Post image for Stephen Westfall Unscrews His Grids Even More

Ten years ago, in an interview that I did with Stephen Westfall, he said that he was interested in a skewed grid because it looked as if “the whole thing could tremble and be knocked over.”

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Post image for Naked in the Berkshires: ‘Splendor, Myth and Vision’ at the Clark

Art and power have a strong mutual attraction; in the West, their passionately shared interest is the nude body – particularly the female one.

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Post image for The Lobster in Brief: Doctor Moreau and B.F. Skinner Captain the Love Boat through Orwell’s Dreams

Like the diabolical spawn of Franz Kafka and Michael Haneke, the Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos sets unfortunate humans loose in mazes of arbitrary, absurd authority and films them with an indifference that borders on cruelty.

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Post image for They Might Be Assholes: Jake Bugg, Panic! at the Disco, The 1975, Drake

The artists featured below have little in common beyond deeply questionable, occasionally revolting public personas and a stubborn willingness to produce compelling art from these personas. Why do some succeed and others fail drastically?

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Post image for Austria’s Oswald Oberhuber: A Lifetime of Unstoppable Art-Making, Observed

VIENNA, AUSTRIA — Achtung, baby! The time has come for a comprehensive examination of the wildly diverse, voluminous oeuvre of the Austrian modern artist Oswald Oberhuber.

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Post image for “The Views of the Majority Don’t Align with My Own”: Artists React to Brexit Vote

LONDON — After two days of torrential rain, I woke up at 6am this morning to bright sunshine, surely a sign that all would be well.

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Post image for When Art Spills Beyond Its Curatorial Frames

There has been a good deal of conversation in the last few years around the subject of Congressional district gerrymandering, a process by which the boundaries of an electoral constituency are manipulated to favor a political party or a class.

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Post image for JR’s Photoshop Trompe l’Oeil at the Louvre

PARIS — We have long loved our illusions.

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Museums

What Urban Landscapes Leave Behind

by Seph Rodney on June 24, 2016

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In some ways it makes sense that Valeri Larko, a committed plein air painter, would have an exhibition, Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts that essentially chronicles the changing landscape of the borough.

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Post image for Weaving Together Current Events, with a Touch of Fantasy

Here we are, it’s June — exam time. A prompt from the art history final: “Discuss an example of a ‘history painting’ that depicted current events. What would ‘history painting’ look like in the present?”

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