Tag Archives: Robin Cembalest

Faramarz Pilaram, Untitled, 1982, oil on canvas.

HOUMAN M. SARSHAR COLLECTION, NEW YORK.
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The Other Modernism: Rediscovering Iran’s Avant-Garde

Overshadowed by revolution, sanctions, and outdated notions of the Modern, Iran’s vibrant postwar art scene is coming into focus at the Asia Society Read More

Tracey Emin, still from I Can't Believe How Much I Loved You.
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What She Did For Love: Tracey Emin Hearts Times Square

British artist’s first American public-art piece will inspire passersby to kiss—or cry Read More

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Smithson Trumps Snooki: New Jersey is State of the Art

Princeton gives Jersey its props, MoMA’s Capital Exchange program drops, Cleveland rocks a mega-multi-touch-screen, and more museum news Read More

Corita Kent, E eye love, 1968, serigraph. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE TANG MUSEUM AT SKIDMORE COLLEGE AND CORITA ART CENTER, LOS ANGELES.
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From Black Power to Migrants’ Power

As ’60s activist art enters museums, a new generation is creating an iconography of protest for today Read More

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What I Like About You: Artists to Follow on Instagram

How Laurie Simmons, Ryan McGinness, Kenny Scharf, and others are using the photo-sharing network to disseminate their work—and their fixations Read More

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Everyone’s a critic–or a curator

The duchess, Pompeiians, activists, Oscars, Aaron Swartz, Shepard Fairey and more in links from around the Web Read More

Yishai Jusidman, Dachau, 2010-­‐12, acrylic on wood, artist's frame.
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Painting Auschwitz Blue

Some artists trick the public into perceiving images of the Holocaust anew; others want viewers to “feel” it Read More

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What a Short, Strange Miami Trip It’s Been

Best optical illusion, best cat, and other highlights that linger in the mind and the brain after five days of fair-going Read More

Frida Kahlo, Una Carta, 1943, watercolor, pen and ink on paper. MARY-ANNE MARTIN.
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Snapshots from Miami

Some things we saw at the Basel art fair (and beyond) Read More

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Postcards from Miami

Snapshots from Miami during fair time. Check back this week for updates… Read More

Tim Hetherington, Kelso, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008, digital c-print. © TIM HETHERINGTON, COURTESY YOSSI MILO GALLERY, NEW YORK.
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The Military Is Present

Using outreach, performance, video, photography, and therapy, artists and museums are devising new ways to connect with veterans—and to bring their stories to a wider audience Read More

Jodi Beiber, Protest against Chris Hani’s Assassination, 1993, black and white photograph.
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Things Fall Apartheid

An ambitious, devastating, revelatory survey at the ICP is the first of several upcoming museum shows to explore how South African photography evolved from a document into a blunt instrument Read More

Marcel Duchamp in 1917 (above)
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Haunted by Duchamp

A dealer reflects on a lifelong obsession Read More

Agostino Brunias,  A Planter and His Wife, Attended by a Servant, ca. 1780. From “Counterpoints” at El Museo del Barrio.
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Brave New World

Three New York art museums take on the complex topic of the Caribbean Read More