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This Week’s Must See Events: No Rest for the Weary

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on March 31, 2014
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Any art nerd who’s dreaming of taking this week off needs to take another look at their calendar. Galleries across the city are opening new shows, and there are plenty of talks too. Between art star Matthew Barney’s tell-all talk with Sir Norman Rosenthal at The 92nd Y this and upcoming talent Sara Cwynar’s show opening at Foxy Production this Friday, you’ll not lack art to see and discuss.

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Take Your Time: Museum Hours, The Quiet Room, and Mariner 9 in Review

by Paddy Johnson on September 10, 2012
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As I wrap up my visit at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, I’ve begun to notice an emerging theme: duration. I’ve already complained at length about the run time of Spring Breakers, but there’s plenty more to discuss in the Wavelength and Future Projection programs. Jem Cohen’s feature film Museum Hours and Liang Yue’s installation The Quiet Room, at The Gladstone, both offer notable examples of a work playing off slow pacing, while Kelly Richardson’s Mariner 9 at The ROM fits the bill a little less successfully.

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