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The Bruce High Quality Foundation’s “Ode to Joy” at the Brooklyn Museum

by Corinna Kirsch on July 19, 2013
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The Bruces might not appeal to everyone, but their work is for everyone. Regrettably, the exhibition does not show this side of the Bruces, and it doesn’t do justice to the foundation’s varied projects, the more interesting of which cannot be represented in this, or possibly any, exhibition.

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The Week in Negative Reviews

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on October 15, 2012
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Jason Foumberg does not like “This Will Have Been” at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, James Panero disavows the New Museum, and Adrian Searle deals with some curdled milk.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Work in Progress

by Paddy Johnson on August 1, 2012
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Back in March, Facebook launched Timeline, a redesign that allows users to fill in milestones and user histories all the way back to their births. Five months later, nobody I know has done much with the feature, but I have noticed a few art institutions starting to fill out their histories. I figured they already had websites that hosted a lot of the same information, so I spoke to a few staff members about their objectives for Timeline and how it was working out.

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The Future Looks Grim: “Museums and the Pulse of the Future”

by Corinna Kirsch on July 19, 2012
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Museums are dealing with higher taxes and dried up federal funds, and the future doesn’t look much better. So says TrendsWatch 2012: Museums and the Pulse of the Future, a report just released by the American Association of Museums (AAM). It’s a good, important read for anyone interested in seeing how museums have been dealing with the economic downturn, and how they’ve been using technology to help buffer the financial strain. One thing is certain: museums are entering a new era.

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Slideshow: Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

by Paddy Johnson and Christopher Schreck on November 21, 2011
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The Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Hide/Seek” opened this weekend and we’ve got the slideshow to prove it. The much lauded traveling show about how gender and sexual identity has shaped American portraiture became a point of contention in conservative circles last year after the Catholic League described the piece as an “outrageous use of tax payer money”. In response, Republicans took up the mantel, and Smithsonian Director Wayne Clough removed David Wojnarowicz's video “A Fire in My Belly” from the show at The National Portrait Museum, a move that sparked much criticism.

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The Guggenheim, the Founder of MTV, and a Horde of Dealers and Artists Sign on for Artspace, the Latest Online Art Commerce Experiment – ARTINFO.com

by Art Fag City on March 29, 2011

The Guggenheim, the Founder of MTV, and a Horde of Dealers and Artists Sign on for Artspace, the Latest Online Art Commerce Experiment – ARTINFO.com – More of Jen Bekman’s Zombie Army. ArtSpace offers brand recognition: David Zwirner, The Guggenheim and The Brooklyn Museum, but it’s unclear what the collaborations with museums will offer. Are […]

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