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Unsuspend These Animations: On Digital Bodies and Agency at the Hirshhorn   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Ed Atkins, Antoine Catala, Ian Cheng, Josh Kline, Helen Marten, Agnieszka Polska at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden February 10th, 2016 - March 12th, 2017
Posted 9/1/16
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A self-conscious avatar, pair of floating lips, and President Obama walk into an art show…    What seems like the beginning to a potentially funny joke is actually half of the nearly mirthless exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum. Eschewing humor as a staple of animation and postmodern critical tool, the show soberly promises to introduce the audience to six contemporary artists using computer animation to “challenge conceptions of reality” and... [more]
Something tells me you’ll want to sit for this. You may even want to lie down, as your brain pulsates and heartbeat shifts. Your thoughts are sucked into a vortex of sound; your sense of self absorbed into vibrating air molecules. The more you focus on perception, the more unmoored your mind becomes. And that’s just the first ten minutes. La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s intends to reorient you: mind, body, and spirit. Currently at Dia:Chelsea, this sonic and visual immersion is less dream... [more]
Art fairs are evil—or so I’ve heard. They are not the devil incarnate come to steal your children, per se, just the dollar incarnate come to swallow your art. The criticism usually goes something like this: capitalism corrupts art by turning it into a common commodity and (more importantly) depriving it of its critical capacity as a consequence. Because if you are part of a system, you cannot objectively critique or reject that system. You become complicit by default.   Can you believe such... [more]
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Confrontational Aesthetics: Choirboys Sing Insults in Allora & Calzadilla Performance   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Allora & Calzadilla at Gladstone Gallery - 24 St. September 13th, 2014 - October 11th, 2014
Posted 10/1/14
The Earth breaks along fault lines. Mountains are pushed up; buildings crumble. Active faults are sites of extreme subterranean tension that operate on an unpredictable timeline with potentially devastating environmental, economic, and social aftershocks. To live near a fault is to live with unending uncertainty. Entire cities and nations have suffered when the earth shudders along her lines. All of this would seem like ample fodder for the socially and politically minded artists Allora &... [more]
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