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    10. What I Like About You: Artists to Follow on Instagram

    In an ARTnews web exclusive, Robin Cembalest explored how Laurie Simmons, Ryan McGinness, Kenny Scharf, and others are using the photo-sharing network to disseminate their work—and their fixations. So many artists have joined Instagram since then that it’s time for a new list. Read the piece.

    COURTESY THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NY.

    COURTESY TOYIN ODUTOLA AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NY.

    9. Girl with a Hoop Earring: Fun with Vermeer

    On the occasion of the traveling show of treasures from the Mauritshuis, the Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague (the exhibition is now in its final stop, at the Frick), Robin Cembalest surveyed the modern-day descendants of Vermeer’s mysterious protagonists. Read the piece.

    Awol Erizku, Girl with a Bamboo Earring, 2009, digital chromogenic print. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND HASTED KRAEUTLER GALLERY, NYC.

    Awol Erizku, Girl with a Bamboo Earring, 2009, digital chromogenic print.

    COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND HASTED KRAEUTLER GALLERY, NYC.
     

    8. How to Speak Artspeak (Properly)

    Robin Cembalest on a new guide by Robert Atkins that decodes 146 essential buzzwords, movements, and trends of the postwar art world. How many do you know? Read the piece.

    Yoshihara Jirō, Please Draw Freely, 1956, paint and marker on wood. ©YOSHIHARA SHINICHIRŌ AND THE FORMER MEMBERS OF THE GUTAI ART ASSOCIATION, COURTESY MUSEUM OF OSAKA UNIVERSITY.

    Yoshihara Jirō, Please Draw Freely, 1956, paint and marker on wood.

    ©YOSHIHARA SHINICHIRŌ AND THE FORMER MEMBERS OF THE GUTAI ART ASSOCIATION, COURTESY MUSEUM OF OSAKA UNIVERSITY.
     

    7. Disaster Photography: When is Documentary Exploitation?

    Photographers who produce spectacular images of Detroit, Chernobyl, and other ravaged areas have sparked disagreements over whether they are exploiting others’ misfortune—or just covering the bad news. Richard B. Woodward reports. Read the piece.

    Mitch Epstein’s Biloxi, Mississippi 2005 vividly represents the inversion of normalcy that is Hurricane Katrina’s legacy. ©BLACK RIVER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. AND MITCH EPSTEIN/COURTESY SIKKEMA JENKINS & CO., NEW YORK.

    Mitch Epstein’s Biloxi, Mississippi 2005 vividly represents the inversion of normalcy that is Hurricane Katrina’s legacy.

    ©BLACK RIVER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. AND MITCH EPSTEIN/COURTESY SIKKEMA JENKINS & CO., NEW YORK.
     

    6. Ten Tough Women Artists Who Stand Up to the Bad Boys

    In a male-dominated art season, Robin Cembalest pointed out where to find female artists who cut, change the rules, explore new horizons, and do it gangsta-style. Read the piece.

    Tameka Norris, still from Untitled, 2012, digital video. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND THIRD STREAMING, NEW YORK. VIDEOGRAPHER: TOM POWELL.

    Tameka Norris, still from Untitled, 2012, digital video.

    COURTESY THE ARTIST AND THIRD STREAMING, NEW YORK. VIDEOGRAPHER: TOM POWELL.
     

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