Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio


Stanley Whitney Reclaims His History

by John Yau on July 26, 2015

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Happily, for those who are curious about what came next in Whitney’s evolution, they need only to go uptown and see the artist’s first museum exhibition in New York, Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange at the Studio Museum in Harlem, which contains a selection of twenty-nine paintings and works on paper the artist made between 2008 and 2015.

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Ed Moses,

Researching the work and career of Ed Moses prior to our visit was like uncovering a trove of stylistic experimentation with abstract painting, and a whole segment of West Coast art history.

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The history that underlies and often possesses Pedro Costa’s Horse Money, the final entry in the director’s Fontainhas tetralogy, is almost ironic – more than two decades in, Costa’s project has outlived its subject, the titular Lisbon slum now demolished by the Portuguese authorities.

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Ye Qin Zhu, “Without colors” (2014)

Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics, first published in 1968, is a collection of twelve tales — most of them narrated by an ancient, improbable being by the name of Qfwfq — that blend science fiction with fantasy and indulge in the mind-expanding ethos of the times.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 19, 2015

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This week, Eid cards, a mysterious “Chicken Church,” Cosby and Smithsonian, the best Dutch galleries in the US, an architect talks about the perfect sandcastle, and more.

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Weekend Words: Pope

by Weekend Editors on July 19, 2015

Jacques-Louis David,

Last Sunday, Pope Francis wound up his eight-day, three-country tour of Latin America —home to the world’s largest Catholic population — where he called unfettered capitalism “the dung of the devil.”

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RuPaul’s Electronic Drag Music

by Lucas Fagen on July 19, 2015

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RuPaul is a gifted musician whose work gets overlooked by critics partially because of his considerable television presence hosting The RuPaul Show and RuPaul’s Drag Race, partially because of his exclusive appeal to a specialized niche market.

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Ruth Root,

Ever since the beginning of this century, when Ruth Root got rid of her references to Philip Guston, she has gotten better and better. In her current show, Ruth Root, at Andrew Kreps, she has kicked out the jams, and the results are unlike anything else being done right now.

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Jacob Lawrence, “The Migration Series” (1940-41), panel 52

Spring, 1968. All my students were black, and I wasn’t. Jacob Lawrence, who was teaching a course down the hall from me at Pratt Institute, was a famous artist and a real teacher; I wasn’t either of those things.

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Aperture’s Tokyo-themed issue

In East Asia, sprawling, dynamic, constantly changing Tokyo has a long history as a seductive subject and muse for innovative camera artists, but that tradition and the remarkable, often unexpected images it has produced are still not so widely known in the West outside a relatively small but growing community of collectors, curators and photography buffs.

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