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Who’s Throwing Art Away? A Visit to Bob and Roberta Smith’s “Art Amnesty”

by Corinna Kirsch on November 26, 2014
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Who wants to throw away their art in public, with a bunch of other people? I don’t really know. I rid myself of sentences all the time (Welcome to my Mac trash bin!) but I wouldn’t announce it.

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Recommended Show: Samara Golden’s “The Flat Side of the Knife”

by Corinna Kirsch on November 25, 2014
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For those of us who chased fairies in our backyards and played with make-believe friends, there’s Samara Golden’s two-story trompe l’oeil installation—it’s one for the dreamers. More specifically, it’s for those who fantasize about a world beyond.

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At the High Museum, Rediscovered Civil Rights Photos Are Current as Ever

by Whitney Kimball on November 25, 2014
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When you compare a 1956 Life Magazine article to the 2014 news cycle, the two are not so far apart.

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Recommended from Detroit: Ed Fraga’s Shadowy Optimism

by Robin Dluzen on November 6, 2014
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The title of veteran Detroit painter Ed Fraga’s exhibition “Tabula Rasa” translates to “blank slate,” as a reference (in part) to the new direction he has taken his aesthetic.

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Recommended Shows: Fin de Siècle and Sara Greenberger Rafferty

by Corinna Kirsch on November 6, 2014
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With a potential frontrunner for best exhibition of the year.

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Recommended From Detroit: The People’s Biennial

by Robin Dluzen on November 5, 2014
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At the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s “People’s Biennial,” curators Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffmann have selected a group of established artists to, in turn, choose their own non-art world collaborators. But “outsider art” hardly begins to cover the kinds of creative practices on display.

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Recommended From Detroit: A Show About Artist Studios, Done Right

by Robin Dluzen on November 5, 2014
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It’s not a new idea to try and recreate the artist’s studio inside the gallery. “Material Affair,” though, fortunately proves that the idea can be carried out in a way that doesn’t fetishize the artistic process. “Material Affair” presents the artist’s studio not as a clichéd, Joyce Pensato-style, paint-splattered sanctuary, but alternately as a workshop, a storage facility, and a place of compiling and categorizing that contemporary, multidisciplinary artists will certainly find true to life.

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Prospect.3 at the New Orleans Museum of Art

by Corinna Kirsch on November 4, 2014
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A lot to say about Prospect at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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Raphael Rubinstein’s “The Miraculous”: On the Art of Futility

by Whitney Kimball on November 3, 2014
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Paper Monument’s latest, “The Miraculous” by Raphael Rubinstein, leads to the question– What’s the point of art?

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