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Ranu Mukherjee

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There have been a lot of articles about the rise of education debt accrued by students in the United States, especially where arts-focused degrees are concerned. Few degrees these days can guarantee employment, regardless of the field, and it is becoming increasingly hard to justify the value of an art degree that has the least hope of creating jobs for its future graduates. Yet grad school admissions skyrocketed shortly after the 2007/08 economic crash, when the stakes for getting a new job shifted from life expe... [more]
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So, This is Us...   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Mauricio Ancalmo, Amy Balkin, Tammy Rae Carland, Chris Fraser, David Huffman, Suzanne Husky, Tony Labat, Sean McFarland, Robert Minervini, Ranu Mukherjee, Rio Babe International, Brion Nuda Rosch, Allison Smith, Chris Sollars, Weston Teruya, ben venom, Richard T. Walker at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts July 9th, 2011 - September 25th, 2011
Posted 7/18/11
People generally love to hate these kinds of shows. The periodic survey, named everything from biennial to triennial to quadrennial, often includes the word “Now” somewhere in the title (as this one does), but they're generally more contentious than beloved. There’s always something about these shows that reveal both the strengths and the weaknesses of a place and the art being made there (whether it's the Whitney Museum and its environs or Venice with its glut of national pavilions). This year’s incarnation of t... [more]
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