Museums

Francis Picabia,

PARIS — In our stimulating era of online publishing, it is all the more exciting to look back at paper precedents. And Man Ray, Picabia et la revue Littérature (1922-1924) at the Centre Pompidou provides just such an opportunity by focusing on the period between the end of the Dadaist movement and the advent of Surrealism.

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Caio Reisewitz,

This summer the International Center of Photography is offering its public two shows of Latin American photography. On the first floor of the museum, curator Christopher Phillips presents the first major solo show of Brazilian photographer Caio Reisewitz in the US.

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Worn Shoes, Four Miles of Yarn, and 400 Stories

by Claire Voon on September 3, 2014

Chiharu Shiota

WASHINGTON, DC — For Perspectives, Chiharu Shiota’s exhibition that opened last weekend at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the artist filled a corner of the lobby with nearly 400 individual worn shoes and four miles of yarn.

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A Crocheted Phantasmagoria on the Hudson

by Allison Meier on September 2, 2014

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YONKERS, New York — Blood falls over a compass rose circled slowly by turkey vultures, while in another room a pelican goddess spits out the Milky Way in a celestial swirl of beads and shredded fabric.

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SEATTLE — I believe what Wallace Stevens said: a mythology reflects its region. So in moving from New York City to Seattle in 1995, I was doubly anxious, knowing neither the region nor its mythology.

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Robert Heinecken,

The first work one encounters in Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) retrospective of the renowned “para-photographer,” is a 1965 piece entitled “Visual Poem/About the Sexual Education of a Young Girl.”

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Self-published, cheaply-made, and disseminated after running through copy machines, zines — short for “fanzine” — have existed as simple and cost-effective creative soapboxes. Zines+ and the World of ABC No Rio, a current exhibition at the Center for Book Arts, presents publications from the archives of ABC No Rio, the art and activism collective founded on the Lower East Side in 1980.

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Christoph Schlingensief at MoMA PS1

The Christoph Schlingensief retrospective at MoMA PS1, titled simply Christoph Schlingensief, seeks to capture the career of an artist whose practice is particularly ill-suited to an exhibition.

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Swoon’s Underwater Fairy Tale

by Hrag Vartanian on August 22, 2014

Swoon's Submerged Motherlands

In one of the largest galleries at the Brooklyn museum, the artist Swoon has erected Submerged Motherlands, a colorful installation cloaked in the language of fairy tale and myth.

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New Art in New Jersey

by Sharon Adarlo on August 22, 2014

LNY, Mata Ruda, and NDA,

NEWARK — New Jersey’s image is calcified with tired cultural signifiers. It’s old hat. So it was lovely to encounter the Newark Museum’s latest exhibition, Ready or Not: 2014 New Jersey Arts Annual, a show displaying works by 40 contemporary artists based in the state.

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