Post image for The Beauty That Will Not Save the World in Contemporary Russian Art

MOSCOW — If you were to go only by the types of exhibitions you see in Moscow galleries, you would get only a partial view of what’s happening in art in Russia.

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Juan Uslé’s Brushstrokes

by John Yau on May 29, 2016

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In his current exhibition, Membrana Porosa, at Cheim and Read, the artist’s first in New York since 2011, Juan Uslé shows fourteen paintings in the gallery’s four distinct spaces.

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Post image for Adam Simon’s Deadeye Realism

As is often the case with Simon’s work, the logo paintings require a period of conceptual catch-up before they can be seen as what they are, rather than as what they seem.

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The Performance Anxiety series, curated by Ventiko, stages a monthly performance buffet on the Lower East Side.

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The Close to the Edge: New Photography from Japan exhibition at Miyako Yoshinaga looks to position the gallery as an organization that shapes the conversation around historical and contemporary photography from Japan.

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Post image for The Seduction of Inscrutable, Shrouded Paintings

I find it easy to get lost in a painting by Alex Dodge even if I’m not entirely certain what the subject matter is.

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As the sounds of a storm fill the gallery, the illuminated caravan begins to clatter with life.

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Post image for John Waters Curates a Show of Low-Tech Art in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO — There’s something deliciously subversive about an old-guard, establishment art gallery mounting an adamantly low-tech, analogue art show that celebrates dysfunction, messiness, and thwarted purpose, and doing it at the vortex of an industry that fetishizes streamlined, enhanced, digitized functionality.

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PARIS — An uplifting yet melancholy poetry pervades Ken Matsubara’s show at Galerie Eric Mouchet, Hou-Chou, Releasing Birds, through the flickering of endlessly looped moving images that suggest shadowy ghosts.

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DETROIT — Object-oriented ontology suggests that inanimate objects have lives and wider spheres of experience than the ways in which they relate to humans.

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