Weekend


Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

MusicWeekend

Physical Spiky Funk

by Lucas Fagen on February 28, 2015

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Put on the new D’Angelo album and you’ll discover fifty-six minutes of music completely hidden behind a veil of static.

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InterviewsWeekend

Beer with a Painter: Gregory Botts

by Jennifer Samet on February 28, 2015

Gregory Botts,

I have known Gregory Botts for about twenty years. Early on, I remember being captivated by the guerilla action he and his wife, fellow painter Jenny Hankwitz, took in the early 1990s: planting sunflowers in the meridian of Houston Street in SoHo.

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MuseumsWeekend

Quickly Aging Here: The 2015 Triennial

by Thomas Micchelli on February 28, 2015

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After six years and three installments, is the New Museum’s Triennial entering middle age? An odd question for an exhibition devoted to “early-career artists,” as the museum’s press release describes them.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on February 22, 2015

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This week, snow graffiti, free newspapers online, Jon Stewart on architecture, Photoshop at 25, Iranian beauty standards for women, Pussy Riot and Eric Garner, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Weekend Words: Brown

by Weekend Editors on February 22, 2015

József Rippl-Rónai, “Self-Portrait in a Brown Hat” (1897)

Now that Kate Brown has ascended to the governorship relinquished by the scandal-plagued John Kitzhaber, the neighboring states of Oregon and California each have a governor named Brown.

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GalleriesWeekend

What Does It Mean to Be a Grown-Up Painter?

by John Yau on February 22, 2015

Merlin James,

Isn’t it time we begin putting things in perspective?

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One day far in the future, when Nicki Minaj will have produced maybe three or four more albums and sold tens of billions more, she will release a greatest hits package, and what a wonderful day that will be.

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Adolf Wölfli, “Rückkehr aus Sibirien (Return from Siberia)

MARIA GUGGING, AUSTRIA — It’s something of a trek to the Museum Gugging, one part of a legendary arts facility that also features a gallery, bookshop, creativity atelier (where even the word “art” is too limiting) and artists’ residence — a place that has nurtured some of the most renowned talents in the world of art brut.

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There are times in a painter’s development when progress is slow and incremental, and there are times when everything just pops. In Polyrhythm, Jason Karolak’s luminous solo show of abstract paintings at McKenzie Fine Art, everything just pops.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on February 15, 2015

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This week, Anish Kapoor’s new perpetual whirlpool, Ruscha’s lost rock art, artists who stayed in Nazi Germany, Beck and Warhol, why the dollar sign is an S, and more.

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