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The Center of Art: A Conversation with Critic & Curator Karen Wilkin

She’s one of New York’s old skool art critics and has penned books on everyone from David Smith to Edward Gorey. An authority on 20th C. modernism, Karen Wilkin agreed to talk to Hyperallergic about her experience as a longtime observer of the art world and in the process she spoke about an art world “afraid of missing out on something,” and she offers some advice to aspiring critics.

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Assassination of Danish ‘Muhammad’ Cartoonist Foiled, Burj Khalifa Opens, Arts Audience in US Shrinks

… a new modern art museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, opens … Arizona’s defunct West Valley Art Museum needs a place to store its art … British arts institutions are getting short changed by the 2012 Olympics … Bank of America gives its customers free admission to LA museums … Michael Jackson’s art continues to raise eyebrows.

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2010 Here We Come!

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, we’re on vacation until Monday, January 4, 2010. While we’re away we’re making plans, dealing with programmers, and doing other things to make you all feel warm and fuzzy.

In the meantime, we wish you all an amazing New Year’s Eve and look forward to you joining us for a great 2010!

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There is No Public Space

Sarah makes small matchbook sculptures that are designed to be left in public spaces. They are intimate art works that are part of the ritual of her practice. She believes in the words of Margaret Meade, who said, “When justice is lost, we have ritual. We need more ritual in our daily lives.”

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