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Governors Island: New Haunts for Art

5 years agoArts : Artopia

          The Plot   Site-specific art has subjects. Content needs to be parsed. In the best examples, the artworks initiate a kind of dialogue between place and viewers, illuminating where we are. Dreary forms of personal......

Kusamarama: Art and Anxiety (Part II)

6 years agoArts : Artopia

  Samuel Johnson Had It  (And So Did Howard Hughes)   Samuel Johnson suffered from the need to engage in threshold rituals, was prone to repetitive step-counting and continual praying.                    ......

Francis Bacon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

6 years agoArts : Artopia

         Francis Bacon, Painting, 1946   Bacon Fat   When it comes to Francis Bacon (1909-1992), less is more. The current "Centenary Retrospective" at the Metropolitan, on view through Aug. 16, is ample proof. One picture......

Strike Will Cripple Art Industry in 2010

6 years agoArts : Artopia

  Received:   Art Strike 2010-13!          The refusal to labor is the chief weapon of workers fighting the system; artists can use the same weapon. To bring down the art system it is necessary to call for years......

'The Pictures Generation' at the Met

6 years agoArts : Artopia

                                        Not Every Picture Tells a Story     "The Pictures Generation (1974-1984)," now at New York's Metropolitan Museum through......

Oldenburg at the Whitney

6 years agoArts : Artopia

          Ice Bag Restored   Centered around the artist's newly restored Ice Bag - Scale C (1971) -- it inflates! it slumps! it rotates! -- Claes Oldenburg: Early Sculpture, Drawings, and Happenings Films (through Sept. 8) ......

Ernesto Neto at the Armory

6 years agoArts : Artopia

        In The Womb of the Tropical Spider    Lycra deployed like tenting, like venting, like pastel parachutes and saliva, forming  a  gigantic "spider" with udderlike, fabric stalactites weighed down with turmeric, glove, ginger, black pepper, and...

Older Than God

6 years agoArts : Artopia

                                                              Is the New Museum Slipping?   The biennial......

Robert Barry: Connect the Dots

6 years agoArts : Artopia

                                       The New Art History   Blessed with hindsight, it is now quite clear that in the late '60s the big question......

VOIDS: Nothing Doing at the Pompidou

6 years agoArts : Artopia

                             Being and Nothingness     What is the void? It is not a vacuum, nor is it emptiness. Whatever it is, it is decidedly not plural..........

Sacha Kolin: Lives of an Unknown Artist

6 years agoArts : Artopia

                                          What The Art World Was   This is an odd, but fascinating book. Look Up: The Life and Art......

The Martin Kippenberger Caper

6 years agoArts : Artopia

          Martin Kippenberger: The Happy End of Franz Kafka's "Amerika," 1994.    How German Is It?   I have a problem with Martin Kippenberger. Not personally; after all, I never met him, but I have a......

Judith Bernstein's Phalluses Revealed: First Artopia Video Blog

6 years agoArts : Artopia

The Turn of the Screwed   Judith Bernstein's outrageously penile screw drawings continue to be anti-war, anti-sexist statements that rise above simplistic agitprop. Her show last year at the Mitchell Algus Gallery in Chelsea garnered considerable attention.   The first...

Poop Art: Manzoni Sono Buoni

6 years agoArts : Artopia

                         Piero Manzoni: Merda d'artista, 1961   When the Shit Hits the Fan       1. Let's get it over with, right here at the beginning: excrement, feces, crap, poo-poo,......

Tehching Hsieh: Caged Fury

6 years agoArts : Artopia

          Tehching Hsieh has created only six art works or, more precisely, performed them. This is not counting his earlier jump from a window in Taiwan or before that paintings he had made. The six art...

On Kawara: Just in Time

6 years agoArts : Artopia

    Kawara Has Not Dated   Who would have thought that On Kawara would now look like a major artist? His work has a certain Dada purity. One of the things Kawara does, has done, and continues to do...

David Burliuk, the Ukrainian Father of Japanese Futurism

6 years agoArts : Artopia

                                   Life Is a Gas   David Burliuk was a living, breathing art paradox. At first glance, his life was more interesting than......

Beth Lipman: Smart Glass and Various Time Warps

6 years agoArts : Artopia

    The Sins of Synchronicity?   Sometimes subjects and themes just fall into place. I was invited by American Craft Magazine to write a review of the work of Frantisek Vizner (Czech, b.1936), on exhibit at the Corning Museum......


6 years agoArts : Artopia

         MoCA Grand Avenue   Museums for Sale   Tongues are wagging, heads are shaking. It appears that the highly regarded   Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, is doomed. It has  been running a deficit for six......


6 years agoArts : Artopia

      YOU'RE CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW.                                                                                DO SOMETHING.             Waiting in Line   Rarely does a museum visitor have to stand in line for longer than it will take to...

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