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09.12.14 Rhett Jones

If you thought the story of Michael Brown, Ferguson, and the racist, militarized, out-of-control police was over, a new exhibition on the LES by the art collective Yams reminds you that it’s far from finished. While the intense 24/7 media coverage of Ferguson has receded, this week alone there were several arrests of protestors following an “insulting” proposal […]

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07.01.14 Sophie Weiner

The Museum of Art and Design’s biennial show NYC Makers, opening tomorrow, includes a recently conducted study showing that “New York’s art world” is twice as white as the city’s population. With the recent protests against the lack of diversity at the Whitey Biennial and causal racism by attendees at the Kara Walker exhibit, this study […]

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04.03.14 Rhett Jones

“Art is easy,” says Diego Leclery. That’s the biggest thing he’s learned in the last three weeks as a participating artist in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Sitting outside of the Whitney Museum, just under the bridge that leads to the entrance, Leclery plays the video game Civilization seven hours a day, five days a week. The […]

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11.15.13 Marina Galperina

The Whitney Museum announced its 2014 Whitney Biennial artist line-up last night. As noted by ArtInfo, there are quite a lot of collectives, including Triple Canopy. Highlights: Independent press Semiotext(e), Computer Chess director Andrew Bujalski and artist Jacolby Satterwhite, whose work terrified/excited me since I first saw it at an Aboveground Animation group show. There’s a curious inclusion of the work of late writer […]

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02.28.12 Marina Galperina

It was good chair, a wooden chair, a chair standing proudly in Wu Tsang’s installation Green Room at the Whitney Biennial 2012 Press Preview. And then, it wasn’t. In Memoriam… […]

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12.21.11 Marina Galperina

The list of artists participating in the Whitney Biennial 2012 has leaked, has been confirmed and is busy spreading confusion through the viral art critic community. Georgia Sangri, wtf? […]

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