Weekend


Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, Albert Mobilio and Natalie Haddad

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Speaking very generally and just of figurative art: sculpture creates a world around itself, and painting creates a world inside itself.

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Post image for Gender Menders: Anohni, RuPaul, Gwen Stefani, Now That’s What I Call Country

Like the idiot I am, I got Grimes’s Art Angels very wrong when it surfaced last year.

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TOKYO — It’s not often that a major art museum hosts an exhibition for a poet.

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GalleriesWeekend

Art, Work, and the Workaday

by Thomas Micchelli on July 30, 2016

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The lobby gallery at the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed midtown office tower at 1285 Avenue of the Americas, with its partitioned walls flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows on the north and south sides of the building, is unusually well-suited for both casual and concentrated encounters with art.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 24, 2016

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This week, digitizing the Library of Congress, conceptual art in Britain, the context for Hellenistic art, the five genders of Native American cultures, pomo ethics, and more.

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Weekend Words: Plagiarism

by Weekend Editors on July 24, 2016

Federico Zuccaro,

“Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”

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Post image for Reader’s Diary: Robert Glück’s ‘Communal Nude’

Some of Robert Glück’s essays came my way in the 1980s via such publications as Poetics Journal.

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The Two Faces of Grace Jane

by John Yau on July 24, 2016

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Margot Bergman paints boldly simplified portraits of women on top of found paintings, which she salvages from flea markets.

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MuseumsWeekend

Upbeat and Edgy

by John Yau on July 24, 2016

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With the rise of artists desperate to align themselves with one compromised avant-garde tradition or another, it is useful to remember that Stuart Davis never fit in.

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Post image for Beer with a Painter: Charles Yuen

Charles Yuen’s home in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, is comfortably domestic and suburban in feeling, which somehow surprises me, after having seen his zany and sardonic paintings earlier in the year at Studio10 in Bushwick.

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