MBG Issue #200: A Party To End All Parties

Issue # 200A Party To End All PartiesNovember 9, 2012share with a friend:Steve McQueen, Current, 1999. Photo courtesy of the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York /Paris; and Thomas Dane Gallery, Londonfrom the editorSince 2003 this space has been host to countless opinions, introductions and questions. A forum for the editorial voice, it is the place where I and each … Read More

MBG Issue #199: Technicolor From Coast To Coast

Issue # 199Technicolor From Coast To CoastOctober 26, 2012share with a friend:Wade Guyton, U Sculpture (v. 6), 2007.  Mirrored stainless steel 24 x 22 x 53 ½ in. (61.5 x 55.9 x 136.1 cm). Artist proof, Edition of 3, 1 AP. Collection of the artist. ©Wade Guyton. Photograph by Ron Amstutz.from the editorThe idea of fall is in the air. … Read More

MBG Issue #198: Power Play

Issue # 198Power PlayOctober 12, 2012share with a friend:Emily Roysdon. Installation view of Pause, Pose, Discompose. Photo Credit: Sandy Carsonfrom the editorAnother art fair is on the horizon here in Houston as well as on the other side of the Atlantic. (Hot on the heels of Frieze New York, Frieze London opens to the public this weekend.) While Houston’s fairs … Read More

MBG Issue #197: Clues By The Thousands

Issue # 197Clues By The ThousandsSeptember 28, 2012share with a friend:“I Have Seen the Future” button, 1940. Image courtesy of the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation / Harry Ransom Center. The pin is currently on display in the Harry Ransom Center’s exhibition I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America.from the editorBefore you get to the … Read More

MBG Issue #196: Hearty Welcomes and Humble Pleas

Issue # 196Hearty Welcomes and Humble PleasSeptember 11, 2012share with a friend:Robert Kinmont, 127 Willow Forks (This is Who I Am), 2010, Willow, pine, birch plywood and maple, 84 x 153 x 45 inches. Courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York. (detail)from the editorWelcome back! We hope you had a restful and productive month while we were away on hiatus. … Read More

MBG Issue #195: Hold the Phones!

Issue # 195Hold the Phones!July 25, 2012share with a friend:Liz Glynn, III, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles. Photo: Calvin Lee. from the editorEveryone deserves a little break now and again. We here at …might be good are no exception. This issue marks our last issue of the summer as we take a hiatus throughout the month … Read More

MBG Issue #194: Tacks, Tape and a Level

Issue # 194Tacks, Tape and a LevelJuly 12, 2012share with a friend:Liam Gillick, From 199A to 199B. Image courtesy of the artist.from the editorNear the end of June I attended two openings at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies. Anti-Establishment, curated by Johanna Burton, and the subject of one of our Recommends this issue, was paired with Liam Gillick’s From 199A to 199B, curated … Read More

MBG Issue #193: Hotter Than Two Cats Fighting In A Wool Sock

Issue # 193Hotter Than Two Cats Fighting In A Wool SockJune 28, 2012share with a friend:Michael Jones McKean, The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms. Image courtesy of the artist.from the editorSummer is here. Alongside the increased predominance of images of the weather forecast appearing in social media feeds is the ubiquitous summer group show. Some are curated … Read More

MBG Issue #192: The Shoe Fits!

Issue # 192The Shoe Fits!June 14, 2012share with a friend:Kevin Cooley, Skyward (video still), 2012, 9 min 45 sec HD Video Installation, Copyright Kevin Cooley. Courtesy of Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX.from the editorAnother critical piece to the Austin art community’s rebuilding puzzle was put firmly in place yesterday with AMOA-Arthouse announcing it had hired Louis Grachos to fill its vacant E.D. position. … Read More

MBG Issue #191: Tickets, Please

Issue # 191Tickets, PleaseMay 29, 2012share with a friend:Joachim Koester, To navigate in a genuine way, into the unknown necessitates an attitude of daring, but not one of recklessness (movements generated from the Magical Passes of Carlos Castaneda), 2009, still from 16mm film. Courtesy of Joachim Koester, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin.from the editorIt’s hard for me to imagine a more thankless … Read More