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Godard’s “Goodbye to Language”: The Importance of a Dog

by Whitney Kimball on September 18, 2014
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Godard gets the last laugh on the critics, and the world, in “Goodbye to Language”– what might be his last film. It is spectacular.

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Recommended Shows: Beyond Chicago EXPO

by Robin Dluzen on September 17, 2014
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CHICAGO —EXPO Chicago week is upon us. Let’s assume you’ll spend at least some small amount of time at the piers for the fair. But let’s also assume you’ll get sick of it. When that happens, check out some of the local exhibitions on our list of recommended shows. Or take the “Art After Hours” program on Friday night shuttle bus tour. It’s free and everyone likes free!

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This Week’s Recommended Shows: Humanity and Teenage Girls

by Paddy Johnson on September 15, 2014
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This week we recommend Jane Corrigan at Kerry Schuss, Stephen Shore at 303 Gallery and more.

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We Went to Chelsea: A Fuck You to Margaret Thatcher

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on September 12, 2014
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Whitney: Scott King’s graphic short story was a solid, if simplistic, ‘fuck you’ to top-down charity models where the people with lots of money make all the decisions about how money would best be redistributed to poor people.

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We Went to Chelsea: The Timelessness of Horse Clusters

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on September 12, 2014
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More big reasons for big sculptures for big galleries. *Sigh*

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We Went to Chelsea: Too Much Taste

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on September 11, 2014
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“Early Hand” is more calculated than it lets on.

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We Went to Chelsea: Nick Cave’s Thrift Store Golliwogs

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on September 11, 2014
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Paddy: Honestly, I want the suits back.

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Brian Calvin’s Dewy-Eyed Girls: The Same Is Not the Same

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on September 10, 2014
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Whitney: Despite lack of original subject matter, this was, surprisingly, one of the best shows we saw all day.

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We Went to Petzel: We May Never Return

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on September 10, 2014
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Our takes on Allan McCollum and Walead Beshty’s shows at Petzel.

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Here and Elsewhere: A Portrait of the Global Art Economy

by Corinna Kirsch on September 8, 2014
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It’s unfortunate, then, that the lessons I got out of Here and Elsewhere, the New Museum’s current exhibition of art from the Arab World, weren’t the least bit challenging. We’re told contemporary art should look like other contemporary art and exhibitions, and that if that art is political, it should reference past events. That’s not much of a lesson plan.

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