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Julian Kreimer: A Place to Call Home

by Jeremy Sigler on March 21, 2015

Julian Kreimer,

Julian Kreimer is a “painter’s painter.”

No, I take that back. He’s a “photographer’s painter.”

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Post image for On Hearing a White Man Co-opt the Body of Michael Brown

On a Friday evening, my partner and I wander into an auditorium at Brown University and find ourselves five minutes into what is apparently Kenneth Goldsmith’s poem “The Body of Michael Brown.”

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As long as I can remember, I’ve organized and been involved in artist groups and collectives.

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A tribute to artist Mark Aguhar, a genderqueer pioneer.

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Post image for Crying for Ana Mendieta at the Carl Andre Retrospective

I didn’t think I would be able to cry on command.

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Essays

Looking for the Incredible in a Simple Moment

by Alec Soth on February 18, 2015

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Ninety-nine years after the first home was built in Berthoud, Colorado, a 39-year-old photographer walked the streets of this small town at night.

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Bram van Velde,

The postwar art scene in Paris was dominated on one side by a disproportionate humanist optimism bent on reconnecting with the great French tradition of Cubism and Fauvism, as if nothing had happened in between.

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Post image for Failure as Success in Painting: Bram van Velde, the Invisible (Part 1)

Last summer, at the opening of his exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery, the painter James Bishop mentioned in passing his strong interest in Bram van Velde’s work.

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Post image for In Search of the Post-Internet at Art Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM — Whether you like it or not, Karen Archey and Robin Peckham’s 2014 exhibition and catalogue Art Post-Internet solidified the term “post-internet art” in our vocabulary.

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Jeff Koons, “Play-Doh” (1994–2014)

I wrote most of the first two sections of this essay (Part 1) in March 2011, but never submitted it anywhere. I think I lost interest in the subject. I thought I wrote it well before the negative critiques would surely come rolling in, even before Koons’s retrospective at the Whitney in 2014.

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