Felix Gonzalez-Torres

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WALTHAM, Mass. — To say that painting is having a moment would be ironic – since, despite periodic claims regarding its demise or return, it clearly never went very far away.

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Post image for At the New Whitney Museum, America Is Actually Very Easy to See

The inaugural exhibition at the new Whitney Museum of American Art, which opens to the public today, is predicated on the elusiveness of a cohesive and stable national identity in the United States.

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LOS ANGELES — New York has Times Square and Las Vegas has the Strip, but more than any other American metropolis, the City of Angels is a city of signs.

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Post image for From Calder to Kruger, the New Whitney Museum’s First Show

The inaugural exhibition at the new Whitney Museum is not perfect, but it is pretty damn good.

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They say you don’t realize what you were missing until you get it. Well, New York City was missing a building for showing modern and contemporary art.

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Post image for Artists Serve Up the Radical Power of Eating

MINNEAPOLIS — I have to admit, I was a little wary of going to see an art exhibition that I presumed would consist of leftovers from a one-off, amazing, artist-led dinner, a show littered with lengthy documents about a great event I missed.

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Rirkrit Tiravanija

A few months after having been roundly trounced for The Forever Now: Painting in an Atemporal World, its attempt to assess the current state of painting, the Museum of Modern Art opened a reinstallation of its contemporary collection on the same day as its Björk fiasco.

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Post image for Garry Winogrand and the Perils of Posthumous Prints

A deserved tribute to Garry Winogrand is turning into an ethical morass that does no one any good.

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Post image for Cady Noland and Diane Arbus Make a Picnic Out of You

The current show at Gagosian, Portraits of America: Diane Arbus/Cady Noland is in a small gallery reachable only by walking into and through the Gagosian’s Upper East Side gift shop. In order to see the exhibition, to enter the gallery, one must first pass through this physical barrier.

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Museums

The Redemption of Ron Athey

by Abe Ahn on March 20, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — Twenty years after performing at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Ron Athey has come a long way from art world pariah to celebrated performance artist.

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