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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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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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Chicago Then and Now: Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists

by Robin Dluzen on August 26, 2014
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This film documents the history of Chicago’s most famous art movement that introduced the world to artists like Ed Paschke, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, and Karl Wirsum, and brings to light the lasting effects of the city’s 1960s-era avant garde on contemporary practitioners. In short, you should watch the movie.

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Kink Doesn’t Stink, But It Does Border On Banal

by Marc Boucai on August 19, 2014
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James Franco is constructing himself as a 21st century PT Barnum/Andy Warhol, taking viewers on a tour of our culture’s current sexual oddities.

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