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Quickly Aging Here: The 2015 Triennial

by Thomas Micchelli on February 28, 2015

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After six years and three installments, is the New Museum’s Triennial entering middle age? An odd question for an exhibition devoted to “early-career artists,” as the museum’s press release describes them.

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French illustrator Tomi Ungerer has worn many hats, none of them obviously compatible with any of the others. A cartoonist, political satirist, and illustrator of both children’s books and sadomasochistic erotica, he has designed a cat-shaped kindergarten for a German school and condoms for a French safe-sex campaign.

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Nirvana for Lovers of Victoriana

by Olivia McEwan on February 25, 2015

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LONDON — A Victorian Obsession is a touring exhibition of the largest collection of Victorian painting outside Great Britain: 52 works of consistently staggering technical quality and significance, owned by Mexican businessman Juan Antonio Pérez Simón.

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Adolf Wölfli, “Rückkehr aus Sibirien (Return from Siberia)

MARIA GUGGING, AUSTRIA — It’s something of a trek to the Museum Gugging, one part of a legendary arts facility that also features a gallery, bookshop, creativity atelier (where even the word “art” is too limiting) and artists’ residence — a place that has nurtured some of the most renowned talents in the world of art brut.

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PARIS — The Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris commemorates its 30th anniversary with “Musings on a Glass Box,” a two-part immersive installation by controversial New York design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro that nearly empties the museum’s ground floor.

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Larry Sultan’s Faux-tographs

by Jennie Waldow on February 17, 2015

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LOS ANGELES — Larry Sultan: Here and Home at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the first large-scale retrospective of the American photographer, who died in 2009.

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Julie Buffalohead’s Theater of Animals

by Sheila Regan on February 16, 2015

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ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Julie Buffalohead envisions a world filled with tutu-wearing raccoons, sassy rabbits, and other anthropomorphic animals.

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Different artists disagree as to how communist convictions are best or most effectively visualized, and the best part of The Left Front is the methodological tension that underwrites the varied approaches on display.

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LONDON — Walking through The Image as Burden, Marlene Dumas’s retrospective at Tate Modern, is like venturing into a forest of images.

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CHICAGO — Five digitally animated images of the sun twist, flare, and twitch within each of their screens.

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