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Art that takes Risks   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Gao Brothers at Walsh Gallery March 4th, 2011 - May 7th, 2011
Posted 3/14/11
        In the United States, you can make a sculpture of former President George W. Bush’s head atop a phallus without fear of governmental reprisal, as was demonstrated recently at Western Exhibitions.  In the recent Westboro Baptist Church judgment, the United States Supreme Court has ensured that even the most disgusting and worthless acts of free speech are protected.  And if as an artist your freedom of speech and expression is stifled, the art world will not be silent about it, as... [more]
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Iconic Diptychs   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Gao Brothers at China Art Archives and Warehouse June 19th, 2010 - July 19th, 2010
Posted 7/10/10
      Curated by Ai Weiwei and Achille Bonito Oliva, the new show of works by the Gao Brothers exhibited at Ai Weiwei’s Gallery, China Art and Archives Warehouse, is yet another challenging series of works by the chameleon-like brothers. In contrast to their past work of towering size filled with minute details of daily life in Beijing, whether in unfinished buildings or beehives, these works are far simpler: each gargantuan canvas is dedicated to a single image- a portrait. What is more,... [more]