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Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

R.S.V.P. sculptures activated by Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger in “Performance Piece—Nylon Mesh and Maren Hassinger,” (1977)

The artist Senga Nengudi was recently honored with dual retrospectives of her work at Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art and RedLine Gallery. The MCA featured the black and brown pantyhose of her long-running R.S.V.P. series, which was stretched, contorted, and knotted into abstract echoes of everything from hair and genitalia to masks and musical notation.

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Unidentified Artist.

Skimming through various museum sites for their fall schedules, the first thing that caught my eye was a notice for The Art of the Chinese Album at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 31, 2014

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This week, war photography and pop culture, breaking up the major museums, Hello Kitty is not a cat, video game sexism, criminalizing science, and more.

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Weekend Words: Breach

by Weekend Editors on August 31, 2014

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This week, another Brooklyn Bridge breach, this time not for the sake of art, but a selfie.

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I have been a fan of small and independent presses ever since I discovered the Grolier Poetry Book Shop (6 Plympton Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts) during my senior year of high school.

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As for iSweat Fitness Music, ah, blame it if you will on my own schlocky taste.

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SEATTLE — I believe what Wallace Stevens said: a mythology reflects its region. So in moving from New York City to Seattle in 1995, I was doubly anxious, knowing neither the region nor its mythology.

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Jenny Dubnau

In Jenny Dubnau’s Long Island City studio is a vertical mirror with adhesive stenciled letters spelling out the name “Jennifer.”

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 24, 2014

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This week, discovering Warhol silkscreened your father, rebel architects, Muslim youth’s rebel music, Gramsci Monument redux, Dante’s heaven, and more.

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Weekend Words: Dollar

by Weekend Editors on August 24, 2014

Leonaert Bramer,

Forty-seven years ago today, Abbie Hoffman led a dozen members of the Youth International Party into the visitors’ gallery of the New York Stock Exchange and threw fistfuls of dollar bills to the trading floor below.

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