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DATE 5/31/2015

From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern & Horacio Coppola

DATE 5/29/2015

Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Haiti

DATE 5/29/2015

Barbara Kasten: Stages

DATE 5/29/2015

Joel Meyerowitz: Retrospective

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Joel Meyerowitz: Retrospective

DATE 5/26/2015

Barbara Kasten: Stages

DATE 5/24/2015

Richard Misrach: The Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings

DATE 5/23/2015

Pop Art Myths

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Pop Art Myths

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Beach Seeing: Richard Misrach's Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings

DATE 5/20/2015

How Posters Work

DATE 5/20/2015

Andrew Savulich: The City

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How Posters Work

DATE 5/19/2015

Zanele Muholi at the Brooklyn Museum

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Florence Henri: Mirror of the Avant-garde 1927–40

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DATE 5/16/2015

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DATE 5/15/2015

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Ladies of the Avant-Garde

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Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany

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Chris Burden: 1946 – 2015

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DATE 5/9/2015

Swedish Details

DATE 5/8/2015

Ingenious 'Hokusai'

DATE 5/7/2015

Ernst Haas: On Set

DATE 5/6/2015

Jean Prouvé Architecture: 5 Volume Box Set

DATE 5/5/2015

Stephen Sprouse: Xerox/Rock/Art

DATE 5/5/2015

Celebrating the Whitney Museum's Inaugural Show

DATE 5/4/2015

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DATE 5/3/2015

Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles

DATE 5/2/2015

Ed Templeton: Wayward Cognitions

DATE 5/1/2015

Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles

DATE 5/1/2015

James Mollison: Playground

DATE 5/1/2015

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DATE 4/30/2015

50 Artists to Sign 'Both Sides of Sunset' at Paris Photo Los Angeles

DATE 4/28/2015

Dayanita Singh: Museum of Chance

DATE 4/26/2015

Caspar Wolf and the Aesthetic Conquest of Nature

DATE 4/26/2015

Peter Doig

DATE 4/26/2015

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DATE 4/24/2015

Black Dolls

DATE 4/24/2015

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DATE 4/24/2015

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DATE 4/22/2015

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DATE 4/21/2015

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DATE 4/21/2015

Hokusai


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From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern & Horacio Coppola

DATE 5/31/2015

From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern & Horacio Coppola

Greta Stern's "Sueño No. 1: Electrical Appliances for the Home" (1949) is reproduced from MoMA's enlightening From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern & Horacio Coppola, the catalogue to the first American museum exhibition ever devoted to this pioneering couple, who introduced photomontage and other revolutionary techniques to Latin America. Essayist Roxana Marconi writes, "Investing her work with psychoanalytic feminism, Stern succeeded in representing a new postwar feminine type: a figure struggling to tweak authority and free herself from the ideology of marriage, the dynamics of sexual machismo and the burdens of motherhood. In one forward-thinking photomontage after another, she examines women's dreams with urgency and surreal wit. Her Bauhaus background in typography, design, and advertising culture met the Borgesian sensibility of narrativity and the rupture of her adopted country."

Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Haiti

DATE 5/29/2015

Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Haiti

"There is a regalness to their stance. The chins raised in quiet defiance, in unassuming pride, offering a knowing regard that their self-possession carries its own currency. There is a history to these stances, yes the colonial history Kehinde Wiley used as foundations upon which to usurp and reconfigure Europeanist notions of power. Like the camouflage of Catholicism under which Vodou was surreptitiously practiced in this country so too are these stances of the classic island woman—the busker, market woman with head-tie and ruffle skirt, and the turned back, offering both a 'chups' (sucked teeth) and moment of voyeuristic eyes to regard as might be expected. These are queenly statures, inherited, put on, assumed by a culture whose embrace of womanhood in this arena is not unfamiliar. Wiley has captured this essence of Haitian women in World Stage: Haiti, positioning the women of this black nation in a light few have. This work offers a fresh perspective of the often beleaguered representation of this country of its women who have so regularly taken a backseat to political and natural disaster centralities." Excerpt from M. Cynthia Oliver's text and featured image, "Venus Anadyomene" (2014) are reproduced from World Stage: Haiti, which reproduces many of the most talked-about paintings in Wiley's current show at the Brooklyn Museum, closing Sunday. Read more about our forthcoming title in the series, Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: France 1880-1960.

Barbara Kasten: Stages

DATE 5/29/2015

Barbara Kasten: Stages

"Construct XXII" (1983) is reproduced from Barbara Kasten: Stages, the exhibition catalog to ICA Philadelphia's eye-opening career retrospective of this important but previously overlooked artist. In conversation with Liz Deschenes, Kasten comments on the Construct series. "It was a term connected to Bauhaus ideology. The work was a construction that was made on site to be photographed. It also relates to the fact that an object is being photographed and yet part of the idea is to deconstruct that reality and make it an abstraction rather than representing the real thing. What always fascinated me about doing photography in this way is presenting something in three dimensions and yet denying it as well, with a flat surface. I could paint those shapes—and I certainly looked at enough painting, such as Kandinsky, who used similar constructed forms—but I was bringing the contemporary into it by using photography. I was using photography in a way that it was not supposed to be used."

DATE 5/23/2015

Pop Art Myths

DATE 5/22/2015

Pop Art Myths

DATE 5/20/2015

How Posters Work

DATE 5/19/2015

How Posters Work

DATE 5/10/2015

Swedish Details

DATE 5/9/2015

Swedish Details

DATE 5/8/2015

Ingenious 'Hokusai'

DATE 5/7/2015

Ernst Haas: On Set

DATE 4/26/2015

Peter Doig

DATE 4/24/2015

Black Dolls

DATE 4/21/2015

Jan Schoonhoven

DATE 4/21/2015

Hokusai

DATE 4/15/2015

Lina Bo Bardi: 100

DATE 4/14/2015

Lance Wyman: México

DATE 3/20/2015

Mujercitos!

DATE 3/20/2015

The Forever Now



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