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Friday Links: A Fight for the Library, and A Mixed Bag of Fireworks

by Whitney Kimball on July 5, 2013

Screen shot of confiscated fireworks, from the TSA's first Instagram post

  • Good news for stemming the tide in New York City: opponents of the New York Public Library’s imminent renovation have filed suit against the plan in New York State Supreme Court. Patricia Cohen reports: “The suit…accuses the library of violating its charter and the state’s Constitution by dismantling seven floors of stacks and removing books from the site. It also says the library failed to conduct an environmental impact review.” Critics have called the plan drastic and hasty, so if nothing else, this will at least force a conversation. [Times]
  • Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have won the contract to design the Hong Kong contemporary art museum M+, beating out competitors Toyo Ito and Renzo Piano. The museum’s expected to be Hong Kong’s Tate Modern. [LA Times]
  • Hrag Vartanian’s very informative review of the Bruce High Quality Foundation’s Brooklyn Museum show is a must-read for the uninitiated. In his opinion, the show itself could use some more of that clarity. [Hyperallergic]
  • In case you missed all the excitement, the TSA’s on Instagram! So far, they’re posting photos of confiscated weapons, all willy-nilly. As of this writing, they’ve posted 11 photos and amassed over 31,000 followers. #knives #grenades #travel. [Instagram]
  • The Times reviews are in. Karen Rosenberg writes that Ellen Gallagher’s survey is spread too thin, between the Tate and the New Museum. Not a huge surprise for a two-part retrospective of a mid-career artist. [Times]
  • People like cats, and Roberta Smith does, too. She reviews “The Cat Show” at White Columns, the second New York art event this summer to hold an adoption drive– the other being Flux Factory’s “Kitty City.” [Times]
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Flamers: The Lowman Debate

by Corinna Kirsch on January 2, 2013
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In this week’s round up of vitriol-filled art criticism, Karen Rosenberg kinda sorta reveals her true feelings about Ed Ruscha, while Andrew Russeth suggests Nate Lowman just quit. But does telling an artist to change careers ever have an effect? Lindsay Pollock might have the answer.

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Go See: Four Shows To See This Weekend

by Paddy Johnson on July 29, 2011
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Who wants to see some art? Marlborough’s POWHIDA travels for a lap dance at Ramis Barquet, Karen Rosenberg almost recommends MoMA’s Talk to Me, and for those who wish to stay home, Street Show at Eyebeam can now be downloaded.

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Massive Links! Matthew Collins’ Fuck-You to Art Writers | Jerry Saltz Tweet Watch | Will Trade Iguana For 360 Games

by Paddy Johnson on June 23, 2011
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This week on the Jerry Saltz watch, the critic complains about artists making work that looks like other artists. He also doesn’t like that Michael Fried doesn’t write about any women artists in his new book Four Honest Outlaws. To quote the critic, “WTF”. Also, Matthew Collins hates the art world, facebook ads are icky and um, who wants to trade some video games for an Iguana? We’ve got a Craigslist ad for you!

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Art Club: Anna Betbeze at Kate Werble Gallery

by Guy Forget on February 21, 2011
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It's been a rough couple weeks, with all the anticipation and all — but Art Club is finally here. Time to talk about Anna Betbeze's Moss Garden at Kate Werble. I came away from the show with a few things on my mind, and I suspect others did too.

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