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Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, Albert Mobilio and Natalie Haddad

MuseumsWeekend

Encounter with a Gazillion Teddy Bears

by John Yau on August 7, 2016

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Partners (The Teddy Bear Project) is the centerpiece – one might say the heart of — The Keeper, organized by Massimiliano Gioni, with Margot Norton, and Natalie Bell and Helga Christoffersen for the New Museum.

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Impure and Arcane

by John Yau on August 7, 2016

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One of the interesting things about Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) is that neither she nor her work can be written into the early history of abstract art.

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A Poet’s Paintings, In and Out of the Void

by Tim Keane on August 6, 2016

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“I never wanted to be a poet,” says the famously prolific poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti in “More Light,” an autobiographical essay about his first ambitions as a painter.

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Danny Lyon’s Prescient Visions

by Anna Tome on August 6, 2016

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“We are frail flowers in the field,” wrote Danny Lyon, the politically active, compassionate photojournalist, after leaving New York for Bernalillo, New Mexico, in 1969.

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Thirty years is a long time to step away. Jill Kroesen was deeply enmeshed in the downtown performance scene of the 1970s before she disappeared.

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In Oil and Candle, the debut full-length poetry collection by Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, ritual and religion are turned to as salves for various societal issues, including racism, homophobia, and war.

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This two-gallery extravaganza takes up the tricky gambit of featuring “artists whose work involves a methodical and controlled process of creating seemingly freeform or random daubs and spots.”

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 31, 2016

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This week, art in shadow banking, the impact of focal length, oppressive minimalism, slave labor at the White House, Werner Herzog on Pokémon Go, and more.

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Weekend Words: Heir

by Weekend Editors on July 31, 2016

Pisanello,

“I do see myself as the heir to a vast, great, rich culture of painting — of art in general — which we have lost, but which places obligations on us.”

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Richard Bellamy is one of the very few art dealers around whose name the word “legendary” floats like an aura. But how to convey what was so special about him is a nice problem for a biographer.

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