ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 28, 2016

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This week, the new African American museum, the troubles of nonprofit workers, Norton Museum’s Cranach diptych, the Qatari art scene, colonial nostalgia, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Weekend Words: Soft

by Weekend Editors on August 28, 2016

El Greco,

“My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.”

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“There are several Puerto / Ricans on the avenue today, which / makes it beautiful and warm,” wrote Frank O’Hara in “A Step Away from Them.” It was 1956, the day after Jackson Pollock’s funeral.

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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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ArticlesWeekend

Seymour Krim to William Saroyan: A Letter

by Aram Saroyan on August 27, 2016

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You’re surrounded by jerks, ass-kissers, sycophants.

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The poems in Elaine Kahn’s Women in Public are highly self-aware. They’re porous, riven with gaps and fragmentation; at the same time, they’re unquestionably “lyrical” in their concision and fluidity

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Titian,

Titian’s “The Flaying of Marsyas” is among the most celebrated and disturbing images the Venetian master ever painted.

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Street

Decoding Public Art in City Hall Park

by Allison Meier on August 26, 2016

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Between the four speakers of Chris Watson’s “Ring Angels,” the fluttering of a thousand wings fills a corner of City Hall Park.

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Post image for In His New Trio of Releases, Frank Ocean Crafts a Mortal Self-Image

At a time when we swipe through thousands of images a day and cruise through thousands of paintings in an hour at an art fair, it’s only the rarest of artworks that we return to again and again.

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