Museums

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LOS ANGELES — Imagine that you are trying to get dressed underwater but every time you lift your arms the water you’re wading through pulls them back down.

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Post image for The Guerrilla Girls Are Still Relevant After All These Years

CLAREMONT, Calif. — When I first saw the work of the Guerrilla Girls in high school, I had a similar reaction as when I first read Linda Nochlin’s “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”: ashamed that something so obvious had to be laid out for me.

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Post image for The Singular Worlds of Artists’ Personal Collections

LONDON — Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, on view at London’s Barbican Centre, draws on the common desire to make sense of people through their objects.

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Post image for In Plains Indians Exhibition, Met Museum  Favors Beauty Over Context

The Metropolitan Museum has mounted a show of 137 rare pieces of art of the Plains Indians, on loan from 58 different international collections.

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Post image for Imagining the Ordinary: Heatherwick Studio at the Hammer Museum

With its new show, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, portrays itself as a kind of exploratory museum.

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Post image for Recurring Waves of Arrival: Elaine de Kooning’s Portraits, from Loft Dwellers to JFK

WASHINGTON, DC – “I was enslaved by portraits.” That’s how Elaine de Kooning puts it to filmmaker Betty Jane Thiebaud to describe what happened after her arduous and rewarding commission to paint President John F. Kennedy’s portrait for the Truman Library.

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Post image for Make, Step, Repeat: Bruce Nauman Is Out of Ideas

PARIS — Bruce Nauman at the Fondation Cartier is a hip, hodgepodge mini-retrospective, curated by Hervé Chandè, that sets an array of Nauman’s works against each other, ranging from the ’80s to the rather recent.

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Post image for Artists Serve Up the Radical Power of Eating

MINNEAPOLIS — I have to admit, I was a little wary of going to see an art exhibition that I presumed would consist of leftovers from a one-off, amazing, artist-led dinner, a show littered with lengthy documents about a great event I missed.

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Post image for Politics Camouflaged as Ornamental Abstraction

NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK — I recently saw the group show ostensibly about ornamentation and abstraction at the Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz, and came away thinking I’d just seen a show about politics, hegemony, and the War on Terror.

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Museums

Glimpses of a Pastoral Dystopia

by Erin Joyce on April 9, 2015

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Comprised of Kade Twist, Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Nathan Young, the artist collective Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary group.

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