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Taking the Corps Out of Corporation

by Noah Dillon
I like Winkleman Gallery’s “Corporations Are People Too,” though I am wary of attempts to capitalize on the populist outrage unleashed by the Occupy protests this past fall. And there may be more pressing contemporary artworks that also address the increasingly queasy relationship between people and commerce. With those caveats out of the way, “Corporations” has some wonderful pieces and feels urgent. The springtime of 2012 may see the “change in conversation” around economic inequality... [more]
Posted by Noah Dillon on 1/9/12
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Back Back Story

by Charlie Schultz
When Bob Dylan sang, “Everybody is building big ships and boats, some are building monuments and some are just jotting down notes,” he might as well have been singing about Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw. These two—an artist and a poet, respectively—are the editors of the Chadwick Family papers. Who are the Chadwicks? Kin with an extensive collection of nautical artifacts, the core of which has been brought together for this very exhibition. Furling the Spanker: Masterworks from the Chadwicks’... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 6/26/11
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Photography for Now

by Yaelle Amir
        American ReConstruction kicks off the season of group exhibitions with a collection of work by six young photographers on the amorphous subject of reconstruction. A fair portion of the participants can be singled out for their unique practice, which ultimately questions the authority of the photographic medium itself.  Perhaps the most visible artist of the group is Curtin Mann, who is currently featured in The Whitney Biennial with a wall-size photomontage.  He begins his process... [more]
Posted by Yaelle Amir on 5/23/10
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Lenin Re-Commodified

by Yaelle Amir
In his continuing effort to amend the increasing misperception of the communist era, Yevgeniy Fiks has set out to actively thwart what he identifies as a process of fetishization of this controversial historical period through Lenin memorabilia. Throughout the past year, Fiks has been collecting Lenin busts, stamps, postcards, books, and pictures, which have become increasingly rare and coveted collectables since the fall of the Soviet Union 15 years ago.  Disturbed by this new trend that... [more]
Posted by Yaelle Amir on 9/14/08
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