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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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Prospect.3, Notes for Now: The Lesser Biennial

by Paddy Johnson on October 31, 2014
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Does Prospect.3 live up to its predecessor? No.

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Benign Diplomacy: The Bushwick International Reviewed

by Joseph Henry on October 28, 2014
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What happens when the world comes to Bushwick.

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Crossing Brooklyn: Where Good Intentions Fail

by Whitney Kimball on October 17, 2014
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If you ran “post-gentrification Brooklyn” through an auto-art generator, we now know what the results would look like.

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Recommended Shows: Downtown, Michael Bell-Smith; Uptown, Saul Steinberg

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on October 15, 2014
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In perhaps the total opposite of Lorna Mills at OCAD (our previous post) Michael Bell-Smith envisions an Internet of banality; uptown, you can find a quiet overview of works by the thoughtfully puzzling New Yorker artist Saul Steinberg.

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