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Now nearing 80, Barbara Kasten is not only a paragon of the constructed photograph—she’s also a key link between the aesthetic of high European Modernist rigor and American post-Pictures metaphotography. This month, the first U.S. survey of the artist—whose later style Frieze has labeled “hallucinogenic neo-baroque”—is going to be touring from UPenn’s Institute of Contemporary Art to the Graham Foundation in her hometown of Chicago.SHANNON EBNER “A Public Character” at ICA Miami, Oct. 8-Jan. 17 Since 2012, the New Jersey-born artist Shannon Ebner has been placing—and displacing—the letter ‘A’ in different odd corners of the American industrial landscape and photographing it for her “Black Box Collision A” series. Now, the text-besotted artist, whose cracker-crisp images perfectly balance the conceptual and the stylish, is receiving her first museum survey with a selection of her work at the hectic ICA Miami (the show will bounce from its current location to its new building in the Design District before its run is over). YOSHITOMO NARA Blum & Poe, Oct. 2 - Nov. 14
What is it that makes the little emo waifs of Yoshitomo Nara’s so immensely popular both in his native Japan and internationally? One might ask the same question of Mark Ryden’s porcelain-skinned Gothic nymphets—or the big-eyed urchins of Margaret Keane. It’s somewhat perplexing, but when it comes to Nara, the context he overlays on his characters—a kind of supercool, punk-rock nihilism with roots in street art—gives them a strangely convincing hipster vibe. And then, thank the heavens, he’s also a terrifically gifted painter. With a show of his new work, a series of thin paintings embedded in bowls called “Shallow Puddles,” coming to Japan this month, look less at his emotive iconography and more at the feats of virtuoso craftsmanship they occasion.JIM SHAW New Museum, Oct. 7 - Jan. 10 Jim Shaw’s work mines the visual culture of his childhood in 1950s suburban Michigan and the conceptual energy of his adopted city of Los Angeles, revealing the repressed impulses just under the surface of comic books, religious tracts, and amateur art. His show at the New Museum is the first major survey of the artist’s work in New York—a must-see for lovers of Americana’s darker underbelly. (And who isn't?) TYLER DOBSON 47 Canal, Sept. 25 - Oct. 25 When he’s not busy running his successful Greenpoint gallery Real Fine Arts, Tyler Dobson makes multimedia works evoking a kind of smirking nostalgia for suburban visions of adolescence; alternative rock, summer (or winter) houses, and New Yorker cartoons have all worked their way into recent installations. His new show at 47 Canal is called “A World Without Tears,” an apt description of the mystical land his work references. ED ATKINS Ballroom Marfa, Sept. 25 - Feb. 14 and Istanbul Biennial, through Nov. 1 Part of the up-and-coming generation of artists exploring the applications of 3D technology, Ed Atkins is known for his hyperreal yet decidedly non-narrative digital videos featuring superslick animated avatars created using motion-capture technology. Look out for his piece Even Pricks (2013) on view as a part of Ballroom Marfa’s new show “Äppärät,” as well as Hisser (2015), commissioned for the Istanbul Biennial. WALID RAAD MoMA, Oct. 12 - Jan. 31 Walid Raad has made a name for himself with his probing, 15-year exploration of the contemporary history of his native Lebanon, created under the auspices of the (fictional) artist collective the Atlas Group and extending into video, photography, archival research, sculpture, and writing. MoMA will host the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work in the U.S. this month, includiding selections from his ongoing new project Scratching on things I could disavow, focusing on the arts in the Middle East. MARTIN PURYEAR The Morgan Library & Museum, Oct. 9 - Jan. 10
While he’s best known for his large-scale sculptures employing traditional craft techniques coupled with a certain Minimalist smoothness, the American artist Martin Puryear has also produced a large body of drawings over the course of his decorated career. The Morgan Library & Museum shines light on this overlooked facet of his process in its new show “Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions,” featuring a selection of these drawings alongside prints and a handful of sculptures.