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HIV/AIDS Goes Art History In “Art AIDS America” At The Bronx Museum

by Emily Colucci on July 29, 2016
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What is lost when HIV/AIDS becomes art history? A lot, as it seems.

As HIV/AIDS gets revisited by a slew of recent exhibitions, books and films, the real continued emotional impact of the disease is in danger of being replaced by a distant historical interest. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Bronx Museum’s current exhibition Art AIDS America.

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Frieze New York in Pictures

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on May 4, 2016
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Every fair has its share of highlights and Frieze is no different. A few images of the art, the people and, yes, the food, for your enjoyment.

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This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Dick Pics, GIFs, and Psychic TV

by Michael Anthony Farley and Rea McNamara on September 28, 2015
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With a few exceptions, such as Lorna Mills’ At Play in the Field of the Lord opening Saturday at TRANSFER, there doesn’t seem to be an overwhelming number of great shows opening this week. Which is kind of nice, actually. Take some time get the most out of art instead of rushing around to see it all. Tomorrow night, head to James Concannon’s book launch and leisurely leaf through his collection of dick pics. Attend a lecture or take a tour with Visual AIDS and reminisce about the 80s. Head to a discussion about feminist art at Artists Space on Friday. And Saturday, spend six hours listening to experimental music and watching performances from Psychic TV and other genre-bending artists. If that hasn’t expanded your mind enough, head to MoMA on Sunday for a documentary about the surreal album art of Storm Thorgerson. After a few busy weeks, isn’t it nice to sit with art and relax?

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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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SLIDESHOW: Inside the New Whitney

by Paddy Johnson on April 23, 2015
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You gotta see this.

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This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Eat Turkey, See Art

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on November 24, 2014
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With family-friendly events like movies and a NSFW (and NSFF) events with butt coins.

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Stephen Koch on Peter Hujar: “If you’re Vincent, you’ve got to have your Theo.”

by Matthew Leifheit on October 15, 2013
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Stephen Koch is the author of The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop, The Breaking Point and Stargazer: The Life, World and Films of Andy Warhol. He is also an educator and owns and manages the archive of the tortured, downtown photographer Peter Hujar. We spoke at length about Hujar’s life—his friendship with Fran Lebowitz, Susan Sontag, his relationships with Paul Thek and David Wojnarowicz, and even his strained relation with Robert Mapplethorpe. The interview touches on the work Koch has done over the past twenty-five years, raising the late underground hero from self-imposed obscurity to widespread recognition.

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How Two Vocal Homophobes Are Sodomizing Art: Gertrude Stein Edition

by Whitney Kimball on January 20, 2012
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Remember that crazy-ass homophobe who spearheaded the successful campaign to censor Hide/Seek at the Smithsonian Museum? The same conservative sensationalist, Penny Starr, is now trying to censor a National Portrait Gallery exhibition featuring Gertrude Stein.

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Wednesday Links! Everybody’s Losing It

by Will Brand on December 7, 2011

  • Jerry Saltz tees off on the New Museum’s Carsten Holler show and the last five years of museum-friendly relational aesthetics. Highlight: “It would be impossible to imagine anyone getting anything from these works, except briefly distracted.” [NYMag]
  • Jonathan Jones tees off on the Turner Prize judges for not picking George Shaw, and particularly for accusing Shaw of conservatism. For reference, Shaw paints naturalistic, depopulated scenes from around his hometown. Highlight: “Art is now judged by criteria that are fundamentally pretentious and empty. I suppose it has to be, or all the pretentious and empty art that sells in galleries would lose its value.” [The Guardian]
  • In case you missed it, here’s an interview with Shaw that ran in the same paper back in February. Highlight: “I look at [my] work and its innate conservatism shocks me. When I was growing up, I thought I was going to be a really contemporary artist doing video and installation work, capturing the zeitgeist and all that, but”¦ Then, I realised I was just lying to myself.”” [The Guardian]
  • James Panero tees off on the Brooklyn Museum for bringing that veritable antichrist David Wojnarowicz (or the other billion artists in the show) to town. It’s three weeks old, but in our defense nobody we know reads the Post. Highlight: ‘Why wait for Black Friday to begin the tedious “War on Christmas”?’ [NY Post]
  • Apparently, some opera houses and theaters are now offering “tweet seats”, special marked-off areas where audience members are allowed to use their phones for the purpose of livetweeting. Ewwwwww. [LA Times]
  • The latest advance in cat memes is the Procatinator. Fear it.
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