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Dancing Among the Dead

by Arianne Wack on September 18, 2014

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“If you want to survive the 19th century,” Allison Meier wryly observed, “don’t get on a boat or go to the theater.” Meier, who has been giving tours of cemeteries in New York City since 2011 (and is a Hyperallergic staff writer), held aloft a lantern illuminating the granite obelisk marking the mass grave of 103 people who perished in the Brooklyn Theater Fire of 1876.

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The Folly of Performance

by Daniel Larkin on September 9, 2014

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Performance art doesn’t have to be so heavy. It can be light, like diving head-first into the trash, in Tamar Ettun’s case.

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Whitney V. Hunter staged a performance as protest at Union Square on Saturday, August 24. He laid down on the cobbled square and traced his silhouette 101 times in chalk.

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Work by Rae at 21st Precinct

What do you get when you give over 65 street artists and graffiti writers free reign in a former police station? This.

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PARIS — The City of Light is rightly recognized as an interesting place for street art, especially in the Right Bank’s scruffier neighborhoods, where I am used to seeing plenty of it.

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A Shock of Color in the City

by Sarah Archer on June 19, 2014

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PHILADELPHIA — There are two public works on view in the Northeast right now by the Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse. One, in Philadelphia, zips past as you ride a moving train; the other, in Brooklyn, inspires you to stand still and look closely.

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It’s no secret that climate change and pollution are wrecking the planet. Many artists at the Bushwick Open Studios were internalizing the doom and visualizing the gloom.

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One of the group shows I was most anticipating during the 2014 Bushwick Open Studios was Communal Table, a group show curated by artist Björn Meyer-Ebrecht, and last night I attended the early opening to discover that it was most certainly worth the wait.

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SAN FRANCISCO — On a blustery, sunny Sunday afternoon, some 40 or 50 people gathered on a quiet road in nowheresville, 45 miles south of San Francisco in a quasi-industrial area of Fremont, to “celebrate the essence of NUMMI.”

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Never had a water tower — its silhouette ubiquitous to New York’s skyline — been examined so carefully. Each was elevated eight feet above the ground on black stilts, and locals and tourists approached them curiously, standing beneath and craning their necks upward to see the contents within.

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