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“We were a congregation of red-beaded necklace adorners, velveteen ushers, rattlers, and clenched-fist praise dancers.”

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To most people, fossilized candy, hairballs, and animal bones belong in the trash, but for Yuji Agematsu, such detritus deserves preservation for posterity.

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Black Women Artists Bear Witness in Red

by Seph Rodney on September 6, 2016

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First you see red. Red halts the traffic. An undulant corpus of red women crosses the Bowery and flows toward the New Museum, breaks into an arc and then a circle

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The Other Side of History

by John Yau on August 21, 2016

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One of the fascinating things about The Keeper, organized by Massimiliano Gioni, with Margot Norton, Natalie Bell, and Helga Christoffersen for the New Museum, is the sheer number of distinct collections they managed to include in a space that is not particularly hospitable to art.

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Encounter with a Gazillion Teddy Bears

by John Yau on August 7, 2016

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Partners (The Teddy Bear Project) is the centerpiece – one might say the heart of — The Keeper, organized by Massimiliano Gioni, with Margot Norton, and Natalie Bell and Helga Christoffersen for the New Museum.

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Impure and Arcane

by John Yau on August 7, 2016

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One of the interesting things about Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) is that neither she nor her work can be written into the early history of abstract art.

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Here we are, it’s June — exam time. A prompt from the art history final: “Discuss an example of a ‘history painting’ that depicted current events. What would ‘history painting’ look like in the present?”

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One thing that is immediately apparent in Al-Ugh-Ories, Nicole Eisenman’s show at the New Museum, is her streak of resistance.

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The Dicks We Grope to Get Ahead

by Daniel Larkin on June 13, 2016

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A rock-climbing wall is covered with penises at the New Museum.

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A Truly Great Artist

by John Yau on June 5, 2016

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At once compassionate and angry, empathetic and satirical, tender and tough, Nicole Eisenman is a storyteller, portraitist, social chronicler, allegorist, fantasist, utopian dreamer and history painter, to name just a handful of her many artistic identities.

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