Photo Essays

The Lost Histories of Women at War

by Julia Friedman on December 17, 2014

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Photos of men in war are ubiquitous — as historical records, photojournalism, and complex artistic representations. Images of women in battle are less common, mirroring the stereotype that men are overwhelmingly the warring sex.

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Post image for Making It, and Not, in Montreal’s Street Art Scene

Few North American cities wear their street art so prominently on their sleeve as Montreal. This exceptionally vibrant community is the focus of the documentary Bienvenue / Welcome, for which director Maxime Charron is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign.

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Post image for Four Poems by Chanho Song Translated by Won-Chung Kim and Christopher Merrill

Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected four poems by Chanho Song translated from the Korean by Won-Chung Kim and Christopher Merrill for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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Museums

A Traditional Native Practice, Given Modern Form

by Erin Joyce on December 17, 2014

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SANTA FE — There are many facets to our identities and how we construct and define ourselves; one of the most integral is language.

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Post image for For the Harvard Art Museums, a Top-to-Bottom Renovation and Rethinking

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On a warm day in June six years ago, the front doors of the Fogg Museum closed quietly. There was no banner reading “Closing Day” on Quincy Street at the edge of Harvard Yard, no ceremony, no press, no speech. At five o’clock, museum visitors shuffled out the exit in droves, toting travel books and the last discounted souvenirs.

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Articles

Who Has the Cure for “Zombie Formalism”?

by Howard Hurst on December 17, 2014

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Since the artist and critic Walter Robinson wrote his now-(in)famous post “Flipping and the Rise of Zombie Formalism” in Artspace this past April, there has been an outpouring of writers, bloggers, and Facebook comment jockeys who have opined on the subject.

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Post image for Douglas Gordon Goes Swimming in the Shallow End

In Claude Debussy’s 1910 prelude “La cathédrale engloutie” (“The Sunken Cathedral”), shuddering waves of chords grow and then drown out in tribute to a mythical cathedral rising out of the sea and then disappearing again. In Douglas Gordon’s new “tears become… streams become…” installation at the Park Avenue Armory, the rippling notes are provided each night by pianist Hélène Grimaud, who plays a Steinway encircled by a reflecting pool of 122,000 gallons of water.

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What significance does Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi have to people in the state of Michigan? Why do the netizens of Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Wisconsin love Faith Ringgold?

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Post image for India’s Newest Superhero Is a Rape Victim

From Rolling Stone to Shia LaBeouf, it’s clear America still doesn’t know how to talk about rape.

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Post image for From Facetime to Face Time, an Art Project Bridges the IRL Gap

Friendships confined solely to digital interaction are an increasingly common component of contemporary social life. These are precisely the types of relationships that performance artist Miao Jiaxin is looking to activate with his latest Airbnb-based project, “Blind Meeting in Bushwick — A Tribute to Barbara DeGenevieve.”

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