Joseph Nechvatal

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PARIS — The work of Carol Rama has a powerful belligerence about it.

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PARIS — According to Sigmund Freud, a key that opens a room in a dream is unmistakably phallic.

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I suspect that those in the flow of the globalized 1% who advocate art for money’s sake are purposefully ignorant of Ursula Meyer’s key 1972 proposition.

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COLOGNE, Germany — Sigmar Polke was based in Cologne for over 30 years before he died there in 2010 at age 69, and his Alibis: Retrospective brings his body of work home to rest.

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Hunter Hunt-Hendrix is the creator of Liturgy, the band from Brooklyn that plays “transcendental black metal music.”

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PARIS — Feminism has happily challenged the given of the privileged male in relationship to the female model and forced a re-evaluation of a visual culture that viewed the world from a white heterosexual male perspective.

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PARIS — During springtime in Paris, one frequently meets beaming American newlyweds on their honeymoon.

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BEAUVAIS, FRANCE — This spring the Musée de l’Oise (MUDO) in Beauvais has helped an artist make his way toward the light, only after eight decades of dark oblivion.

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PARIS — One can easily mistake ghosts of the past for the modern. Most of us have only a vague and superficial idea that West African sculpture’s symbolic force has an crucial place in the history of Modern Art.

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PARIS — The art in Hervé Télémaque’s Centre Pompidou retrospective floats between Port-au-Prince, New York, and Paris.

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