Galleries

Bruce Conner,

Bruce Conner (1933–2008) was a protean artist, who achieved something that is unlikely to be equaled anytime soon: he reinvented himself in every medium he took up, while remaining true to his perfectionist impulses.

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As one enters Elena del Rivero’s exhibition, Letter from Home: a rendez-vous, at the Josee Bienvenu Gallery (April 16 – May 23, 2015), three 72-by-72 inch canvases hang in folds, like towels on hooks, on the center wall.

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The paintings in Karen Schwartz’s show at Life on Mars are big, bold semi-abstractions that skate along the edge of chaos.

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Galleries

El Anatsui Goes to School

by Melissa Stern on May 21, 2015

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KINDERHOOK, NY — “The School,” Jack Shainman’s splendid gallery in Kinderhook, NY, is about to blow its own roof off.

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ISTANBUL — Central Istanbul looks markedly different today than it did around this time two years ago.

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The exhibition in the back room of A.I.R. Gallery’s new space in Dumbo feels like a cross between a temple and an archaeological site.

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Post image for The (Un)Changing Portrayal of White Women in 100 Years of Advertisements

The idea is so ingenious, it almost seems obvious: take advertisements and remove the text that makes them so, leaving only a string of images behind.

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LONDON — How do you tell a story that does not want to be told?

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Post image for Weather Report: Hito Steyerl’s Documentary Forecast for the Digital Age

For the last several years now, as the credits roll at the end of her films, artist Hito Steyerl’s name, rather than appearing alongside the typical “Written and Directed by,” is listed with roles (or non-roles) considerably more blurred and expressionistic.

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Where are the indigenous stories, communities, and artists within “American” contemporary art?

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