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We Went to Copenhagen

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on September 20, 2012
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With a major art festival and the city’s largest art fair, September is the month to be in Copenhagen. We saw a ton of art and we noticed that at least half of the artists were American or non-Danes. Are there not that many Danish artists? Or do Danish collectors just need to get with the program? That being said, we brought back a surprising number of highlights and our travels hit on that one truism of gallery-going: you can find good and bad art no matter where you go.

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Art Copenhagen Takes Steps in a New Direction

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on September 18, 2012
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There’s no escaping New York. Ten minutes after arriving at Art Copenhagen on Sunday, we encountered our boss Paddy Johnson’s face in William Powhida’s “Cosmology” (2010), a zodiac chart dividing New York art world figures into destroyers, saints, and so forth, with captions describing their roles.

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Recommended Bushwick Open Studio: MaryKate Maher

by Paddy Johnson on May 31, 2012
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MaryKate Maher’s work is a little like a Matthew Ronay sculpture minus the steroids. She’s got the hand-made abstract sculptures and the discrete arrangements of objects, but skips the cum finish lines and hanging anal cupcake beads. Instead, Maher opts for scary. In one piece, a lamb—covered in what appears to be human flesh—has had one leg transformed into gold. In another, what appears to be a witch’s broom is coated repeatedly with black resin. When Maher tells us there’s no intended narrative, it seems like the spookiest answer possible.

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