Jack Bilbo,

LONDON — Back in the 1970s, England, the home of such pioneering researchers in the outsider art field as Roger Cardinal and the late Victor Musgrave, played a significant role in calling attention to a subfield which, at that time, was still emerging within the art world’s international terrain.

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MusicWeekend

Keep Brooklyn Weird

by Lucas Fagen on September 20, 2014

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Parquet Courts have been compared to Wire, Television, the Velvet Underground, the Modern Lovers, Sonic Youth, the Feelies, the Fall, Minor Threat, Flipper, Guided by Voices, Archers of Loaf, Silkworm, of course Pavement, and I could go on.

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Jenny Holzer,

Is an exhibition ever too beautiful for its own good? Jenny Holzer’s new show at Cheim & Read, Dust Paintings, is ravishing. But the sensuality of these text-based abstractions, done in oil on linen in mostly muted colors, runs counter to their content, which is derived from declassified government reports of brutalization and death during the Afghan War.

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Museums

Annika Larsson’s Bodies Politic

by Mostafa Heddaya on September 19, 2014

Installation view, Annika Larsson, 'Introduction'

ROME — In Annika Larsson’s Introduction at the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO), the recent political unrest in Europe is cast between the historical and the personal, with two video works accompanying a vast arrangement of printed matter.

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Photo Essays

Seeing New York for the First Time

by Hrag Vartanian on September 19, 2014

Photographs by Nana Kofi Acquah, who is taking part in Instragram's first exhibition at Photoville NYC

Photographer Nana Kofi Acquah hails from Ghana and arrived in New York this week to participate in Instagram’s first-ever exhibition at Photoville.

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In response to the Israeli consulate’s sponsorship of a panel discussion at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Adalah-NY has released an open letter and petition denouncing the funding as a violation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

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Galleries

Past, Present, and Future Feminism

by Alexis Clements on September 19, 2014

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One of the most important tools for helping feminism reach a wide audience in the 1960s and ’70s was the consciousness-raising (CR) group.

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Photographer Gaia Squarci’s Broken Screen series poignantly examines the implications of the blind man’s sign, deconstructing what it means to be visually impaired in a sighted world.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announces New York's municipal ID program

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that holders of New York City’s newly-launched municipal identity card will be granted a year’s worth of privileges at 33 participating cultural institutions.

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News

Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on September 19, 2014

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This week in art news: Reward offered for the return of two rare stamps, Met Opera layoffs, criticism of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights redevelopment, and more.

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