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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: The Roving Eye

by Paddy Johnson and Rea McNamara on February 1, 2016
Yes, this is a Lorna Mills GIF.

Yes, this is a Lorna Mills GIF.

Legacies, transitions and milestones loom largely in this week’s slate of events. Black History Month kicks off in Harlem tonight at the Schomburg Center with a panel featuring Juliana Huxtable and Kimberly Drew among others dwelling on Basquiat’s life and legacy. Further on the BHM-related tip, decolonial knowledge is dropped by Tabita Rezaire at MoCADA’s Window Gallery, and the representation of black and queer personhood is re-assessed in Sondra Perry’s selection of video works for MoMA PS1’s Sunday Session.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Save Yourself for the Weekend

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on January 25, 2016
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This might seem like a slow week of screenings and talks, but it’s probably best to save your energy for the weekend anyway. There is a lot to do.

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#WHITNEYPIPELINE Issues a Statement

by Hilary LeBeuf on April 20, 2015
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The organizers behind #WHITNEYPIPELINE have issued a statement in response to last week’s post.

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Amid the Art Fair Rush: “Expanding Museums” at Frieze Talks

by Corinna Kirsch on May 5, 2012
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Boy, was I wrong about what to expect from “Expanding Museums.” The panel, one of the Frieze Talk series of roundtable discussions and lectures held in conjunction with the Frieze art fair, should have been a rare opportunity to see the heads of New York museums chatting about “the current and future roles of contemporary art institutions.” Former New York Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff led the panelists, which included Glenn Lowry, Director of MoMA, Adam D. Weinberg, Director of the Whitney, and Sheena Wagstaff, Chairman of the Modern and Contemporary Art Department at the Metropolitan Museum.

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Do This Tonight: Thursday is for Michael Fried and Feminism

by Will Brand on January 5, 2012
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Your assignment for tonight: either go see Emily Roysdon’s open-call show at AIR, or ask Michael Fried to recite his poem about David Smith for you.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: The Best and Worst Exhibitions of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 21, 2011
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This week at the L Magazine I’ve put together a list of the best and worst exhibitions that stretches the term “exhibition” well beyond its intended use. That’s okay; art is not easily categorized. As for reflections, this was a good year for art. A lot of much needed change is here and on the horizon. From Occupy Wall Street, to ArtPrize, to Hennessy Youngman’s youtube channel, 2011 is the year art’s started to unravel a little.

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Sara Vanderbeek: To Think of Time in New York on 09/18/10

by Art Fag City on September 1, 2010
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Artist: Sara Vanderbeek: To Think of Time Date: Saturday, September 18th 2010 – Sunday, December 5th 2010 Venue: Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street It’s not exactly shocking to see curator favorite Sara Vanderbeek land a show at the Whitney this fall. Vanderbeek’s modernist-inspired, semi-abstract photographs of sculptures made and subsequently […]

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