Radical Archive Fever

by Mostafa Heddaya on April 12, 2014

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Radical Archives is a two-day conference organized by the artists Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani running today and tomorrow at New York University (NYU). Collaborators since 2004 on the project “Index of the Disappeared,” Ganesh and Ghani organized Radical Archives as part of their 2013–14 residency at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

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Post image for Gene Mann: Mapping Psychic Territory in Shadows and Light

Animated, impulsive and a little bit absent-minded, the French-born, Swiss artist Gene Mann packs an intense mix of curiosity, technical experimentation, and joie de vivre into every square inch of her artwork.

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Molly Zuckerman-Hartung is a Chicago-based painter, teacher, and author of “The 95 Theses on Painting.” Her work reflects a deep engagement with process, material, and with painting’s long history. Her abstract paintings often extend above the surface and outside the frame, via pooled enamel, collaged images, or sewn fabric, as in her painting “Notley”, currently on display in the Whitney Biennial.

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Post image for Down in Jungleland: Laura Sharp Wilson’s Crystalline Delirium

Irresistibly baffling, Laura Sharp Wilson’s paintings ensnare us inside a post-industrial jungle of tangled cables and serpentine vines, blinding yellow days and blacker than black nights. Her crisply articulated forms thrust, loop, spiral, dangle, cluster, zigzag, and coil edge-to-edge with a singular clarity that sidesteps chaos for a state of wide-eyed delirium

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Post image for Photographs of a Deadly Devotion with the Serpent Handlers of West Virginia

In a sparse congregation of West Virginia, photographer Hunter Barnes documented a Pentecostal sect that believes in snake handling and poison drinking as part of their services.

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Post image for Queering Cartography and Theology

Earlier this week at the Union Theological Seminary, I sensed that someone in power must have a wicked sense of humor.

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Post image for Kids Pay Homage to Jim Dine

Before the frustration and jadedness come, before galleries and museums and auction houses, before art history exams and conceptual art and identity politics, there is the simple joy of making art.

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Post image for An Androgynous Suffragette Portrait, Rediscovered

LOS ANGELES — Mind-altering conversations happen by chance, randomly, when we are least expecting them to occur.

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Art Movements

by Allison Meier on April 11, 2014

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NYC hires Queens Museum director, a Rembrandt found in storage, new photo center at SFMOMA, David Lynch’s first major museum exhibition, and more from the week in art news.

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Pratt Institute presents One or More, an end of the year exhibition featuring works by senior fine arts students.

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