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Reviews of current exhibitions, with a focus on the New York art scene

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Tracing the Out-of-Sight: Cristina Camacho’s Symmetrical Tensions

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Tracing the Out-of-Sight: Cristina Camacho’s Symmetrical Tensions

Anna Burckhardt explores the process and motivations behind the anthropomorphic symmetry in Cristina Camacho’s painting series, “Bilateral Dissections.”

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Meriem Bennani’s Holiday Headscarf

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Meriem Bennani’s Holiday Headscarf

Playing on the Barclays Center’s “Oculus” screen through March 5 as part of the Public Art Fund’s “Commercial Break” series, Meriem Bennani’s 30-second video piece “Your Year by Fardaous Funjab,” features an ‘advertisement’ for the artist’s fictional hijab design.

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ICP’s Momentous and Magnificent Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change

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ICP’s Momentous and Magnificent Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change

Rachel Heidenry reviews the exhibition “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change” at the International Center of Photography, on view through May 7, 2017.

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Mastry: A Complex Portrait of Kerry James Marshall

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Mastry: A Complex Portrait of Kerry James Marshall

Jared Quinton reviews Kerry James Marshall’s “Mastry,” a retrospective comprised of nearly 80 works that span the artist’s 35-year career.

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Ambivalent Pleasures: A Conversation with Jesse McKee

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Ambivalent Pleasures: A Conversation with Jesse McKee

Guest editor Lee Plested interviews curator Jesse McKee, who organized the Vancouver Art Gallery’s current survey of local practices, “Ambivalent Pleasures.”

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Two Exhibitions Show Artists Grappling with the Ravages of AIDS

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Two Exhibitions Show Artists Grappling with the Ravages of AIDS

Jared Quinton reviews two exhibitions on view in New York: “Art AIDS America” at the Bronx Museum and “Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” at MoMA.

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Rodney McMillian’s Sobering, Irreverent Take on Race in America

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Rodney McMillian’s Sobering, Irreverent Take on Race in America

ART21 Magazine’s latest contributor reviews two concurrent exhibitions of work by Rodney McMillian on view in New York City.

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Transcendent Tapestries: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

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Transcendent Tapestries: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum marks the first solo exhibition in a New York museum of Anatsui’s art. Featuring over thirty works by …

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Alchemy: Richard Serra’s Early Work

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Alchemy: Richard Serra’s Early Work

David Zwirner Gallery revisits early works by Art21-featured artist Richard Serra. Columnist Max Weintraub says this show is “not to be missed.”

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On View Now | Welcome to the Pleasure Dome: Jon Kessler’s “The Web”

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On View Now | Welcome to the Pleasure Dome: Jon Kessler’s “The Web”

“Kessler turns to contemporary visual culture, and specifically Apple Inc., to examine the impact of popular and commercial imagery and products on society’s desires…”

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On View Now | Time Warp: “NYC 1993” at the New Museum

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On View Now | Time Warp: “NYC 1993” at the New Museum

Some works “seem as powerful and provocative today as they were twenty years ago,” writes Max Weintraub in our second review of “NYC 1993.”

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On View Now | Cyprien Gaillard: Video in an Age of Doubt

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On View Now | Cyprien Gaillard: Video in an Age of Doubt

Max Weintraub reviews “Cyprien Gaillard: The Crystal World,” now on view at MoMA PS1.

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On View Now | Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”

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On View Now | Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”

Columnist Max Weintraub reviews Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” (2010), calling it a “tour de force of contemporary art” and “a cinematic wonder.”

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On View Now | Mark Bradford and the Revival of Abstraction

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On View Now | Mark Bradford and the Revival of Abstraction

Max Weintraub on Mark Bradford’s monumental new works, on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York.

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On View Now | Cryptic Objects: Lin Tianmiao at the Asia Society Museum

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On View Now | Cryptic Objects: Lin Tianmiao at the Asia Society Museum

Max Weintraub reviews Lin Tianmiao’s exhibition “Bound Unbound” at the Asia Society Museum in New York.

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On View Now | Andy Warhol and the Anxiety of Effluence

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On View Now | Andy Warhol and the Anxiety of Effluence

Max Weintraub reviews the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years,” which aims to account for Warhol’s influence on other artists.

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On View Now | The New Normal: Photographs from the Traina Collection

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On View Now | The New Normal: Photographs from the Traina Collection

Max Weintraub reviews “Real to Real: Photographs from the Traina Collection” at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

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On View Now | Arresting Development: Rineke Dijkstra’s Retrospective Exhibition

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On View Now | Arresting Development: Rineke Dijkstra’s Retrospective Exhibition

Max Weintraub reviews the Rineke Dijkstra retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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On View Now | Going Inside Cairo: The Photography of Michael von Graffenried

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On View Now | Going Inside Cairo: The Photography of Michael von Graffenried

Max Weintraub reviews Michael von Graffenried’s “Inside Cairo,” a photographic series focusing on the quotidian activities and daily rituals in Egypt’s capital city.

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On View Now | Thomas Demand’s Photographic Memory

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On View Now | Thomas Demand’s Photographic Memory

Max Weintraub reviews an exhibition of Thomas Demand’s new photographs at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York.

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On View Now | Tim Hetherington and the Photographic Experience of War

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On View Now | Tim Hetherington and the Photographic Experience of War

Photographer Tim Hetherington captures the war experience through symbolically ambiguous images that resist generalization.

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On View Now | Chelsea Lately: Anne Truitt and Fred Sandback in New York

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On View Now | Chelsea Lately: Anne Truitt and Fred Sandback in New York

Max Weintraub reviews current exhibitions by Anne Truitt and Fred Sandback, two of the more under-appreciated artists that emerged in the 1960s.

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On View Now | The Ungovernables: The New Museum’s Triennial Exhibition

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On View Now | The Ungovernables: The New Museum’s Triennial Exhibition

Max Weintraub looks at highlights from the New Museum’s Triennial exhibition “The Ungovernables.”

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On View Now | Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings and the “Joy of Color”

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On View Now | Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings and the “Joy of Color”

Max Weintraub argues that Gagosian Gallery’s exhibition provides convincing evidence that Damien Hirst is indeed an extraordinary colorist.

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On View Now | Experience Required: Carsten Höller at the New Museum

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On View Now | Experience Required: Carsten Höller at the New Museum

Höller’s provocative exhibition turns the art-going experience into an extreme sport.

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On View Now | I See A Darkness: Warhol and Lichtenstein, Shadows and Mirrors en Abyme

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On View Now | I See A Darkness: Warhol and Lichtenstein, Shadows and Mirrors en Abyme

  “People are always calling me a mirror, and if a mirror looks into a mirror, what is there to see?” – Andy Warhol In the current exhibition at the …

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On View Now | Art as Palimpsest: The Boros Collection and Bunker Berlin

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On View Now | Art as Palimpsest: The Boros Collection and Bunker Berlin

Located on a relatively quiet street in fashionable Berlin-Mitte stands a hulking, imposing building known as Bunker Berlin.  With its stark concrete façade, the daunting structure contrasts sharply with the …

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On View Now | The Curious Case of “Night Scented Stock”

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On View Now | The Curious Case of “Night Scented Stock”

Halfway through Night Scented Stock, an exhibition currently on view at Marianne Boesky Gallery’s uptown space in New York City, I found myself standing before an oversized, hairless (save for …

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On View Now | Marlboro Men: Richard Prince Covers Jackson Pollock

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On View Now | Marlboro Men: Richard Prince Covers Jackson Pollock

  “I am nature.” –Jackson Pollock “We are all a combination of constructions and inventions, a mixture of truth and lies.”  —Richard Prince Richard Prince’s new body of work at …

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On View Now | Back to the Future: Xu Bing, “The Living Word,” and the Legacy of 1989

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On View Now | Back to the Future: Xu Bing, “The Living Word,” and the Legacy of 1989

Perhaps the most seminal and certainly the most seismic moment in the history of Chinese contemporary art transpired at the National Gallery in Beijing in early February 1989.  On the …

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On View Now | An East Wind Swirls in Chelsea, Lately.

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On View Now | An East Wind Swirls in Chelsea, Lately.

In his recent show at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Chelsea, Ashley Bickerton, a founding member of the 1980s “Neo-Geo” movement alongside Jeff Koons and Peter Halley, continued his exploration of …

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On View Now | From Ritual to Romance: The Photography of Maxwell Snow

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On View Now | From Ritual to Romance: The Photography of Maxwell Snow

In Black Magic at Serieuze Zaken Studioos in Amsterdam, New York-based photographer Max Snow continues to pursue themes that have become the central preoccupations of his photography: beauty, fantasy, mortality.  …

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On View Now | Re-Animating Nature: Kota Ezawa’s City of Nature

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On View Now | Re-Animating Nature: Kota Ezawa’s City of Nature

  Christopher Nolan’s film Inception (2010) opens with a slow-motion shot of waves washing upon a sandy beach.  The camera then pans to the protagonist Dom Cobb, played by Leonardo …

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On View Now | Rachel Whiteread: Light Matters

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On View Now | Rachel Whiteread: Light Matters

In the vast inventory of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, there is a painting that I seek it out whenever possible.  It a painting of modest size, yet it is …

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On View Now | The Truth in “True Grit”: Or, Everything I Really Need to Know about Postmodernism I Learned from Joel and Ethan Coen

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On View Now | The Truth in “True Grit”: Or, Everything I Really Need to Know about Postmodernism I Learned from Joel and Ethan Coen

In the lead up to this year’s Academy Awards, I found myself on a few occasions defending Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit as something other than simply a good …

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On View Now: Piotr Uklański’s “Discharge!”

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On View Now: Piotr Uklański’s “Discharge!”

In the main gallery of Discharge!, Piotr Uklański’s current show at Gagosian Gallery, fourteen vibrantly colored large-scale paintings hang unusually close together on walls covered in equally dynamic wallpaper.  The …