ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 24, 2016

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This week, digitizing the Library of Congress, conceptual art in Britain, the context for Hellenistic art, the five genders of Native American cultures, pomo ethics, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Weekend Words: Plagiarism

by Weekend Editors on July 24, 2016

Federico Zuccaro,

“Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”

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Some of Robert Glück’s essays came my way in the 1980s via such publications as Poetics Journal.

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GalleriesWeekend

The Two Faces of Grace Jane

by John Yau on July 24, 2016

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Margot Bergman paints boldly simplified portraits of women on top of found paintings, which she salvages from flea markets.

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MuseumsWeekend

Upbeat and Edgy

by John Yau on July 24, 2016

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With the rise of artists desperate to align themselves with one compromised avant-garde tradition or another, it is useful to remember that Stuart Davis never fit in.

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Charles Yuen’s home in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, is comfortably domestic and suburban in feeling, which somehow surprises me, after having seen his zany and sardonic paintings earlier in the year at Studio10 in Bushwick.

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BooksWeekend

Squaring the Circle

by Elizabeth T. Gray Jr on July 23, 2016

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John Peck is the author of ten volumes of poetry, a psychoanalyst, translator of Euripides and C. G. Jung’s The Red Book, a poet under-appreciated by or unfamiliar to most, yet long and deeply admired by a cadre of serious poets and critics on both sides of the Atlantic.

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MusicWeekend

Eleven Stories by Brandy Clark

by Lucas Fagen on July 23, 2016

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Country singer Brandy Clark’s new album, Big Day in a Small Town, out since June, is rocking loud and jangling pretty, but the temptation to treat her foremost as a lyricist remains.

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GalleriesWeekend

Clowns Never Get Caught

by Stan Mir on July 23, 2016

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Political campaigns, like Jasper Johns’s painting, “Flag,” are based on dreams.

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Tucked into a side wall at Postmasters Gallery in Tribeca, as part of a handsome group show called Grayscale, there are five new drawings by William Powhida, one of which is titled “Is Donald Trump an Existential Threat? Or Just A Major Asshole…”

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