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Henrik Olesen

Hoarding For History: “The Keeper” At The New Museum

by Emily Colucci on July 22, 2016
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I wonder what the crew of A&E’s guilty pleasure Hoarders would say about the New Museum’s recently opened exhibition The Keeper. With four floors of artists’ obsessions, the collecting impulse on view is more manic and compulsive than merely an academic archival interest. In fact, the exhibition looks a lot like the aftermath of a Hoarders Anonymous meeting.

Before attending the group exhibition, I expected the show might too easily and predictably engage with the current archival trend in contemporary art. I’m so glad I was wrong–I wasn’t looking forward to donning white gloves to paw through precisely organized archival boxes.

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AFC at The L Magazine: Portrait of the Robot as a Young Man

by Will Brand on July 25, 2012
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This week at the L Magazine, I review “Ghosts in the Machine,” an exhibition spanning twenty-five years of machine-related art, from outsider art to Op art to sci-fi.

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