Reviews

Eddie Curtis, “Chawan (tea cup)

One of New York’s great resources is its daunting abundance of commercial galleries, which provide encounters with an endless parade of new and old art forms from around the world.

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I originally considered writing in a standard review format, but Carsten Höller’s retrospective Decision, currently on view at London’s Hayward Gallery, is more amenable to the listicle form.

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Post image for From Obsessive Drawings to Sound Sculptures, Mark Mothersbaugh’s Unexpected Art Career

MINNEAPOLIS — Mark Mothersbaugh is so much a part of pop culture that even if you aren’t a fan of his punk band Devo, you’re probably familiar with his music.

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Art about identity politics, personal history, and cultural heritage is seen all too rarely in Bushwick galleries, where formal and material concerns tend to dominate.

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Post image for Inhabiting Other People’s Recorded Memories

The group exhibition Memory Burn at bitforms gallery, curated by Chris Romero, explores the devices we use to record our lives as we confront mortality and death.

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Post image for Dusting Off Victorian Science Specimens, from Two-Faced Kittens to Slug Models

After 25 years of collecting contemporary art, George Loudon’s eye was caught by a display of 19th-century glass flowers at Harvard University.

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Post image for Rubin Museum Honors Nek Chand, Visionary Artist who Built Paradise from Debris

Following India’s independence in 1947, architect Le Corbusier was recruited to design Chandigarh, the country’s first planned modern metropolis.

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Post image for Bringing a Constellation Down to Earth at a Ruined Castle on the Hudson

For the next two years, a constellation built by human hands over the ruins of a Hudson River castle is mingling with the stars.

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Post image for Contemporary Artists Create a New Kind of Order at the Barnes Foundation

PHILADELPHIA — It’s an illuminating mental exercise to ponder: what if Dr. Albert C. Barnes, the pharmaceutical tycoon and physician who assembled an unmatched collection of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings in Philadelphia, was actually an installation artist before his time?

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Post image for Between Now and Nowhere: A Performance Dissects Reality

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — In an age where our attention often frays and never lingers, it is rare to find something that holds it unwaveringly for 60 minutes.

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