Reviews

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It has come to my attention that the radio edit of Future’s “Move That Dope” has been christened “Move That Doh” in a classic censorship joke.

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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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Galleries

In the Spirit of Summer Memories

by Alicia Eler on August 22, 2014

Scott Benzel,

LOS ANGELES — The summer months are a time of slowing down, going out, hitting the beach, and drinking far too many iced coffee beverages. And yes, I even remember you., a five-person group show at Aran Cravey Gallery curated by Eric Kim, wraps up the summer season nicely, reminding visitors of the slippery line between personal stories and broader histories.

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Post image for A Travel Bureau for a Trip to the Moon

Extraplanetary travel has seemed tantalizingly close ever since the first moon landing over 45 years ago. Alas, we’re no closer to spending our summer holidays riding rovers on the lunar craters, and even with the advent of private space travel like Virgin Galactic and SpaceX it’s astronomically unattainable for the majority of Earth.

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It’s not every day that you get to climb all over classic works for art — unless you’re an unsupervised child — but a new online gallery lets you jump on the Koons and the Warhol.

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Museums

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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From charts that show how swearing in public has changed over time to a graph tallying the crimes that have put people behind bars in New York, a new site is aiming to make data visualization more accessible and shareable.

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Museums

Depending on Nan Goldin

by Joseph Nechvatal on August 20, 2014

“The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” book cover (1986).

PARIS — I used to abhor Nan Goldin’s “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” (1979-1986), her famous 45-minute operatic show of 800 color slides set to a choppy 80s pop music soundtrack.

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Brecht Vandenbroucke's 'White Cube'

Making comics about the art world is an excellent idea. And so, the premise of Brecht Vandenbroucke’s White Cube is full of promise.

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Bill Manbo, Kodachrome print (1943-44)

LOS ANGELES — In August 1942, thousands of Japanese Americans from Los Angeles began their lives as prisoners on a wide stretch of prairie in northwestern Wyoming.

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