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The Other Side of History

by John Yau on August 21, 2016

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One of the fascinating things about The Keeper, organized by Massimiliano Gioni, with Margot Norton, Natalie Bell, and Helga Christoffersen for the New Museum, is the sheer number of distinct collections they managed to include in a space that is not particularly hospitable to art.

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LOS ANGELES — What does it mean to be an LA artist? This is the question that curators Aram Moshayedi and Hamza Walker came up against when organizing the Hammer Museum’s third Los Angeles Biennial, Made in LA 2016.

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Dismantling the Myths of Sports

by Gretta Louw on August 19, 2016

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BERLIN — Today, more than ever, athletes are presented as role models.

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DENVER – Over the last 18 years, a small but loud contemporary art collection has been brewing in the Mile High City, with a mission to bring together artists’ most difficult pieces.

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LONDON — Tate Modern’s retrospective of Mona Hatoum spans the artist’s 35-year career, and she has made a lot of art.

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PARIS — Arty, esoteric, noise music may not be for everyone, but the Velvet Underground arose from just such obscure subgenre territory.

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The New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is currently vacant, a lock on its gate allowing only a glimpse of the decayed interior of Philip Johnson’s futuristic “Tent of Tomorrow,” designed for the 1964 World’s Fair.

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LONDON — When I first walked into the Whitechapel Gallery, I thought I was looking at a Barnett Newman zip painting on the far wall.

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DALLAS, Tex. — In 2007, Italian artist Paola Pivi brazenly preempted her audience’s response to a work by titling it, “If you like it, thank you. If you don’t like it, I am sorry. Enjoy anyway.”

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Is It Possible to See What Is There?

by John Yau on August 14, 2016

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The legendary curator Dorothy Miller first obtained a Richard Hunt sculpture for the Museum of Modern Art in 1957.

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