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Finding Light (And An Ode To The Ass) In The 2017 Whitney Houston Biennial

by Emily Colucci on March 23, 2017
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Seven small spray bottles labeled “Trigger Spray” and a packet of tissues emblazoned with “Your Feelings Are Valid” sit on a pedestal in a back corner of the Whitney Houston Biennial at Chashama. In a silly sendup of trigger warnings and safe spaces, the corresponding label for the work by Elana Langer lists humor along with the other materials. As it turns out, this isn’t just an ingredient in Langer’s piece. Humor is key to many of the all-women group show’s inclusions, which felt like a breath of fresh air with the doom and gloom of both the Whitney Biennial and the daily outrage of the Trump administration.

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Stella Forces Museum Closures, Delays Whitney Biennial Opening Gala

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 14, 2017
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Winter Storm Stella has forced most of the city’s museums to close today, including the Whitney. Today was supposed to mark the member preview and VIP gala for the Whitney Biennial.

Only MoMA stands tall against the storm.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Winter is Coming

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 13, 2017
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The week is of course dominated by two news items: The Whitney Biennial and The Wintery Downfall.

After the blizzard, Wednesday is a great opportunity to get yourself in the snowy mood, art-wise. Enjoy doses of culture from freezing, windswept regions, including Marsden Hartley’s Maine at The Met Breuer (if you’re missing the Whitney’s old digs) and Berlin-based Danish/Norwegian duo Elmgreen & Dragset in conversation with Dan Cameron at The Flag Art Foundation. Later, catch the Icelandic thriller Hevn at Scandinavia House’s New Nordic Cinema screening series.

Other highlights include Fort Gansevoort’s female-perspective sports show March Madness Thursday night and TRANSFER’s four year birthday party, which will feature affordable editions from some of our favorite digital artists.

Oh yeah, and make time to check out the Biennial. I’m told it’s good, but “traumatic”. An appropriately bleak show to match our physical and political climate?

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Artscape Diary: Three Days of Art Tourism in Baltimore

by Whitney Kimball on July 23, 2014
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Finding the weird amongst the Jeep tents in Baltimore’s Artscape festival.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Death to Normcore

by Whitney Kimball Corinna Kirsch Andrew Wagner on July 21, 2014
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This week comes at us with high-energy midsummer events, more group shows, and air-conditioned movie theaters.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Vintage Violence

by Whitney Kimball on May 19, 2014
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A good week for weird art.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Newscasters Make Art

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on March 24, 2014
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This week leaves us with very little time: Roberta and Jerry do a rare public joint interview, professional newscasters perform a Liz Magic Laser piece, and artists do stand-up. More stars emerge from the Whitney Biennial, a Greenpoint horror film premieres, and Abrons Art Center hosts a day for disabilities.

But make sure to clear your schedule for the most important event of all, our co-hosted panel on studio affordability.

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