse the tattered fabric. Yoko Ono’s Painting to be Stepped On (1960/61) is one of many works in the Pulitzer Arts Foundation exhibition “Assembly Required” … Read more

Rome’s New Cooking Museum Invites Visitors to Feast With Their Eyes

Page spread from The Opera of Bartolomeo Scappi (1570), a cookbook written by the private chef of Pope Pius V (all images courtesy Museo della Cucina) If there’s one thing Italians are known for, it is zipping around on Vespas without a care in the world — but a close second would of course be … Read more