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The Terror and Thrill of Potential at Rhizome’s Seven on Seven

by Paddy Johnson on May 6, 2015
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A report on Rhizome’s Seven on Seven conference. More ambitious than ever. Results still a total gamble. Amazing.

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A Gallery Based on Facebook Hosts Fake Yelp Reviews of a Real-ish Bar

by Michael Anthony Farley on May 6, 2015
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Papa John’s Projects infiltrates Facebook with web-based art shows. A recent project by Meghan Gordon offers a surreal retrospective of SOME TIMES, an itinerant bar that pops-up across Los Angeles.

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We Went to the LES: Pam Lins at Rachel Uffner Gallery

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on May 1, 2015
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A stunning show of ceramic models based on photo documentation of VKhUTEMAS (The Higher Artistic and Technical Workshops), a Soviet school of art, architecture, and design founded in Moscow in 1920 that focused on model-making.

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We Went to the LES: Caleb Considine’s Excellent Sneakers at Bureau

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on May 1, 2015
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The show is a bit uneven, but that sneaker painting at the entrance makes any trip worth it IMO.

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We Went to Lisa Cooley and Thierry Goldberg: Good Painting, Bad Painting

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on April 30, 2015
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One show we liked. The other, not so much.

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We Went to the LES: Neil Goldberg at PARTICIPANT INC

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on April 30, 2015
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I don’t know how much thought about this is really warranted though. I mean, what is there to say about the relationship of dog-shit commerce to microphone butt-fucking?

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At the Whitney: Industry, Advertising, and Death Makes America Hard to See

by Paddy Johnson on April 27, 2015
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A closer look at the Whitney’s permanent collection exhibition America Is Hard to See.

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Art in Need of a More Open Engagement

by Corinna Kirsch on April 23, 2015
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I’m an art critic; I don’t often get asked about how I’m working toward revolution. Looking around the city’s museums and galleries, it’s hard to figure out how optically pleasant paintings enact social change. Outside the galleries, there’s activist groups like Occupy Museums or W.A.G.E. that nod to revolution by targeting institutions. Either way, the focus remains on art and art institutions, which can leave the soul feeling empty.

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Romancing the Stone: Sara VanDerBeek at the Baltimore Museum of Art

by Michael Anthony Farley on April 22, 2015
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In her new solo exhibition, Sara VanDerBeek considers neoclassical architecture as a link between the museum and memories of her hometown.

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