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We Went to Mexico: Barbara Kruger and Juan Pablo de la Vega Take the Subway

by Michael Anthony Farley and Molly Rhinestones on January 19, 2017
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We went to two metro-related art shows in Mexico City. Both left us considering presentation issues.

Molly: The GIFS are dizzying but accurately reproduce my experience descending into the Barbara Kruger tunnel….
Michael: I really love each of Juan Pablo de la Vega’s photos, but as an exhibition I found myself wanting more. Perhaps it’s an issue of scale…

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The AFC Guide to Inauguration Resistance Actions

by Michael Anthony Farley on January 17, 2017
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I think I have more Facebook invitations to different demonstrations in Washington D.C. and New York this Friday than I have friends. If you live within a hundred miles of either city, it’s likely you already have inauguration protest plans. For those of us not presently near the respective political and media capitals, it can feel like we’re left out of the party. But don’t fret: we’ve reached out to artists in seven cities where we have a large number of readers—Baltimore, the Bay Area, Berlin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Philadelphia—and got the scoop on where you can go while joining us in the #J20 art strike. It’s incredibly inspiring to see hundreds of thousands of RSVPs across the country and beyond. And after the demonstrations, we’ve found some fun nighttime activities to raise funds and solidarity for the long fight ahead.

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The Timelessness of Sex, Violence, and Portraiture: Otto Dix at MUNAL

by Michael Anthony Farley on January 13, 2017
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In Mexico City, a collaboration between German and Mexican museums grapples with making sense of Otto Dix’s prolific and diverse oeuvre. It’s a wild success, largely due to a light curatorial touch.

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Claire Danes to Host New Art21 Program

by Michael Anthony Farley on May 26, 2016
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This is exciting. Claire Danes, Emmy and Golden Globe winner of My So-Called Life fame, will be hosting a new program from Art21: Art in the 21st Century.

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“Tierra de Esperanza” Is Yoko Ono Done Right

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 21, 2016
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Last year, MoMA’s Yoko Ono retrospective bombed by taking the fun (and guesswork) out of her work. But in Tierra de Esperanza at Muso Memoria y Tolerancia, Yoko Ono shines with work that’s interactive, alternately playful and political, and sometimes bizarre.

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