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We Went to the New Museum: Kjartansson, Oleson, and Cuoghi

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on June 18, 2014
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In which we discuss Ragnar Kjartansson, Jeanine Oleson, and Roberto Cuoghi’s exhibitions at the New Museum.

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We Went to the New Museum: Camille Henrot

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on June 18, 2014
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We talk about Camille Henrot’s show “The Restless Earth”, which includes her video “Grosse Fatigue,” which won her the silver lion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. The award was justified.

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Songs of the Civil War: A Moving Performance at the Studio Museum

by Corinna Kirsch on June 11, 2014
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A year after the close of the American Civil War, America’s first homegrown musical, “The Black Crook,” premiered in New York. That timing probably has a lot to do with why the Broadway-style musical has come to be seen as American as apple pie. But it also now begs the question: Why aren’t there more singing Lincolns? For that, there’s Courtesy the Artists to fill the void. Made up of Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade from the performance group My Barbarian, Courtesy the Artists channeled the same type of zany, yet critical theatrics the group’s known for.

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Three Reviews of Three Bushwick Shows

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on June 6, 2014
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While Bushwick Open Studios inspired some pretty harsh criticism on this blog, we did leave the galleries with plenty to recommend. We saw shows at the NEWD Art Show, Interstate Projects, and English Kills.

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Bushwick Open Studios in Review: 17-17 Troutman

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on June 2, 2014
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In this edition of Bushwick Open Studios in Review, we look at what happened in the 17-17 Troutman building. We cover Onderdonk, Harbor Gallery, Roll Call, Ortega y Gasset, and Parallel Art Space.

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Revising History With the Nasher’s “Jazz Age” Retrospective

by Whitney Kimball on June 2, 2014
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On its first stop in a national tour, “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist” reintroduces viewers to a Harlem Renaissance painter who seems to have little to do with any movement at all.

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Open Engagement Sunday Recap: This Is Amazing

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on May 21, 2014
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Open Engagement, the conference for social practice art-makers opened ran for three days last weekend. The busiest day, Sunday, included presentations by Sara Reisman, Edgar Arceneaux with Kevin Krapf, Jay Erker, Piero Passacantando, Aliya Bonar, and Deana Haggag with Ginevra Shay.

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We Went To Chicago: The Horrors of Parenthood, The Strength of Drawings

by Robin Dluzen and Damien James on May 19, 2014
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Ana Casas Broda’s photographs of her young boys suckling on her breasts spark quite a bit of discussion. Her work is part of a larger show on motherhood called Home Truths at The Museum of Contemporary Photography. Also discussed: William J. O’Brien at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

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Rumstick Road: A Powerful Reconstruction of Mental Illness

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on May 16, 2014
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Elizabeth LeCompte & Ken Kobland’s reconstruction of Rumstick Road paints a morbid, but illuminating picture of the mental illness that ran through Spalding Gray’s family, and afflicted his mother.

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We Went to Chicago: From Heart to Hand at the Depaul Art Museum

by Robin Dluzen and Damien James on May 16, 2014
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Fantastic quilts.

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