John Yau

BooksWeekend

Foreign Sounds or Sounds Foreign

by John Yau on August 28, 2016

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Brandon Som’s first book of poems, The Tribute Horse, won the 2012 Nightboat Poetry Prize.

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StreetWeekend

Is It a Trojan Horse?

by John Yau on August 28, 2016

Martin Puryear,

In 1989, after a protracted litigation, a jury of five voted four to one in favor of removing Richard Serra’s “Tilted Arc” (1981) from Federal Plaza in Manhattan, where it had stood for nearly a decade.

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BooksWeekend

America’s Philosopher Poet

by John Yau on August 21, 2016

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The Swimmer is John Koethe’s tenth book of poetry. For many years, he was Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee until he retired in 2010.

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MuseumsWeekend

The Other Side of History

by John Yau on August 21, 2016

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One of the fascinating things about The Keeper, organized by Massimiliano Gioni, with Margot Norton, Natalie Bell, and Helga Christoffersen for the New Museum, is the sheer number of distinct collections they managed to include in a space that is not particularly hospitable to art.

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MuseumsWeekend

Is It Possible to See What Is There?

by John Yau on August 14, 2016

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The legendary curator Dorothy Miller first obtained a Richard Hunt sculpture for the Museum of Modern Art in 1957.

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Under No Obligation

by John Yau on August 14, 2016

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We should all be inspired by Alma Thomas’s optimism.

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MuseumsWeekend

Encounter with a Gazillion Teddy Bears

by John Yau on August 7, 2016

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Partners (The Teddy Bear Project) is the centerpiece – one might say the heart of — The Keeper, organized by Massimiliano Gioni, with Margot Norton, and Natalie Bell and Helga Christoffersen for the New Museum.

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Impure and Arcane

by John Yau on August 7, 2016

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One of the interesting things about Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) is that neither she nor her work can be written into the early history of abstract art.

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MuseumsWeekend

Every Day Is Black Friday in Doha

by John Yau on July 31, 2016

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In her memoir, The Girl Who Fell to Earth (2012), Sophia Al-Maria, who was raised as a bicultural Muslim, says she feels like a “deep-sea diver, adjusting constantly to the pressures of […] two very different environments.”

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GalleriesWeekend

Indelible Stains

by John Yau on July 31, 2016

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If you should not judge a book by its cover? What about the living room you grew up in? What do its contents say about you? Does its décor reflect who you are?

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