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Jul 01 2020
“Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon”
Curated by Michelle White   Allora & Calzadilla’s recent works have intervened in culturally and politically charged sites in Puerto Rico by way of surreal juxtapositions: installing Dan Flavin’s
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The Guardian

Jul 01 2020
Film Title Poem review – scratched, dancing, scrunched-up celluloid

Jennifer West’s experimental piece is a strange reverie on disposability in which analogue footage of film title cards is physically distressed

A cheese dream of strangeness is one way to describe this brief experimental piece from 2016 by the Los Angeles artist and collagist Jennifer West, who scratches, distresses and generally scrunches up celluloid film stock and then makes digital files of the results.

In Film Title Poem, she has taken analogue footage of film title cards (evidently from DVDs or YouTube, as the progress bar is often to be seen alongside the bottom of the screen), and done so in semi-darkness, with these images weirdly and incompletely picked out with a torch, as if being discovered by a burglar. The point of this darkness is presumably so that all the vivid shapes and lines and doodles that have then been scratched on to the physical surface of the film will show up white more clearly.

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Jul 01 2020
Secundino Hernández
Secundino Hernández: Dreaming of Wild Honey 23 June–25 July 2020 Victoria Miro on Vortic One of the most dynamic painters of his generation, Secundino Hernández is celebrated for a spirited enquiry
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The New York Times

Jul 01 2020
Defenders of Roosevelt Statue Converge on Natural History Museum
Defenders of Roosevelt Statue Converge on Natural History Museum
Last week it was decided to remove the image because it evoked racism and colonialism. Sunday, the other side turned out.
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The Guardian

Jul 01 2020
Which famous Royal Academician painted this? The great British art quiz

The Royal Academy set today’s quiz, which lets you explore the art collections of British museums closed due to Covid-19 – while answering some fiendish questions along the way

This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions.

Today, our questions are set by the Royal Academy of Arts. The RA Collection began with the foundation of the Royal Academy over 250 years ago, comprising works of art to help teach and inspire students at the RA Schools, and diploma works given by the artists themselves upon election to the Academy. The collection ranges across historic and contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography, silver and furniture, as well as the library and archive.

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Jun 30 2020
'Quick! Chase that Double Gloucester!' England's strangest hobbies – in pictures

From second world war re-enactment to cheese rolling, Orlando Gili set out to capture bizarre English pastimes – many put on hold this year due to coronavirus.

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Jun 30 2020
Istanbul Photo Awards 2020 – winners announced

Istanbul Photo Awards 2020, organised by Anadolu Agency, has announced the winners in four categories of the annual competition: single news, story news, single sports and story sports

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The New York Times

Jun 30 2020
Ten Signature Images From Milton Glaser’s Eclectic Career
In his graphic designs, he mingled Dürer with de Chirico, Breuer with Klimt, Islamic ornament with African textiles.
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The Guardian

Jun 30 2020
Germany's new sculpture garden – the perfect post-lockdown attraction

A contemporary art collection in the grounds of a castle north-west of Berlin is a bold addition for a quiet part of Brandenburg

Dr Loretta Würtenberger – tall and clad in a flowing black summer dress – greets me with a casual coronavirus-style elbow-bump on the grounds of her new home, Schlossgut Schwante: an 18th-century baroque castle she bought with her husband Daniel Tümpel last year. Both well-established in the art market, the couple have transformed the castle grounds into a sculpture park featuring works by German and international artists, such as Tony Cragg, Maria Loboda, Dan Graham, Hans Arp, and Carsten Nicolai.

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Jun 30 2020
“Psychic Plumbing”
On the white landing page of the website www.thecanarytest.com, two surveillance-style live feeds appeared side by side and a time signature gave the current hour, minute, and second in Pacific Standard
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Jun 30 2020
Gracie DeVito
A long time ago, I saw a video of Gracie DeVito worming out of a hole in a wall. The act was simple, and even under the aegis of performance art (it was a gallery wall), it made the crossed-armed
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Jun 30 2020
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Jun 30 2020
Daniel Birnbaum on Germano Celant
THERE ARE ENDLESS STORIES about Germano Celant, the truly imposing impresario who died of Covid-19 in April at the age of seventy-nine. Since his passing, he has been called the “North Star of
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Jun 30 2020
Samuel R. Delany
Samuel R. Delany is a novelist and critic. His most recent books include Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders (2012, Magnus Books) and The Atheist in the Attic (2018, PM Press). He lives in
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Jun 30 2020
Wade Guyton
Curated by Yilmaz Dziewior with Leonie Radine THE DEVIL’S HOLE is a view into the abyss. The diptych’s two panels depict reddish light transforming layers of rock into the twists and folds of a
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Jun 30 2020
Kimber Smith
“Cosmically we find that matter organizes around centers, which are often marked by a dominant mass,” the gestalt psychologist Rudolf Arnheim once said, but “we cannot be grateful enough for living in
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Jun 30 2020
Alison Rossiter
“Every photograph is a certificate of presence,” wrote Roland Barthes in his 1980 book Camera Lucida, the final and most personal of his many engagements with the medium. The presences Barthes had in
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Jun 30 2020
Zsófia Keresztes
Five years ago, the artist Audrey Wollen shook the internet with her “Sad Girl Theory,” proposing the notion of female sadness as a mode of politicized resistance that runs counter to the “lean-in”
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Jun 30 2020
Maja Ruznic
Everything appears to be in a state of constant and inevitable change in the exquisite paintings of Maja Ruznic. A range of mark-making methodologies leaves the images wraithlike, insinuating echoes of
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Jun 30 2020
Ida Panicelli on Germano Celant
PARIS, JUNE 1981. Germano Celant and I are drinking at a bar after the opening of his exhibition “Identité italienne. L’art en Italie depuis 1959” (Italian Identity. Art in Italy Since 1959) at the
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Jun 30 2020
PROJECT: FATIMA JAMAL
I AM THE WRITER AND DIRECTOR of the film No Fats, No Femmes. My practice considers those [of us] discarded (“the least of these”) and disappeared from Black collective imaginings and networks of
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Jun 30 2020
1000 WORDS: CY GAVIN
ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, night three of New York City’s curfew, the mayor’s gutless try at repressing the conflagrant uprisings for Black lives, Cy Gavin and I checked in on each other. Cy was upstate,
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Jun 30 2020
Julian Charrière
The earliest signs of nature gone awry in the classic 1954 black-and-white Godzilla are essentially moments of monochromatic abstraction: A glimmer of light roils the ocean’s surface from below, then
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Jun 30 2020
Alex Kitnick on the public art of Lower Manhattan
THE MUSEUEMS ARE CLOSED but the sculptures are still there. Memorials and monuments, too. If you’re in Lower Manhattan, you can ramble along the Irish Hunger Memorial’s serpentine path, a rugged
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Jun 30 2020
Nasser Rabbat on “Inspired by the East”
ORIENTALIST PAINTING dates back at least to the Renaissance but was especially popular from the early nineteenth century to the early twentieth, a period that tellingly coincided with the heyday of
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Jun 30 2020
PROJECT: OROMA ELEWA
AS AN ARTIST, I reflect on my personal experiences and explore ideas that hold social, cultural, political, and racial import for me. I am especially interested in contemporary womanhood and facets
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Jun 30 2020
PROJECT: SYDNEY VERNON
AS AN ART STUDENT AND A BLACK WOMAN, I—and my practice—am in the constant state of becoming. I currently use drawing to problematize the image of Black life in Western portraiture. I collect found
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Jun 30 2020
“Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945”
Curated by Barbara Haskell with Marcela Guerrero, Sarah Humphreville, and Alana Hernandez FOR THE SECOND TIME since its relocation, the Whitney Museum of American Art appropriated the word America
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Jun 30 2020
Gary Simmons
Honey’s back for a return engagement in Gary Simmons’s new paintings, this time with her boyfriend, Bosko; both characters hail from the Looney Tunes animated cartoons that captivated audiences in the
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Jun 30 2020
Chloë Bass
I’ve gotten to know Wayfinding well. Every day I walk by some, if not all, of the twenty-four signs that compose Chloë Bass’s meditative, ever-unfolding, treasure hunt–like installation in Harlem’s St.
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Jun 30 2020
Adrian Morris
Three paintings of mullioned windows, precisely rendered but curiously off-kilter, hung in a row at Essex Street as part of the late British artist Adrian Morris’s first solo exhibition in the United
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Jun 30 2020
“Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics”
Let’s stop promoting the nefarious free-market myth that sustainability is a choice, as if it were something that could be plucked from a delectable buffet of options. The at-hand presence of resources
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Jun 30 2020
Luchita Hurtado
Isolated in your apartment, you are lonely, stressed, bored. You walk into the kitchen and see the bowl of apples and the dishes in the sink. You’re getting nothing done; maybe you’re resorting to bad
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Jun 30 2020
Celeste Olalquiaga on the value of relics
WHILE WESTERN CULTURE celebrates sight, sound, taste, and smell in the visual arts, music, gastronomy, fragrance, and more, touch is the sole sense that has been largely relegated to the realm of
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Jun 30 2020
Paul B. Preciado on Revolution
APRIL 23, PARIS IT’S HARD TO SAY HOW IT STARTED, whether the beginning of this revolution was the first #MeToo hashtag or the 1975 occupation of Lyon’s Saint-Nizier Church by some one hundred sex
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Jun 30 2020
Zack Hatfield on LaToya Ruby Frazier’s “The Last Cruze,” 2019
PEOPLE IN MOTION. This was General Motors’ slogan when Sherria and Jason Duncan were hired at the company’s factory on the edge of Lordstown, Ohio, around the turn of the millennium. Sherria’s mother,
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Jun 30 2020
Alina Szapocznikow
I didn’t know it at the time, but the day I went to see “To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962–1972” would be, in light of the Covid-19 lockdown, my last day on the streets of London for a
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Jun 30 2020
Nancy Brett
When I first saw Nancy Brett’s work, around 1990, she was making landscape paintings. I couldn’t quite tell how much direct observation might have gone into them, but they seemed rooted in reality
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Jun 30 2020
RJ Messineo
RJ Messineo’s recent works emphasize painting as a process of accumulation. In ten pieces gradually assembled over twelve months, Messineo painted the view from her studio window, recording fluctuating
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Jun 30 2020
Tina Girouard
On a visit to her native southwestern Louisiana around 1970, Tina Girouard inherited eight lengths of patterned 1940s silk from her mother-in-law, who had been given the material by a relative named
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Jun 30 2020
PROJECT: JAMAL CYRUS
When I was twenty in 2014, Jamal Cyrus invited me to join him as a mentee of sorts on a trip to the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. The subject of his inquiry was the 1967 police riot at Texas
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Jun 30 2020
PROJECT: ENIOLA DAWODU
Aṣọlà ńkí, kí a tó ki ènìyàn. (We greet the cloth before we greet its wearer.)  —Yoruba proverb   WITH REVERENCE FOR THOSE who wore and wove before, I privilege ancestral African textile and
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Jun 30 2020
Ciarán Finlayson on Dawoud Bey’s Untitled #14 (Site of John Brown’s Tannery), 2017
SET BACK ON THE FAR SIDE OF A FIELD, in an overgrown backyard, a modest farmhouse is bisected by the silhouette of a tree. Just out of reach of its branches, billowing clouds overtake a pocket of
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Jun 30 2020
Felicity D. Scott on "Countryside, The Future"
“COUNTRYSIDE, THE FUTURE” opened at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on February 20, 2020. On March 13, the show prematurely closed, joining the ranks of exhibitions and public events interrupted
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Jun 30 2020
Alex Anderson
The “splashing sweat” emoji (????) was initially intended to denote physical exertion. Since its debut in 2015, though, it has been collectively wrangled in that semipublic semiotic rodeo known as
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Jun 30 2020
Tim Griffin on Hal Foster’s What Comes After Farce?
What Comes After Farce?, by Hal Foster. New York: Verso, 2020. 224 pages. SURVEYING OUR CULTURAL LANDSCAPE through the prepositional prism of after is hardly a new approach among critics and
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Jun 30 2020
PROJECT: JA’TOVIA GARY
THROUGHOUT MY LIFE AS AN ARTIST, there has been space created for me, opportunities offered up generously. Curators, teachers, fellow artists, writers, and thinkers I admire have all gone out of
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Jun 30 2020
PROJECT: JAZMINE HAYES
MY INTERDISCIPLINARY PRACTICE holds conversations concerning erased histories of the African diaspora and explores the ways in which they are preserved and reproduced through cultural traditions.
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Jun 30 2020
Daniel Marcus on Keith Haring’s Once Upon a Time, 1989
“BY THIS TIME—1985—things have seriously changed in New York, and in my life, because the horror of AIDS had come to light.” The words are Keith Haring’s, quoted in his biography. For Haring, as for
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