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PARIS — Niki de Saint Phalle was half French, half American, and bilingual, but who was she? Certainly not merely the sculptor who made those fat girls, the Nanas, though they remain her most famous works.

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Art in the Grip of Riot Grrrl

by Thea Quiray Tagle on January 22, 2015

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SAN FRANCISCO — What would a “Revolution Grrrl Style Now!” look like now, some 20 years after the punk Riot Grrrl movement blasted onto the cultural landscape?

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Post image for Art Behind Bars Provides a Key to Prospect New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Biennials, triennials, and other, similarly grand periodic art exhibitions are a funny thing; both local and global, they must balance an engagement with their home places alongside a broader artistic conversation.

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PARIS — Three curators, Jean-Hubert Martin (who last year orchestrated the sprawling Théâtre du Monde show), Moulim El Aroussi, and Mohamed Métalsi, have assembled a vast 2,500 square meters (~27,000 sq. ft.) show of contemporary aesthetics from Morocco called Contemporary Morocco at the Institut du Monde Arabe.

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The Designs of Dissent

by Cassie Packard on January 15, 2015

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LONDON — Two inflatable cobblestones, outsized and dully metallic, hang from the ceiling. It’s implicit: these are material agents of anarchy, the airborne heralds of revolution.

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There are hurdles to cross before getting to the rewards of Alan Shields: In Motion, in its last week at the Parrish Art Museum, and even then some may be eluded; those found, however, are sweet and sustaining.

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Post image for The Merits of Old Masters’ B-Sides, at the Frick

Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, on view in the East Gallery of the Frick Collection, is a gathering of ten paintings analogous to the cohort of masterpieces in the Frick’s adjacent West Gallery. Visitors are left free to consider each as representing a unique, if not significant moment in each artist’s career.

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Post image for In New Orleans, an Exhibition Shines on the Surface

NEW ORLEANS — Gather enough bling in one gallery and the concentration of visual stimuli will overwhelm the need for a clear or convincing curatorial framework.

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Urban Solutions for the World in 2030

by Allison Meier on January 9, 2015

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Around the world people are rapidly moving to cities in an incredible manifestation of consolidated growth. The Museum of Modern Art’s Uneven Growth is the culmination of a 14-month initiative to address developing problems in six of those cities by involving the communities most impacted.

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Post image for Finding a Voice in Fiber, Judith Scott Was an Artist, Not an Outsider

In the first major retrospective of her sculptural bundles of yarn and found objects, the late Judith Scott is celebrated not just for having found a way to creatively express herself late in life, after being institutionalized with Down syndrome and undiagnosed deafness; instead, the Brooklyn Museum’s Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound honors her powerful, tactile acts of making.

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