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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on January 25, 2015

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This week, artists and drones, archiving the web, Russian art manifestos, the lies of American Sniper, modern life, and more.

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Weekend Words: Sweat

by Weekend Editors on January 25, 2015

Edgar Degas,

On Tuesday, Hyperallergic’s Benjamin Sutton reported that a civil court in Antwerp has convicted Luc Tuymans of copyright infringement for appropriating an image by photojournalist Katrijn Van Giel for his painting, “A Belgian Politician” (2011).

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Despite the hue and cry about zombie formalism, there is a lot of very good painting going on these days.

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Fifty Shades of Lana Del Rey

by Lucas Fagen on January 24, 2015

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For many, the mere existence of Lizzie Grant and her alter ego Lana Del Rey serves as a cold slap in the face to the big-budget feminist empowerment campaign enacted by even richer and more famous people like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga.

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ATLANTA — Is Bill Arnett enjoying the last laugh?

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'Patrick Killoran: Exeunt Angels', detail of installation view

Broadly embracing the Minimal, the Conceptual, and the Relational, Patrick Killoran’s solo exhibition at Studio 10 zeroes in on the unlikeliest of subjects — contract law — with an off-kilter braininess that turns each piece into a game of mental catch-up.

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Weekend Words: Separation

by Weekend Editors on January 18, 2015

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This week, amNewYork reported on a recent study from the University of Missouri investigating smartphone separation anxiety.

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Language as Maternal

by Barry Schwabsky on January 18, 2015

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George Oppen published his first book, Discrete Series, in 1934; his second, The Materials, emerged 28 years later, in 1962. But even Oppen and Bunting were raring to go in comparison to Wong May, whose third collection of poems, Superstitions, came out in 1978.

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Martin Puryear,

Recently, and rather unexpectedly, the term “negative capability,” which was coined by the poet John Keats, came to mind. Was this an outlandish association to make while looking at Martin Puryear’s debut exhibition at Matthew Marks?

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Karl Stevens’ whisper-soft graphite drawings and smooth-as-ice oil paintings evoke comparison to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres yet portray neither odalisques nor aristocrats. Best known as a graphic novelist (Guilty; Whatever), Stevens’ canvases and sketches, like his comic strips and watercolors, render the quotidian details of the world of a freshly unemployed artist whose girlfriend just broke up with him.

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