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LOS ANGELES — In the end, I find David Hartt’s exhibition, Interval, produced by LAXART, situated on the second floor of downtown’s Bonaventure Hotel.

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The Seduction of Screens and Neon at Night

by Cara Ober on March 26, 2015

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BALTIMORE — Around seven in the evening, dusky pink light and car headlights from North Avenue ricochet off the glass walls of the KAGRO building, adding an extra layer of nuance to Victoria Fu’s Bubble Over Green.

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MEXICO CITY — A festival is underway in this megalopolis with the ambitious proposal to impose ephemeral, technology-based public art on Chilangos as they go about their daily lives.

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Post image for Manhattan’s New Transit Hub Is More Panopticon Than Crystal Palace

Since its glass doors opened and its escalators sprang into motion in early November, the Fulton Center, lower Manhattan’s latest mixed-use landmark, has been described as a “jewel,” a “rare gem,” and a “Crystal Palace.”

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Staging a Performance with the NYPD

by Chloë Bass on December 10, 2014

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In the midst of the recent amazing outpouring of street presence supporting black lives, on Monday night I had an opportunity to witness something a little quieter. Willing Participant, a performance group led by artists Todd Shalom, Ben Weber, and Niegel Smith of Elastic City, held a simple public action that they called “disarm.”

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Post image for Portraits from Ellis Island’s Abandoned Immigrant Hospital

The Ellis Island hospital, which treated 1.2 million immigrant patients between 1901 and its abandonment in 1954, is once again open to the public. In conjunction with the reopening, the French street artist JR has installed paste ups of archival photographs throughout the building that give a historic, human context to the decrepit space.

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Post image for Women Artists Dominate in Art Basel Miami Beach’s Sculpture Park

MIAMI BEACH — Amid all the predictable fare in Art Basel Miami Beach’s Public sector, installed in Collins Park alongside the Bass Museum of Art — your Ernesto Neto hammock contraption, your Justin Matherly concrete-and-walker figure, your shiny bronze Elmgreen & Dragset provocation, your Georg Baselitz primitivist giant — is a set of bravura works by women artists.

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Post image for In a Former Auto Body Shop in Miami, Video and Performance Art by Women

MIAMI BEACH — Just a 15-minute walk down the road from this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach is an exhilarating exhibition of work by 33 female artists. Acting as a foil to the painting and sculpture that dominate the fair(s), the show features only videos and performances, many of which focus on the body.

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Art That Was Always Meant to Be Hidden

by Allison Meier on November 20, 2014

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The portraits in Oliver Jeffers’ Dipped Paintings series exist as wholes only in the memories of those who witnessed their submersion.

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Post image for The Politics of Prisons: Ai Weiwei at Alcatraz

SAN FRANCISCO — Stepping into a dingy and suffocatingly small cell, you’re immersed in an intense soundscape of horns and the chanting of Tibetan monks. It’s overwhelming, and as the noise builds and bounces around the cold cement room, you wonder if this is akin to the feeling of being trapped inside the space for days on end.

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