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20130402014005-bfs_bearden_pittsburgh-memory "Blues for Smoke": Ambiguity and Duality, Arpeggios and Be-bop Changes   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Roy DeCarava, Jeff Donaldson, Melvin Edwards, Renee Green, David Hammons, Martin Kippenbenger, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Mark Morrisroe, William Pope.L, Lorna Simpson, Bob Thompson, Wu Tsang, Carrie Mae Weems, Jack Whitten, Martin Wong at Whitney Museum of American Art February 7th, 2013 - April 28th, 2013
Posted 4/1/13

“The blues self is an improvised self. It doesn’t shy away from the difficulty that that entails. When you improvise yourself in culture, you may get some blowback.”[1] Halfway through the exhibition, a nondescript listening station for John “Jaki” Byard’s 1960 release Blues for Smoke hangs on the wall facing Glenn Ligon’s oil and acrylic text-based reflections and Zoe Leonard’s vintage blue suitcases. When you wander through the exhibition, don’t forget to look for it—you might miss it. If... [more]

20110130154212-bjorn_melhus_meadow A Fair(l)y (darker) Tale   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Meghan Boody, Julia Chiang, Sue de Beer, Jen DeNike, Ghost of A Dream, Damien Echols, Alexa Gerrity, Leor Grady, Ichiro Irie, Ragnar Kjartansson, Nelson Loskamp, Center For Tactical Magic, Marilyn Manson, Bjørn Melhus, Kneil Melicano, Donald Moffett, Trong Gia Nguyen, Galia Offri, Randy Polumbo, Gilad Ratman, Ugo Rondinone, Lorna Simpson, Zomo at Hendershot Gallery January 16th, 2011 - February 24th, 2011
Posted 1/30/11

In keeping with the duality set up by its title, “A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful” explores the antipodal forces of dark and light, death and life, good and evil that shape our imagination, and, the show suggests, our reality. Nimbly curated by Maureen Sullivan, the exhibition boasts an extensive roster of contemporary heavy-hitters – including Marilyn Manson, Ugo Rondinone, Sue De Beer, Alexa Garrity, and Artslant’s own Trong G. Nguyen – and posits as its framework the age-... [more]

01 Culture: Yours or Ours?   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Vito Acconci, Richard Artschwager, Matthew Barney, Alfredo Jaar, Mike Kelley, Sharon Lockhart, Richard Long, Richard Prince, Lorna Simpson, Tony Tasset, Gillian Wearing at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) March 13th, 2010 - September 5th, 2010
Posted 5/17/10

It’s impossible to enter the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) current exhibition “Rewind: 1970s to 1990s, Works from the MCA Collection” without first encountering Kay Rosen’s new work Yours/ours, 2010.  Rosen’s language-based works explore the significant shifts in meaning that can happen to words or phrases when seemingly insignificant shifts in their presentation are made.  At the MCA, Rosen presents the word “YOURS” divided by the entrance to the galleries in such a way so that... [more]

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