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The Living Dead: Why Are Curators Putting Deceased Artists in Contemporary Art Shows?

The peculiar appearance of Forrest Bess, the “pseudo-hermaphrodite” painter, at the 2012 Whitney Biennial still stands out in my memory. The eleven paintings were vivid and haunting, and his story of genital self-surgery, with accompanying photo-documentation, was even harder to … Read More


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Visual AIDS Releases Slide Show to Mark World AIDS Day

To mark World AIDS Day, the New York–based arts nonprofit Visual AIDS, which supports HIV-positive artists and fights the disease through art, released a slide show called Radiant Presence, with images of works in the organization’s Artist+ Registry, which is the largest database of works … Read More


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David Wojnarowicz, Arthur Rimbaud in New York (times square), 1978-79, gelatin-silver print. ©THE ESTATE OF DAVID WOJNAROWICZ/COURTESY P.P.O.W. GALLERY

‘He Would Rage On’: Aperture Reissues David Wojnarowicz’s ‘Brush Fires in the Social Landscape’

In Brush Fires in the Social Landscape, the book of David Wojnarowicz’s photo-based work that was published posthumously in 1994, cameras are passed from artist to artist, artist to critic, critic to librarian. They move between people like AIDS, the disease which … Read More


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David Wojnarowicz (1981), by Peter Hujar. 


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Morning Links: David Wojnarowicz Edition

The British Museum’s exhibition on ancient Greek sculpture includes a bronze copy of the lost Greek original Doryphoros (spear-bearer) by Polykleitos, made in 1920 by the German sculptor Georg Römer, and long believed to be destroyed in WWII. [The Art Newspaper]MoMA film … Read More


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London’s Cabinet Gallery Shows Work From Richard Kern’s ‘Medicated’ Series

London gallery Cabinet is presenting portraits from photographer Richard Kern’s “Medicated” series through March 21. Kern is known for his experimental films featuring art stars such as Henry Rollins, Lydia Lunch, and David Wojnarowicz, as well as sex- and drug-themed zines … Read More


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Must-See Museum Shows to Make You Think, or Cry

Identity remixed in provocative displays at the Jewish Museum, the New Museum, the Whitney, and Tate Modern Read More


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J.R. in New York: Keeping It Rio

Favela where the French street artist staged “Women Are Heroes” emerges at Ford Foundation’s headquarters
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L.A. “X”

LACMA’s plan to open a show featuring Robert Mapplethorpe’s gay sadomasochistic photographs two weeks before Election Day proves we’ve come a long way–maybe Read More


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The Artist as Philanthropist

At a time when government and corporate support is decreasing, artists’ foundations are becoming increasingly influential Read More


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Should Curating Be Crowdsourced?

In attempting to avoid controversies over content, a Smithsonian panel might be setting the stage for even more. Read More


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‘Hope’ Against Hope

As the legal saga around Shepard Fairey's Obama portrait draws to a close, the country has moved on . Read More


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Between a Cross and a Hard Place

The controversy over the removal of a four-minute video from an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery has observers wondering whether the culture wars are back. If so, can anything be done to stop them? Read More