Friday, November 20, 2020

3 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now - The New York Times

THE NEW YORK TIMES
Paul Chan’s “Spekulieren (to speculate),” from 2020, which gives a panoramic sweep to this year of pandemic and protest.Credit...Paul Chan and Greene Naftali
Leilah Babirye’s luminous sculptural figures, Luigi Ghirri’s vintage photographs, and Paul Chan’s Wittgenstein drawings. This fall, the artist Paul Chan, whose varied art career has included animation and inflatable tube-man sculptures, published the first-ever English-language edition of what Wittgenstein called the “Dictionary for Elementary Schools” through his own Badlands Unlimited Press. Working in black ink at a large scale, and with his left hand (he’s a righty), Mr. Chan achieves a thrilling kind of naïveté. The drawings feel at once guileless and fully formed, like thoughts plucked fresh from the artist’s head. [More

Through Dec. 19. Greene Naftali, 508 West 26th Street, Manhattan; (212) 463-7770, greenenaftaligallery.com.