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Gallery Weekend Berlin Preview: The Unreliable Narrator at Campagne Première

by Nicole Rodríguez Woods
Truth is complicated. We live in a world bombarded by coded messages that urge us to perk up, pay attention, take sides, and weed out those that are trustworthy from those that are less so. In film, television, print, and online we are in a constant state of self-definition: this is us, that is them. We define ourselves against a backdrop of trusted leaders, voices, guides, and influencers. But ultimately, how can you tell the truth? How can you the truth? As part of this year’s Gallery... [more]
Posted by Nicole Rodríguez Woods on 4/29/15
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No Need to Be Anxious, Neil Patrick Harris—the Paintings Are All Right

by Joel Kuennen
As I was walking around the Armory Show preview on a slushy Wednesday afternoon, I overheard Neil Patrick Harris say, like a self-assuring mantra, “This is not going to make me anxious” as he walked into the fair. I empathized, ridden already with the anxiety of two hours' worth of art-gazing and glad-handing behind me. Fairs are bound in anxiety for a lot of reasons. They are sheer feats of organization, for one, but it’s the clash of cash and creation that makes them uneasy territory for... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 3/5/15
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Frieze Camden: Sarah Lucas' Fried Eggs

by Philippa Snow
Given that I am now older (although no wiser, perhaps) than I was when I was 21, there are very few things which can coax me over to the Camden area these days. To make your first trip back there after you've reached something sort-of-approximating adulthood is like having the lights flicked on, abruptly, in a low rent simu-dive-bar: Soylent Green may be people, but the human skulls on the bar here are made of B-grade plastic, and the candles shoved into them are melting their crania. Its... [more]
Posted by Philippa Snow on 10/15/14
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Fall Preview: Bright Colours & Rebellious Attitude in London

by Char Jansen
There’s always a back-to-school feeling when September comes round, no matter how long ago you closed that chapter; it brings a certain feeling of dread and sweaty-palmed anxiety, and the peculiar impulse that you should buy a pencil case. Most gallerists no doubt have the same feeling; after a long summer closure, poor souls are forced back to dust down the artworks and open up their doors. Autumn in London in terms of shows can by now be loosely divided into two categories, opening BF... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 9/12/13
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Fall Preview: New Skin for an Old Ceremony

by Andrew Berardini
Autumnal heatwaves in Los Angeles never fail to diminish the refreshing thrust of new energy breezing from art spaces around the city. Summer wilts galleries into group shows and makes museums ever welcome air-conditioned hideouts for long-installs. But the fall, hardly ever cool in September, still brings in new skin for the old ceremony, fresh air before the mildish winter chills, not only in premiering first shows from new artists but also in bringing veterans to the city who rarely exhibit... [more]
Posted by Andrew Berardini on 9/10/13
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Fall Preview: Brussels Art Days

by Andrea Alessi
There’s something appealing about Brussels’ approach to the reopening of its contemporary art galleries in September. Some cities take a couple weekends of openings to repopulate their galleries with new artworks. Others have one night when the entire local art scene switches on, decisively ending the August blackout. These evenings are fun – whether they come in staccato bursts or roaring symphony – but they’re also exhausting. And if you happen to be craving actual art over appetizers and... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 9/10/13
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Fall Preview: Photography in New York City

by Charlie Schultz
The quantity, caliber and diversity of photography exhibitions in New York City this fall is remarkable. For students of the medium a curriculum could be developed and if I were tasked with building the syllabus I would start with the youngest generation and click backwards. Geographically speaking, that would mean beginning in the Lower East Side, passing through Chelsea and a few uptown galleries, before concluding at the Metropolitan Museum. Is it coincidence that the exhibitions become... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 9/10/13
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Fall Preview: Bacchanal Chicago

by Joel Kuennen
Chicago has doubled-down in September. The month of openings is now a full-on arts bacchanal. The nascent EXPO has proven itself a powerful nexus, pulling together the disparate art worlds of Chicago into a dense cloud of top-notch openings, performances, events and fairs – many scheduling their openings around the weekend of the 20th to coincide with an amassing of collectors. Yet many galleries chose to open their Winter program on the first weekend of September as usual, perhaps to test the... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 9/10/13
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Fall Preview: Bittersweet Nostalgia in Amsterdam

by Andrea Alessi
More than birthdays, more than New Year’s Eve, there’s something about September that viscerally marks the passage of time. A feeling of nostalgia hides under the angle of the Earth’s axial tilt. It blows in on cooling winds, grows with the lengthening shadows. It begins gradually, the bittersweet end of Summer, then suddenly there’s no time left. Last September the Stedelijk Museum reopened. Has it really been a ? Indeed. We’ve attended stellar exhibitions dedicated to Mike Kelley, Aernout... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 9/9/13

George Fischer + Conrad Kern at the Turner Carroll Gallery

The Turner Carroll Gallery deals in international contemporary art by emerging and established artists. New work by two contemporary American artists, pairing George Fischer's tightly rendered blend of realism and abstraction with Conrad Kern's loose and luscious abstraction. Ideas and trends, such as those comprising the ever-morphing structure of contemporary art, are often said to be built on the foundations of earlier sets of concepts or techniques, and a viewer could think of this... [more]
Posted by Mark FARADAY on 4/4/09