Weekend


Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

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The script for “Bystander,” Liz Magic Laser’s performance at The Kitchen, consists principally of two types of statements about current events — the personal and the reportorial.

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Post image for Like It Is: William Powhida at Postmasters

William Powhida has been tracking the feeding habits of the oligarchy for years, which makes it seem almost prophetic that the Supreme Court struck down overall spending limits on Federal elections during the run of Overculture, his second solo show at Postmasters Gallery.

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Post image for Probing the Unknowable: Judith Bernstein’s Black Light Paintings

Sometimes ferocity fades over time. Sometimes it doesn’t. For Judith Bernstein, it just gets bigger, brighter and wilder. Now in her seventies, Bernstein has been dishing out the unpalatable for more than forty years with no sign of letting up.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 30, 2014

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This week, fonts can save money, trend piece bs, best press photos, Wu Tang Clan’s art experiment, booksellers leaving Manhattan, and more.

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Weekend Words: Nose

by Weekend Editors on March 30, 2014

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As Jillian Steinhauer reported in Hyperallergic on Monday, “The fight to obtain resale royalties for visual artists may be gaining momentum thanks to the newly introduced American Royalties, Too (ART) Act of 2014, but the major auction houses are determined to stop it.”

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Post image for Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (March 2014, Part 2)

In part 2 of this month, reviews of Toni Braxton & Babyface, Foster the People, Schoolboy Q, and Real Estate.

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Post image for Gary Stephan Talks to Rene Magritte and Kazimir Malevich

On the face of it, Gary Stephan’s paintings seem straightforward and austere. Done in acrylic, their viscosities of paint, range from striated, semi-transparent brushstrokes laid down with the same consistency as they span the canvas, to watery, semi-transparent irregular shapes, to solid geometric planes of color – virtuosity in plain sight.

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Post image for Poliakoff and the Russian Connection

The retrospective of Russian-born painter Serge Poliakoff, which just closed at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, was both a welcome surprise and something of an anachronism. One would be hard pressed to find clues in the current international art scene, or even in the secondary market, to explain the royal treatment lavished by a well-funded institution on an artist almost forgotten today.

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Post image for Andreas Slominski’s Wonderfully Ugly Handbags

Andreas Slominski’s exhibition at Metro Pictures, which closes today, is the perfect riposte to those enthralled with the expensive baubles of Jeff Koons, or with designer fashions, reality TV, and the gaseous personalities populating these self-inflated, narcissistic times.

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Post image for Connecting Across Time: Piero at the Met

This is the last weekend to catch Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a selection of four devotional pictures never before seen in the United States.

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