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News
Performance still of Rabih Mroué, Riding on a Cloud, April 21, 2015, at the Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1
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Dark Clouds: Rabih Mroué Channels Injury, War in MoMA Performance

Last night in one of MoMA’s basement theaters, the Lebanese theater director, artist, and actor Rabih Mroué presented his show Riding on a Cloud, a performance that, typical of Mroué, puts video, audio, archival material, and live bodies together on … Read More


Artists
Installation view of Nina Beiers at Metro Pictures, New York.COURTESY METRO PICTURES

Taking the Plunge: Nina Beier at Metro Pictures

When the history of today’s art is written, eBay will need to occupy a prominent position. It has become, for many artists, what the flea markets were to the 1930s Surrealists and the Canal Street plastic shops were for New … Read More


Artists News
Malcolm Morleym Napoleon Crossing the Alps with Cannon Sperone Westwater

Heavy Artillery: At 83, Malcolm Morley Is Still Doing Battle

“I never look back,” the legendary 83-year-old British ex-pat artist Malcolm Morley said Thursday. Morley—who at different points in his distinguished career has been at the forefront of movements like Photorealism and Neo-Expressionism—was speaking to me on the afternoon of … Read More


Features
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Renzo Piano as Light and Space Artist

With his new building for the Whitney Museum opening May 1, the architect’s 2013 expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum offers insights into his approach Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Shakyamuni Beneficial to See (detail); Tibet (Drigung School Monastery); early 14th century; Pritzker Family Collection.


COURTESY RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22Opening: Alexander Calder at Dominique Lévy “MULTIUM IN PARVO” (“much in little) is the Latinate name of this Calder exhibition, arranged in collaboration with the Calder Foundation. It presents Calder’s tiniest works, the heights of which range from … Read More


Dispatches
Bob Mizer, Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-FH), Los Angeles, 1963. COURTESY VENUS OVER MANHATTAN AND BOB MIZER FOUNDATION, INC.

City Slicker: Cowboy Fanatic Dylan Brant Curates Show at Venus Over Manhattan

On a recent afternoon, Dylan Brant, stepson of media mogul and art collector Peter Brant, whom he refers to as “Dad,” was in the office at Venus Over Manhattan, Adam Lindemann’s gallery on the Upper East Side. Brant was preparing … Read More


Books
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


Artists consumer reports
Edward Shenk.

Consumer Reports: Edward Shenk

Edward Shenk is a New York-based artist from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, working in a variety of media including digital print, sculpture, video, poetry, and publishing. He recently staged an exhibition of “King Of The Hill fan gaze removals” (also a book) … Read More


Artists Dispatches
John Giorno, Space Forgets You, 2015 (left), and Prefer Crying in a Limo to Laughing on a Bus, 2015 (right). COURTESY THE ARTIST AND ELIZABETH DEE GALLERY

Rising from the Bunker: The World Catches Up With John Giorno

On the morning of the last day of winter, the artist and poet John Giorno buzzed open the gate on the ground floor of the hulking Bowery building that he has called home for 49 of his 78 years and … Read More


Artists News
Emily Sundblad and Matt Sweeney performing Monday at The Church of St. Luke in the Fieilds.  SEAN KEENAN

Take Them to Church: Sundblad, Sweeney Celebrate New Record, Shirley Collins With Greenwich Village Performance

“I came here once for church service and I wore this outfit, so I thought I’d wear it again,” artist Emily Sundblad said on Monday night before launching into a song with the musician Matt Sweeney. The two were performing … Read More


Dispatches
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Venus Over Manhattan Goes to California

Whatever else he is—collector, dealer, rich guy—Adam Lindemann is also a man who respects stationary. Just a few days after he announced his gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, would open a 15,000-square-foot space in Los Angeles this spring, the heading on … Read More


Dallas Art Week 2015 Market
2015 MTV RE:DEFINE GALA & AUCTION IN HONOR OF MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN

At Dallas Art Week, a $2.2 M. Benefit Auction, a $2.5 M. Car, and ‘Spending Money Like Drunken Sailors’

Sometimes art-fair weeks have an echo-chamber reverb—the same canapés, the same Instagrams, the same Damien Hirst spin paintings. But if you’re lucky, the stars align and bequeath you unique experiences. On Friday, at 10:30, the morning after the opening of … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
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‘Martin Durazo: Axioms and Ecstasies’ at Barbara Davis Gallery

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Martin Durazo: Axioms and Ecstasies,” is currently on view at Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston until Saturday, April 25. The show features new paintings by Durazo that … Read More


Books
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Disaster Writing: New Book By Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist Wreaks Havoc on Original Thought

Readers of a certain age will probably know Marshall McLuhan best for his cameo in Annie Hall, in which the Canadian-born media scholar appears suddenly to chastise an annoying member of a movie queue, situated directly behind Woody Allen’s Alvy … Read More