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Finding Humanity in the Humidity: An Art Trip to Texas

by Corinna Kirsch on July 18, 2014
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There’s a type of summertime heat in the Gulf states that will turn even the hardiest of souls into a single ball of sweat. Not even air conditioning cannot save you. Summer’s really not the best season for art, and the galleries tend to know that; they slow down just like the rest of their sticky city-dwellers. And yet, a scant few do get out, and try to see art though most of the galleries have gone on vacation.

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New York Goes to Texas: The Texas Contemporary Art Fair

by Corinna Kirsch on October 19, 2012
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There’s plenty of reasons for starting an art fair, but you rarely hear the line about non-profits yearning for one. That’s the story behind the Texas Contemporary Art Fair which gets underway this week at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center (which intentionally looks like a big boat). Run by Brooklyn-based artMRKT Productions, the fair looks impressive, and reflects its growing reputation in the contemporary art world.

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