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In the opening moments of the film, Flotsam Jetsam (2007) by Patty Chang and David Kelley, currently playing at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, a bridge-like structure is seen in the distance, partially traversing what seems to be a wide river.

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Post image for Sigmar Polke’s Sad, Sinister Little Movie of a Monkey and a Bear

A little more than a week after sitting on a short, narrow bench and watching a video projection of Sigmar Polke’s 34:38-minute 16mm film, “Quetta’s Hazy Blue Sky (Quetta’s blauer dunstiger Himmel)/ Afghanistan-Pakistan” (c. 1974-76), I returned to the exhibition, Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010, currently at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, determined to watch the same film again.

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Post image for MoMA’s Acquired App-etite

The Museum of Modern Art has acquired the first downloadable app for its collection.

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Post image for Ahead of World Cup, Brazilian Art Flourishes in NYC

There may never have been a better month to see Brazilian art in New York. Last weekend, Frieze brought a taste of São Paulo art galleries Casa Triângulo, Fortes Vilaça, Mendes Wood, Vermelho, and Jaqueline Martins, as well as Rio de Janeiro’s A Gentil Carioca, to Manhattan.

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Post image for Highlights From the PAD/D Archive

A look at the contents of the large PAD/D Archive at MoMA QNS.

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Post image for Art in the 1980s: The Forgotten History of PAD/D

July 1979. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Iran has entered its fourth month as an Islamic Republic, and the Sandinista National Liberation Front have deposed the U.S. backed Samoza dictatorship in Nicaragua. It was against this political backdrop that Lucy Lippard’s exhibition, Some British Art From the Left (June 16 – July 14,1979) finished its run at Artists Space in New York City.

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Post image for Isa Genzken’s Strange Contraptions for Transformation

The reason we feel great pleasure when gazing at Genzken’s sculptures is because they, or rather she, gives us the experience of seeing the world as if for the time. She returns us to our infant selves.

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Reviews

A Tale of Two Gallerists

by Ryan Wong on February 3, 2014

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The two coincidental exhibitions in New York, on the gallerists Ileana Sonnabend (1914–2007) at the Museum of Modern Art and Holly Solomon (1934–2002) at Mixed Greens, make for engaging historiography, selective histories within the established art narratives.

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Post image for Saving Façade: Lowry, Diller Defend AFAM Demolition

On Tuesday evening, the New York Society for Ethical Culture hosted a forum on the Museum of Modern Art’s expansion and the controversy surrounding its decision to demolish the American Folk Art Museum building.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is proceeding with its controversial plans to bulldoze the American Folk Art Museum building, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

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