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MEXICO CITY — “I’ll just keep on … till I get it right,” croons Tammy Wynette’s melancholy, droning voice to viewers as they enter Mexico City’s LABOR gallery.

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In 1924, competitive chess players in Paris founded the World Chess Federation, the first international governing chess organization.

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I Is an Other: The Mail Art of Ray Johnson

by Tim Keane on August 22, 2015

Ray Johnson in his Suffolk Street apartment, 1967

Ray Johnson disappeared near Sag Harbor just over twenty years ago. But if we refer to the artist by the art, he’s still among us.

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Justine Hill,

Terminology is slippery, and using it as the premise for an exhibition can be slipperier still. But the concept underlying Metamodern, a group show at Denny Gallery on the Lower East Side, actually holds the potential to enrich an already strong array of works with a few additional, if speculative, layers of meaning.

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An Artist’s Hard-Earned Dream Drawings

by Rob Colvin on August 20, 2015

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HUDSON, N.Y. — One of the worst things an artist can have is too much skill.

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“The house was more than a skin … an organism as alive as our own,” Lygia Clark wrote.

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Molly Soda is an art darling of a generation that grew up with the internet as a constant companion.

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Todd Bourret, “Boarded Up (8 Plank Variation #2)” (2015)

There’s a bit of curatorial sleight-of-hand in I Dropped the Lemon Tart, the summer show at Lisa Cooley on the Lower East Side. The title refers to a real-life mishap in a restaurant kitchen where imminent culinary fiasco turned into a triumph of pluck and invention.

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DETROIT — There seem to be two prevailing schools of thought among artists about process.

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Boundary lines make up much of the Richard Taittinger Gallery’s current exhibit, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? — lines that, like borders, criss and cross, divide and obscure.

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