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Weekend Words: Competition

by Weekend Editors on August 23, 2015

Gustave Courbet,

There was much talk of competition in the news this week, as tech companies poach each other’s talent and workplace culture turns brutal inside Amazon and across the business landscape.

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HOUSTON — The exhibition’s name – Sound Speed Marker – gets at the essence of Austin-based artist-duo Hubbard/Birchler’s work. As moving-image artists, Dubliner Teresa Hubbard and the Swiss Alexander Birchler make self-reflexive film: film about the elements of film.

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LOS ANGELES — “I can barely remember doing all this,” Charles Garabedian says to me as he flips through the pages of his own museum exhibition catalog, which I have brought along.

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Kacey Musgraves, Ouroboros 

by Lucas Fagen on August 22, 2015

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“I ain’t pageant material,” declares country songbird Kacey Musgraves on the title track to her new album, but the song’s too pretty, too demure, too well-mannered.

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I Is an Other: The Mail Art of Ray Johnson

by Tim Keane on August 22, 2015

Ray Johnson in his Suffolk Street apartment, 1967

Ray Johnson disappeared near Sag Harbor just over twenty years ago. But if we refer to the artist by the art, he’s still among us.

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Justine Hill,

Terminology is slippery, and using it as the premise for an exhibition can be slipperier still. But the concept underlying Metamodern, a group show at Denny Gallery on the Lower East Side, actually holds the potential to enrich an already strong array of works with a few additional, if speculative, layers of meaning.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 16, 2015

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This week, the death of the US dance critic, Black Lives Matter at the Venice Biennale, James Baldwin’s FBI file, “Happy Birthday”‘s copyright shenanigans, and more.

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Weekend Words: Currency

by Weekend Editors on August 16, 2015

Matteo di Ser Cambio,

China weakened its currency, the renminbi, several days in a row this week, raising fears that the country’s massive economy may be in deep trouble.

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Martin Lewis,

Nighttime darkness compresses space and alters colors, making ordinary places both more terrifying and more freeing, changing the social dynamic of those who walk in them.

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Bernadette Mayer

I first began reading the works of Bernadette Mayer in 1975 or 1976, contemporaneous with their publications. While I didn’t realize it at the time, Mayer wroten them in her late 20s and early 30s, quite close to my own age.

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