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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 20, 2014

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This week, a photojournalist on a beach in Gaza, a dog saves an artist’s life, CalArts in the 1970s, Žižek plagiarizes from a white supremacists, in defense of appropriation, post-Murakami Japanese art, and more.

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Weekend Words: Rain

by Weekend Editors on July 20, 2014

Childe Hassam

By mid-July, more rain has fallen in the New York region (5.19 inches) than the typical average for the entire month (4.6 inches).

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Mark Wunderlich’s The Earth Avails

Much of Mark Wunderlich’s decidedly sincere and dexterous new book The Earth Avails derives, as well as extrapolates from a little leather volume of common prayers, a treasury of highly particular, utilitarian 19th-century Protestant folk devotionals. Not only has he carefully reconstituted these idiosyncratic beseechments and their pious worldview, he has exceeded them in a number of ways.

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John Willenbecher

John Willenbecher tells me that his recent paintings are about “connecting the dots.” One of his lifelong interests has been the night sky – abstraction in nature – which he traces to his childhood interest in astronomy while growing up in eastern Pennsylvania.

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Annemarie Heinrich, The Lecuona Cuban Boys on tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1940-1941), silver print, 8 x 10 inches.

LONDON — On display in a vitrine at the Victoria and Albert Museum here is a large, black-and-white photo-print depicting the suit of armor Christopher Columbus wore during his journeys to what Europeans came to call “the New World.”

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Portrait of Regina Bogat, 52 Division Street, New York City (c. 1961)

Regina Bogat: Works 1967-1977 at Zürcher Gallery marks another milestone in the rediscovery of an artist who has long been hidden in plain sight. Since her start in the 1950s, in a milieu that included abstract artists like Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt and her late husband, Al Jensen, Bogat has always played the subversive.

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In part 1 of this month, reviews of Celtic Woman, The Fault in Our Stars, The Rough Guide to Indian Classical Music, and Deadmau5.

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Chiaki Kamikawa, “10 Possible Locations for Secret Talks” (2014), number 6 of 10 drawings, pencil on paper, approximately 8 3/10 x 9 1/10 inches

Simultaneously confounding and illuminating, The Intuitionists at the Drawing Center is a puzzle within a puzzle, a conceptual stunt that raises sticky questions about curatorial responsibility and the structuring of aesthetic experience.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 13, 2014

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This week, why contemporary art museums are vital, the drawbacks of internet visibility, smells of the Byzantine Empire, working in the Domino Sugar Refinery before Kara Walker, all the Vermeers in the world, and more.

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Weekend Words: Stone

by Weekend Editors on July 13, 2014

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On Wednesday, Hyperallergic’s Jillian Steinhauer brought the news of Marina Abramović’s latest endeavor, a video collaboration with Adidas reenacting the artist’s performance piece, “Work/Relation,” from 1978.

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