The chair sculptures are comprised of a steel frame that has been painted black with the seat and back upholstered with woven, text-adorned polyester straps. The writing on the chairs ranges from 'WHO
'The closer you get to the real thing, the stronger the pull of the opposite force becomes. It feels like they are trying to kill you.'
Palimpsest —a manuscript or document where the original writing has been erased and written over but which still bears the traces of what was there before—is the title of the main show at Lismore A
As we watch, Syms cues us in on our personal performance of moving through the space. The role of surveillance is not static but one that constantly shifts through different apparatuses, ultimately re
A funny thing happened while I was researching Martine Syms, whose solo exhibition, Incense Sweaters & Ice, is currently on view at the Graham Foundation in Chicago. The thirty-year-old artist, who
Now, Grand Calme is a full body immersion into Sym’s interior world. The artist’s neurotic, chaotic internal narrative is laid bare across the gallery’s four walls in a visual threat map—a digital d
Sativa Football Club play every Sunday on a tiny five-a-side pitch on the fringes of Cypress Park, a largely Latino area of northeast LA. This is where I found the artist Martine Syms one hot Sunday i