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The Making of “Hamilton Fish”: Rachel Mason’s Eight-Year Saga

by Whitney Kimball on January 29, 2015
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“I do believe that there is cosmic synchronicity that we don’t understand,” Rachel Mason told me on a chilly night in her Long Island City studio. Eight years ago, she began researching an eighty-year-old newspaper story for her new opera “The Lives of Hamilton Fish”– the making of which, alone, is a long story.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Important Retrospective; Snowden Documentary; AFC Q&A’s

by Whitney Kimball on January 19, 2015
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AFC editors take panels by storm; Academy Award nominee Laura Poitras speaks at Artists Space; and the first U.S. retrospective of “one of the most prominent artists working in Southeast Asia” comes to the SculptureCenter.

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We Went to Soho: Dust Motes and Homoerotica

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on April 24, 2014
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We saw provisional painting, photos of detritus, and lots and lots of homorerotica.

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Triple Point: Sarah Sze at The United States Pavilion

by Paddy Johnson on May 31, 2013
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My theory on Sarah Sze’s installation at the United States Pavilion: The show is both a production-site and graveyard for the relics of an unnamed religion. Members of this cult worship reproduction technology and mass-produced items of any form.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: A Pioneering Band of Guerrillas. With Yes Men!

by Whitney Kimball on April 15, 2013
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Another week of art events dodge Chelsea altogether, as old New York meets new blood. Artists reclaim a New York landmark, cable TV art pioneers discuss the medium’s future, and a Yes Man speaks.

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