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Opinion

Kenneth Goldsmith’s “Printing Out the Internet” Is Not About Trash

by Corinna Kirsch on June 26, 2013
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The art world is often extravagant. Opening dinners overflow with a cornucopia of earthly delights while paint, temporary walls, and tools get frittered away in the dumpsters outside. Resources like these get squandered all the time, and rarely does anyone raise an eyebrow. It’s surprising, then, to hear about the current trash-related protest against MoMA Poet Laureate and UbuWeb Founder Kenneth Goldsmith for his relatively small, but big-sounding paper-based project “Printing Out the Internet”.

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Reflections on Paul Schimmel’s Move to Hauser & Wirth

by Corinna Kirsch on May 24, 2013
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Nearly a year after Paul Schimmel’s controversial departure from MOCA as the museum’s long-standing chief curator in 2012, Schimmel has come out with his head high above water.

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The New Museum’s Ideas City Festival Gets an Upskirt Tent

by Corinna Kirsch on May 2, 2013
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This weekend, “MirrorMirror” will debut at the Ideas City festival. It might be fun, but it might be hell.

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I Can Live With Homogenized Tumblr Aesthetics

by Paddy Johnson on April 30, 2013
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Internet Archive will be accepting applications for week-long Tumblr residencies through June 1st. In an facebook conversation transcribed to Alt Crit, artist Nicholas O’Brien says he thinks the platform homogenizes aesthetic for the sake of individual “curatorial sensibilities”. Internet Archive’s Ian Aleksander Adams disagrees.

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The Art F City Campaign for a Magda Sawon Sculpture on the High Line

by Corinna Kirsch on April 23, 2013
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As part of “Busted”, the High Line is letting you nominate a special someone who’ll be turned into a sculpture.

That’s great news because we know who we want to see made into a sculpture on the High Line: Postmasters’ Magda Sawon.

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Confronting Inequity: Do We Really Need a Make-A-Wish Foundation for Famous Artists?

by Whitney Kimball on March 28, 2013
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How much did Nick Cave’s subway ads cost, anyway?

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Brad Troemel On Parsing The Accidental Audience

by Whitney Kimball on March 21, 2013
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Is it really a misreading to mistake a photo of bacon in a hair straightener for a photo of bacon in a hair straightener?

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The Death of Bohemia, Brought to You By Allan Kaprow

by Corinna Kirsch on February 13, 2013
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Bushwick artists be warned: bohemia ended without you.

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Flamers: Schjeldahl Versus Saltz

by Corinna Kirsch on January 15, 2013
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This week, we get two critics’ opinions on MoMA’s latest painting show, “Inventing Abstraction: 1910-1925″. Is it a “splendid historical survey” (Schjeldahl) or “history written by the winners” (Saltz)?

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Flamers: The Lowman Debate

by Corinna Kirsch on January 2, 2013
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In this week’s round up of vitriol-filled art criticism, Karen Rosenberg kinda sorta reveals her true feelings about Ed Ruscha, while Andrew Russeth suggests Nate Lowman just quit. But does telling an artist to change careers ever have an effect? Lindsay Pollock might have the answer.

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