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Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

Street advertisement for New Museum Triennial

Poetry has never been more of a hackneyed product — from tiresome MFA hybrid poems to stale derivations of pop/Net conceptualism to the New New New York School, always proclaiming that its linking of art, gay male cosmopolitanism, and poetics is “new.”

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Alexander Calder,

Much has been seen of the American artist Alexander “Sandy” Calder (1898–1976). And much has been said. Despite the perpetual relevance and freshness of Calder’s art, it is hard to speak about him without descending into cliché-land.

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Utagawa (Gountei) Sadahide, “The Newly Opened Port of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture” (1860)

Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met is the unsexy title of a luxuriantly sensual exhibit that speaks with uncanny precision to our post-postmodern moment.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 3, 2015

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This week, Instagram’s impact on art collecting, Chicago’s missing Keith Haring, 50 buildings in 50 cities, privilege at art museums, the largest object in the universe, and more.

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Weekend Words: Left

by Weekend Editors on May 3, 2015

Andrea del Sarto,

On Thursday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for President, and will run against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

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Post image for Beer with a Painter: Jason Karolak

Jason Karolak and I spoke over beers in his studio one day during the never-ending winter.

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Post image for Corsino Fortes: The Poetics and Politics of Seduction

The central objects and images of Cabo Verde poet Corsino Fortes are deceptively simple: sun, moon, sea, stone, bread, drums, guitars, blood, palm, fist, thumb, and mouth, along with the colors red, yellow, and green, appear time and again throughout the book.

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Ed Sanders

In early 1966, following a New Years’ gig by his folk-rock band, the Fugs, the poet Ed Sanders woke up to find that his Peace Eye Bookstore, then on East 10th Street, had been raided by the NYPD.

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With America Is Hard to See, the exhibition inaugurating its luminous new Renzo Piano building, the Whitney has reclaimed its role among the city’s museums as the engine of the new.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 26, 2015

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This week, a quadruple rainbow, genocide at 100, remaking Mackintosh, poetry inspired by visual art, the creator of the emoticon, the first anime, and more.

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