William J. Simmons

Dean Wareham and Eric Shiner

Dean Wareham and Eric Shiner discuss “Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films”

November 2014

Musicians Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips first collaborated with the Andy Warhol Museum in 2008 for 13 Most Beautiful . . . Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests. Now, from November 6 to 8, 2014, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Wareham… READ ON

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Guerrilla Girls

Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University

October 2014

An unfortunate issue facing feminist artists and collectives that began their practices in the 1970s and ’80s is that the historical specificity of their political interventions has been lost in a haze of totalizing readings by scholars … READ ON

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“As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of ‘Post’”

EFA Project Space

October 2014

“As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of ‘Post,’” a sprawling group exhibition curated by Claire Barliant, makes a necessary case for the continued relevance of identity politics by presenting various aesthetic strategies … READ ON

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Peter Fend

Essex Street

September 2014

In “Rebels Are Reasonable,” Fend brings a spirit of understated subversion to three interrelated projects—a deadpan video documenting the ebb and flow of the sea, sets of panels, and a series of redrawings of flags from around the world.… READ ON

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David Benjamin Sherry

Salon 94 | Bowery

September 2014

This salon-style hanging of David Benjamin Sherry’s work is made up of a profusion of paradoxes—campy landscapes manipulated in the darkroom, punk-inspired portraiture, and an enormous sculpture of a Kelvin thermometer—that require an… READ ON

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Allan McCollum

Petzel Gallery

September 2014

Allan McCollum’s “The Shapes Project,” which began in 2005, was designed to create a unique sculpture for every person in the world, with an objective of producing over thirty-one billion different shapes. His latest iteration presents… READ ON

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James Casebere

The Galleries of the Architecture Art Planning Program at Cornell University

September 2014

The urge to see the artist’s tools is as old as art itself; it reflects a fundamental though perhaps antiquated yearning to catch a glimpse of the magic of creation, the process by which an artist turns everyday materials into a masterpiece.… READ ON

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Jasper Johns

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

August 2014

“Jasper Johns: Picture Puzzles” presents a focused look at the artist’s output from between 1960 and 2010, pointing to a sense of inwardness not generally associated with his practice. It is immediately clear that something more complex… READ ON

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Barbara Kruger

Modern Art Oxford

July 2014

With her characteristic font splashed across Modern Art Oxford, Barbara Kruger asks “IS THAT ALL THERE IS?” in her latest exhibition, which consists of a new installation, two video projects, and highlights of her early photocollages. … READ ON

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Travis Jeppesen

Wilkinson Gallery

July 2014

Combining modernism’s obsession with ritual and a bitingly humorous, but nevertheless intensely critical, cast of art-historical characters, Travis Jeppesen’s “16 Sculptures” exhibits a freshness that is largely absent in hyper-conceptual… READ ON

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