Secret Behavior:

Secret Behavior is a new publication, centered on contemporary art and the human condition. The magazine is a creation of Brooklyn-based artist and curator James Gallagher, and the first issue – concerning themes of anonymity – includes writing and editing by me (and also my brother, Keith Newton). Secret Behavior is carried by Distributed Art Publishers, and will soon be available in specialty/curated bookstores; you can also purchase copies online.

Exhibition reviews from The Indypendent (Note: These reviews are generally edited by the newspaper staff, who also provide the headlines/titles. Longer versions of some of these articles may eventually appear on this blog.):

(forthcoming: a review of “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties” @ Brooklyn Museum; April, 2014)

“In Pursuit of Freedom” @ Brooklyn Historical Society; February, 2014

“Peter Schumann: The Shatterer” @ Queens Museum; December, 2013

“Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art” @ Grey Art Gallery, & “Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography” @ Schomburg Center; October, 2013

“¡CHILE VIVE!, Historical Posters from the Popular Unity Government (1970-73)” @ El Taller Latino Americano; September, 2013

“Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” @ Center for Book Arts, other venues; August, 2013

“A Different Kind of Order” @ International Center of Photography; July, 2013

Trevor Paglen @ Metro Pictures; February, 2013

Siyaka Taylor-Lewis @ Brecht Forum; December, 2012

Yayoi Kusama @ The Whitney Museum; September, 2012

Sharon Hayes @ The Whitney Museum; September, 2012

“Activist New York” @ The Museum of the City of New York; June, 2012

Diego Rivera @ The Museum of Modern Art; March, 2012

Sanja Iveković @ The Museum of Modern Art; March, 2012

“The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936–1951” @ The Jewish Museum; March, 2012

“HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” @ The Brooklyn Museum; January, 2012

Harun Farocki @ The Museum of Modern Art & Maurizio Cattelan @ The Guggenheim; January, 2012

“107 Stories Through Restaurant Workers Eyes” @ The Nathan Cummings Foundation; December, 2011

“No Comment” (Occupy Wall Street art exhibit); November, 2011

“The Struggle for Free Speech at CCNY, 1931-42” @ CUNY Graduate Center; October, 2011

“The Making of the Chinese New Working Class” @ Ludlow 38; August, 2011

“The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918” @ The Guggenheim & “Geometric Days” @ Exit Art; April, 2011

“The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: One Hundred Years After” @ NYU Open House & “Art/Memory/Place: Commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire” @ Grey Art Gallery; March, 2011

“Ladies First: Beyond 28 Days” @ The Brecht Forum; February, 2011

“FRACKING: Art and Activism Against the Drill” @ Exit Art; January, 2011

“Cuba in Revolution” @ The International Center of Photography; December, 2010

“Abstract Expressionist New York” @ The Museum of Modern Art; November, 2010

“Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism” @ The Jewish Museum; September, 2010

“Undercurrents: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art” @ The Kitchen and various locations; June, 2010

“After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy”@ The Bronx Museum & “VidéoStudio: New Work from France” @ The Studio Museum in Harlem; May, 2010

The Indypendent is a progressive newspaper based in New York City.

Gallery reviews from Harp & Altar:

January-February, 2013

November, 2011-January, 2012

October-November, 2010

October, 2009-February, 2010

May, 2009

October-November, 2008

May, 2008

November, 2007

December, 2006

September, 2006

Harp & Altar was a literary journal based in Brooklyn, New York.


Jonas Mekas @ James Fuentes LLC; November, 2010 (in The Brooklyn Rail)

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