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Photographer Jerome Liebling told the truth through photos, most famously capturing the humanity and brutality of New York from the 1940s onwards. The photographer, filmmaker and educator, who grew up during the Depression in Bensonhurst and served during World War II, inspired a generation of photographers to devote their craft to social causes through his […]

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Last year, One Grand Gallery in Portland put on an exhibition called Ready To Die: A Group Show to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s landmark debut album. The show collected Biggie-related art from artists and designers both depicting and inspired by the rapper. After a successful stint in Seattle, One Grand Gallery […]

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Tribeca gallery Apexart is opening an exhibit of miniatures from 11 artists on March 18 featuring an intricate diorama of tiny figures digging through debris; a painstaking miniature recreation of the artist’s studio; and a LEGO recreation of the meth lab from Breaking Bad. Which of these is things is not like the others? This […]

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KATSU, the eclectic street artist, is getting a gallery show at one of the Lower East Side’s biggest galleries. The exhibit, titled “Remember the Future,” will display sculpture, video, audio and painting that, in press release language: examine the slippages and disconnect between humans and their tools, the future and the present, in our quest for self-realization. He’ll […]

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Jonas Lund‘s exhibit “Studio Practice” opens in Amsterdam this week, but none of the work is “finished” yet. Instead of making a bunch of stuff and hanging it in a clean white cube, Lund has hired other artists to follow his 300-page guidebook. They’re making objects in the gallery under constant live-streaming surveillance. As each work is completed, a respected fourteen-person panel […]

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Earlier this month Katz’s Delicatessen announced that it would be opening up an art gallery and pop-up shop in the space next door, which it recently acquired. Today the iconic Houston Street Deli officially announced this month’s selection of artists that will be contributing their deli-inspired works to “The Space,” including Rich Tu, Baron Von Fancy, Kenzo Minami, […]

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Vector — the “Official Gallery of Satan” — is located on the Lower East Side, as are many art galleries, but is often overlooked by critics. Could be the “Charles Manson is Jesus Christ” sign and weathervane in the “Abraxas Shrine” or the myriad of neon-lit doll parts and upside down Christian kitsch hanging in the window. Unlike […]

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Meet Frida Affer from Milan. This is her newly opened gallery on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, amidst all the street art. It’s called Brooom, a play on broom closet, and measures only 168 cubic feet which is equal to about 30 square feet. Turns out that “the shoebox space” it’s just enough room to give that artist, designer […]

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With every uprising comes the media blackout. When thousands of anti-Erdogan regime protestors marched into Istanbul’s Taksim Square last week, Turkish television was broadcasting penguins. Shortly, #OccupyGezi updates rippled across the internet. Citizen social media channels exploded with photos of police dousing unarmed protestors with pepper spray. An ocean away, Turkish-Americans watched helplessly — alone by their computer […]

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Superchief Gallery at Culturefix is currently featuring the work of three artists dealing with blackness in the appropriately titled exhibition “BLACK POWER” — an eclectic mix of illustration, graphic design and sculture. They also have guns. As I walked into the Lower East Side space, it seemed quite casual — people hanging out in the […]

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