Criticism Without Borders

"Helena" by Jose Picayo PHOTOGRAPHY | José Picayo snaps striking portraits for Sept. 16 exhibit - Cuban-born Jose delves into paired portraits, one photograph of the back of a model’s head and another of the front.
Rodríguez Calero, "Transcendent", 1999, Acrollage painting, 24 x 18 in. NUYORICAN FIND | Caught in the glories of race in Rodriguez Calero’s urban paintings - I was so fascinated by the man in Calero's "Transcendent" that I kept circling back to it. Is it a black man? Oh, wait. The painter is a Nuyorican. What gives?
@ Randy Gener GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM | Cuban-American Conceptual artist delights with his curtain of golden beads - Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” Golden (1995) asks of gallery owners and curators to use these beads as room dividers through which any viewer must pass.
"Irises" (1890) by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise) METROPOLITAN MUSEUM | Seen live in New York, Van Gogh’s two “Irises” will knock you out - It provides a singular opportunity to reconsider Van Gogh's artistic aims and the impact of color fading on his intended results.