Daniel Larkin

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Moving Image would be Emily Dickinson’s favorite art fair.

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Brooklyn’s Interference Archive is showcasing the work of the women who occupied the area surrounding England’s cruise missile installation, reshaping British public opinion and attracting international attention to the nuclear arms race.

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Courtney Love’s rock opera duet with Todd Almond packed a small black box at the Here Art Center.

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Galleries

Sculpting Soundscapes

by Daniel Larkin on January 8, 2015

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Sound is not just for your ears, but something your hands can touch if you bring them to the right spot.

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Galleries

Artists Redraw Their Own Books

by Daniel Larkin on December 1, 2014

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Some unique artist books are currently on view at Christie’s in New York.

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A not-so-minor detail was left out of a recent New York Times review of Robert Wilson’s reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Sonnets at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM): The sonnets were the gayest thing the Bard ever wrote.

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Galleries

Harlem Is the Place

by Daniel Larkin on October 22, 2014

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Harlem, like the rest of New York, is changing. The exhibition Sense of Place at Tatiana Pagés Gallery — part of the Hyperplace Harlem arts festival, which ran October 4 to 6 — rightly explores place more as a conundrum than a settled concept.

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Elastic City is shaking up the idea of walking, and it doesn’t involve tours. One of the organization’s recent art walks, titled “Favorites,” was a saunter through the West Village led by writer Sarah Schulman, performance artist and director Niegel Smith, and Elastic City founder Todd Shalom.

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Museums

Film Strips Shining Like Stained Glass

by Daniel Larkin on September 25, 2014

Jennifer West, 'Flashlight Filmstrip Projections' (2014)

PORTLAND, Oregon — A cavernous room in an abandoned factory that once made window coverings is showcasing a different kind of window. Artist Jennifer West has installed a set of transparent plexiglass frames covered with strips of 35mm and 70mm film.

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Theaters

When Drag Queens Crowd Surf

by Daniel Larkin on September 22, 2014

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PORTLAND, Oregon — Pepper Pepper went crowd surfing at her recent drag ball. Declaring to the crowd that it was all about collectivism, she dove out into the sea of hands with a large set of balloons attached to her back.

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