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Post image for In a Booth at Frieze London, Everything’s Home but Nobody’s There

LONDON — While one Helly Nahmad sits in a bare concrete prison cell in upstate New York, another Helly Nahmad strides around his lavish Frieze Masters booth in London’s chi-chi Regent’s Park. I don’t know how captivity is suiting the former, but freedom isn’t doing that much for the latter.

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Post image for At SITE Santa Fe, Landscapes Unsettled and in Motion

SANTA FE — Unsettled Landscapes, the first installment of SITElines, SITE Santa Fe’s reimagined model for how biennials are conceived, curated, and structured, is a conglomeration of art from the Americas.

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Post image for Tactile Sensations, Borrowed from Nature

“You have to get close, then move back, slowly,” I tried to explain to a motley group of graduate students whom I asked to see the recent paintings and drawings by Cornelia Thomsen at the uptown Leslie Feely gallery.

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Post image for Saul Steinberg Decodes the Symbols of Society

Plastered on the title wall of Saul Steinberg’s 100th Anniversary Exhibition at Pace Gallery is an impenetrable photographic self-portrait.

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Post image for Lilli Carré’s Labyrinthine Visions

CHICAGO — White paper sits on white matting within white frames hung on the white walls of Western Exhibitions, the unnerving blank expanse invoking a sense of being thrust into the heart of an endless maze.

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John Walker,

Disclosure, in John Walker’s paintings, comes slowly. A dominant motif — zigzag stripes ranging up, down and across the canvas — colonizes the surface, establishing it as a realm of aggressively brushed abstract patterns. Then one by one, various incidentals emerge — a densely wooded island, a rocky outcropping, the flat disk of the sun — and suddenly you’re looking at a vertically tilted, crazily Cubistic landscape.

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A Biennial Asks: Where Is Brooklyn?

by Ryan Wong on October 10, 2014

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“This exhibition series intends to demonstrate the rich wealth of talent to be found throughout Brooklyn.” This is the mission statement of the BRIC Biennial, which recently launched the first edition of the series in its new home in Fort Greene.

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Post image for Rachel Lee Hovnanian’s Shallow Satisfactions

Gazing in as enraptured window shoppers, we saw a hospital-like infant ward where individual racks showcased near-immaculate babies. Grabbing my arm, my friend exclaimed: “Look, babies! This is perfect.”

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Richard Prince, Inc.

by Tiernan Morgan on October 9, 2014

Installation view,

Richard Prince: New Portraits consists of 37 of the artist’s so-called “Instagram paintings,” each of which, if we’re to believe an anonymous source of the New York Post, are selling for around $100,000. The series, which includes photographs of celebrities such as Kate Moss, Pamela Anderson, Elizabeth Jagger, and Sky Ferreira, feels cheap and underwhelming.

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This Opera Doesn’t Need You

by Jay Barnacle on October 9, 2014

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I always thought there was something half-baked in Bertolt Brecht’s formulation of the “alienation effect.”

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