Museums

Post image for Kehinde Wiley Paints the Precariousness of Black Life

Much has been made of the current Kehinde Wiley retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Post image for J.M.W. Turner, the Sublime, and Me

LOS ANGELES — “You don’t experience the sublime looking through double glazing, or at a distant electric storm, or watching a sea rage on TV.”

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Artist Yoko Ono interacting with people activating her

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971, an exhibition that opens tomorrow at the Museum of Modern Art, examines in depth the early work and ideas of a well-known, influential Fluxus and multimedia artist.

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Post image for The Strange Union of Contemporary Art and the Hudson River School

HUDSON, NY — River Crossings, the recently opened show up at the historic Thomas Cole House and Olana, Frederic Edwin Church’s architectural ode to Orientalism, over-promises and under-delivers.

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Post image for Voodoo, Abstraction, and a Haitian Artist in Paris

PARIS — The art in Hervé Télémaque’s Centre Pompidou retrospective floats between Port-au-Prince, New York, and Paris.

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Post image for What Was Art of the 1990s All About?

MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY — To devote a show to an era is to delimit the era in question, carving it off from surrounding epochs and ascribing some measure of thematic or aesthetic continuity to it.

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Street advertisement for New Museum Triennial

Poetry has never been more of a hackneyed product — from tiresome MFA hybrid poems to stale derivations of pop/Net conceptualism to the New New New York School, always proclaiming that its linking of art, gay male cosmopolitanism, and poetics is “new.”

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Utagawa (Gountei) Sadahide, “The Newly Opened Port of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture” (1860)

Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met is the unsexy title of a luxuriantly sensual exhibit that speaks with uncanny precision to our post-postmodern moment.

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Post image for Wooden Sculptures that Tempt Touch

HONG KONG — In the book accompanying her late husband’s retrospective, Tong Chiu Wai-yee says: “When people talk about Tong King-sum, they focus on his flawed body alongside his artistic achievement.”

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Ed Sanders

In early 1966, following a New Years’ gig by his folk-rock band, the Fugs, the poet Ed Sanders woke up to find that his Peace Eye Bookstore, then on East 10th Street, had been raided by the NYPD.

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