Weekend


Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

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ATLANTA — Is Bill Arnett enjoying the last laugh?

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'Patrick Killoran: Exeunt Angels', detail of installation view

Broadly embracing the Minimal, the Conceptual, and the Relational, Patrick Killoran’s solo exhibition at Studio 10 zeroes in on the unlikeliest of subjects — contract law — with an off-kilter braininess that turns each piece into a game of mental catch-up.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on January 18, 2015

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This week, tax breaks for billionaire art collectors, architecture of art fairs, assholes who think they’re geniuses, the problem with #AllLivesMatter, a slave who freed herself, literary California, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Weekend Words: Separation

by Weekend Editors on January 18, 2015

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This week, amNewYork reported on a recent study from the University of Missouri investigating smartphone separation anxiety.

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BooksWeekend

Language as Maternal

by Barry Schwabsky on January 18, 2015

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George Oppen published his first book, Discrete Series, in 1934; his second, The Materials, emerged 28 years later, in 1962. But even Oppen and Bunting were raring to go in comparison to Wong May, whose third collection of poems, Superstitions, came out in 1978.

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Martin Puryear,

Recently, and rather unexpectedly, the term “negative capability,” which was coined by the poet John Keats, came to mind. Was this an outlandish association to make while looking at Martin Puryear’s debut exhibition at Matthew Marks?

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Karl Stevens’ whisper-soft graphite drawings and smooth-as-ice oil paintings evoke comparison to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres yet portray neither odalisques nor aristocrats. Best known as a graphic novelist (Guilty; Whatever), Stevens’ canvases and sketches, like his comic strips and watercolors, render the quotidian details of the world of a freshly unemployed artist whose girlfriend just broke up with him.

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So-called revisionist art history has made room for numerous, formerly overlooked or ignored artists in Western Civ’s recognized canon, but what is that establishment narrative to make of a big-boned Southern gal who played avant-garde cello in the nude while submerged in a Plexiglas tank filled with river water?

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InterviewsWeekend

Beer with a Painter: Sarah McEneaney

by Jennifer Samet on January 17, 2015

Sarah McEneaney,

I visited Sarah McEneaney at her home in the Callowhill / Trestletown / Chinatown North neighborhood of Philadelphia.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on January 11, 2015

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This week, the fallout from the Charlie Hebdo massacre dominated the news, while artist Tania Bruguera talks about her detention in Cuba, questions are raised about John Elderfield’s conflict of interest, and more.

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