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Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 21, 2015

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This week, Malevich’s “Black Square,” paying comic artists, sexism in club culture, Egyptian photo archive goes Creative Commons, Irish slaves, encyclopedia of pasta, and more.

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Weekend Words: Change

by Weekend Editors on June 21, 2015

Hendrick van Balen,

Last week, the world lost Ornette Coleman, whose 1959 releases The Shape of Jazz to Come and Change of the Century marked the advent of free jazz and changed the face of music forever.

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GalleriesWeekend

Rowdy Celebrations

by John Yau on June 21, 2015

Peter Reginato,

A few months ago, I saw a painting by Peter Reginato for the first time. It was on the streets of Manhattan.

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The Real Real

by Lucas Fagen on June 20, 2015

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Kendrick Lamar may not be the Best Rapper Alive, but except for a few thesaurus users from the hip-hop underground he may very well be the most intellectual.

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Joan Miró in front of his painting,

How did postwar New York painting influence one of its foremost European progenitors? This question is posed as a partial rationale for Nahmad Contemporary’s current show Joan Miró: Oiseux Dans L’Espace.

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“They take a long time to make.” That’s what the British artist and writer Andrew Forge said when he was “questioned as to the meaning of his paintings,” according to an obituary that ran in The Telegraph

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 14, 2015

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This week, whiteness of the avant-garde, history of ultramarine, Christo’s new project in Italy, rise of the Yuccies, Jane Austen getting workshopped, and more.

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Weekend Words: Wreck

by Weekend Editors on June 14, 2015

Caspar David Friedrich,

“Contemporary art’s job is to wreck what came before.” John Waters, from his commencement speech at the Rhode Island School of Design last weekend.

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10 out of 12, Anne Washburn’s new play at SoHo Rep in New York, puts a new comic twist on the genre of backstage drama by focusing on one of theater’s most boring tasks: the tech rehearsal.

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“Something strange is creeping across me.” The first line of John Ashbery’s poem, “Daffy Duck in Hollywood,” came to mind while I was scrutinizing the modestly scaled, seemingly benign works included in Bloomfield, Jessica Rohrer’s latest exhibition of paintings and works on paper at PPOW.

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