GalleriesWeekend

Knowledge About a Thing: Carroll Dunham’s Drawings

by Dan Nadel on September 24, 2016

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Drawings 1982-96 is a modestly titled but very revealing exhibition of drawings by Carroll Dunham, the bulk of which had been owned by Illeana Sonnabend, the artist’s New York gallerist from 1988 to 1994.

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MusicWeekend

K-Popsicle: Gfriend, Taemin, Red Velvet, Mamamoo

by Lucas Fagen on September 24, 2016

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Faced with the choice between genuine American pop music and the perfect facsimiles crafted by foreign scientist-geniuses running computer algorithms on said pop music (you think I’m exaggerating; read John Seabrook), I’d still pick the American stuff.

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Post image for ‘Southern Accent’ Is a Revolutionary Exploded Diagram of Southern Identity in Contemporary Art

As a lifelong resident of the South who often has cause to talk to people from elsewhere, I find that my accent is a recurring topic of conversation. Someone will wonder why I don’t have one, and seem astonished. Someone else will retort, “What are you talking about? He totally has one!” and seem amused.

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Post image for “The Point at Which All Ideas Fall Apart”: Fred Sandback’s Grand Illusions

Fred Sandback could be considered, and not without reason, as the purest and most unsparingly geometric member of a rigorously formalist generation, a cohort that included Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Richard Serra, and Sol LeWitt.

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Post image for Waiting to Pee in “America,” the Gold Toilet at the Guggenheim

While waiting in line to pee in “America,” a toilet cast in 18-karat gold and installed in a Guggenheim Museum bathroom, I ran into my friend Fritz Mead, who lives in a shack he built himself out of scrap wood in a backyard next to a skate bowl he also built himself.

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News

This Nude Statue of Donald Trump Could Be Yours!

by Claire Voon on September 23, 2016

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One of the infamous nude Trump sculptures that street art collective INDECLINE recently planted across the country could be yours to keep and hand down as a historic, horrific family keepsake.

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Galleries

Torpedoing the Masculinity of Military Power

by Seph Rodney on September 23, 2016

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Marianne Vitale’s exhibition at Invisible-Exports, Equipment, cannily alludes to the preening masculine vanity that comes to the surface through the machinery of military power.

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Post image for Rebooting a Landmark Series of Art and Technology Collaborations

The first large-scale art and technology collaborations that occurred in the United States are not as legendary as, for example, the 9th Street Show that launched the New York School of Abstract Expressionism, but they should be.

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Galleries

The Captivating Choreography of Emergency Drills

by Claire Voon on September 23, 2016

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Emergency evacuation drills, though necessary, are a pain.

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Post image for Shoddy Restoration Smooths Over a Stretch of China’s Great Wall

How do you repair crumbling, centuries-old sections of the Great Wall of China?

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