Simmons, William J.Interview with Amalia Ulman.” Flaunt Magazine, 2015.Abstract
Somewhere between Chris Burden and Cindy Sherman, artist Amalia Ulman is a fearless investigator of popular culture who is unafraid to use her own body as a critical tool. Her much-lauded 2014 series Excellences and Perfections involved a five-month Instagram performance wherein Ulman took on the persona of an ingénue in search of stardom—a revival, perhaps, of Naomi Watts’s character in the David Lynch classic Mulholland Drive(2001). What Ulman points to that Lynch did not is the “realities” of extreme plastic surgery culture, something that might have changed the haunting story of Betty, Diane, and Rita entirely.
Simmons, William J."The Human Soul Weighs Three to Four Ounces" - Cover feature on Drømsjel a.k.a. Pierre Schmidt.” LOST WKND, 2015, 1, 1.
Simmons, William J.Labor Day Previews: Nadia Haji Omar/Bayne Peterson at Kristen Lorello and Samuel Laurence Cunnane at Theodore: Art.” ArtCritical, 2015.
Simmons, William J.Eliot Sumner.” Flaunt Magazine, 2015.
Simmons, William J.Cover Feature: Julie Mehretu.” Flaunt Magazine, 2015.
Simmons, William J.True to Form: Deborah Kass Shakes Up the Canon.” Modern Painters (2015). deb_kass_mp_december_2015.pdf
Simmons, William J.John Divola at Galeria Pedro Alfacinha.” Aperture, 2015.
Simmons, William J.Show text for Ulterior Motif at the Painting Center, NYC.” The Painting Center, 2015.
Simmons, William J.Interview with Edgar Arceneaux and Frank Lawson on "Until, Until, Until.." for Performa 15.” Flaunt Magazine, 2015.
Simmons, William J.; David Getsy. “Appearing Differently: David J. Getsy in Conversation with William J. Simmons.” In Pink Labor in Golden Streets: Queer Art Practices. Berlin: Sternberg Press and Vienna Fine Arts Academy, 2015. Link to publisher appearing_differently_abstractions_trans.pdf
and Simmons, William J., Tom Cugliani David Cohen. “Holliday's Joy.” In Frank Holliday. Rome and Singapore: Carlo Cambi Editore and Partners & Mucciaccia, 2015. Link to publisher
Simmons, William J. “Interview - Valerie Steele: Fashion's Egghead.” Musee, 2015. Link to interview
Simmons, William J. “Feature: Ivy Levan in Flaunt Magazine.” Flaunt Magazine, 2015.
Simmons, William J. “Marilyn Minter at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston.” Frieze, 2015. Link to review mm_in_frieze_better_version.pdf mm_color_pdf.pdf
Simmons, William J. “Hands Over Head: Interview with Jack Pierson.” Art in America, 2015. Link to interview
Simmons, William J. “Ida Applebroog at Hauser and Wirth.” Modern Painters, 2015. Link to review
Simmons, William J. “Josef Astor "Displaced Persons" at Participant, Inc.Aperture, 2015. Link to review
Simmons, William J. “Betty Tompkins: Fuck Paintings.” Flash Art, no. 303 (2015). Link to Flash Art 303_jas_15_features_betty_tompkins.pdf
Simmons, William J.Judy Chicago: Artist in Focus.” BBC/Public Catalogue Foundation, 2015. Full text
Simmons, William J. “Luca Dellaverson at Jack Tilton Gallery.” Artcritical, 2015. Link to review