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Counting Up With Martin Creed

by Mark Sheerin on March 21, 2014

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LONDON — The fact he gives each work a number is the first thing anyone learns about Martin Creed. His website lists “Work No. 3″ up to “Work No. 1674″ and counting. Pointing out the UK artist likes seriality is like pointing out that Pollock liked drips or that Duchamp liked plumbing or even the fact that Michelangelo could paint upside down.

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The Redemption of Ron Athey

by Abe Ahn on March 20, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — Twenty years after performing at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Ron Athey has come a long way from art world pariah to celebrated performance artist.

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Kara Walker Lands in Oregon

by Alicia Eler on March 19, 2014

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EUGENE, Oregon — The Black Portlanders, a project initiated by Intisar Abioto that focuses on the black people of Portland documenting one another, recently posted an open letter asking for help raising $15,000 to keep alive their project.

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What’s your mental disposition? In what type of climate do you feel uncomfortable? What does your tongue look like? What do you dream about and what colors are predominant in those dreams?

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PHILADELPHIA — Art for Society’s Sake: The WPA and Its Legacy, on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts through April 6th, recalls an era in this country when the dissemination of art was a governmental duty, with the arts substantially funded on the federal level.

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The problem of Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective is that its current showing, at the Jewish Museum in New York, is its only stop in the United States.

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Adam Weinberg, the director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, was candid in his opening day remarks when he commented that the Biennial had in the past been thought of — or was criticized for not being — a representative snapshot of American art.

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The exhibition Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe, presently on view at the Guggenheim, is the first important museum survey of work from this seminal utopian Modernist movement seen in New York since Futurism at the Museum of Modern Art in 1961.

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PARIS — Free-floating habits are often hard to abandon. The term “video” as a definable medium — and thus “video art” — is now essentially archaic, due to the convergence of all capture technologies into post-media computer manipulated moving image/sound files.

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — What is Salvadoran about El Salvador is not immediately apparent in San Benito, a leafy neighborhood in the country’s capital San Salvador, where the national art museum, El Museo de Arte de El Salvador (MARTE), resides.

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