This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Summer in the City
Art F City
Repossession at Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie Street
Through August 12
Kader Attia is probably my favorite living artist, so I’m thrilled to see him showing in the US again. In this exhibition, Attia, Tim Rollins & K.O.S., and Mickalene Thomas are positioned in dialogue through the medium of collage. All three raise questions about dominant art historical narratives and play with semiotics, so collage is a pretty natural medium, though I’ve never seen any of Attia’s collage work (at least of the 2-D variety). It’s not that often that we get to see his work at all—he mostly shows in Europe and the Middle East—so prioritize this show!