Category Archives: The Arts

Game of Thrones: the execution of Ned Stark (l. to r. Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Jack Gleeson, Sean Bean)

Game of Thrones: Hurts So Good

Game of Thrones is the ultimate in horror, Tom Gualtieri says. Continue reading

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Ian Teh, A First Generation Migrant from Indonesia Married to a Local, Port Klang. All images courtesy of the photographer.

You Need To Look Away: Visions Of Contemporary Malaysia

In the wake of Flight 370, Tash Aw goes in search of a larger truth in his home country Malaysia through Ian Teh’s photographs. Continue reading

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Lady Gaga and a giant crystal all for Marina A.

The Plagiarist is Present: Thoughts on Art, Theft, Shia, Marina and Jay-Z

What do Shia LaBeouf, Marina Abramovic and Jay-Z have in common? Or, Jennifer Kabat asks, when does a copy become a theft? Plus Big Foot and China and abstract painting… Continue reading

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Isa Genzken. Schauspieler (Actors) (detail). 2013. Mannequins, clothes, shoes, fabric, and paper, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin. © Isa Genzken. Photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin.

I Love New York, Crazy City: The Triumph of Isa Genzken

Tragedy and triumph in New York about New York – Jennifer Kabat on Isa Genzken’s hallucinatory take on the city and the world at MoMA. Continue reading

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"WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY" installation shot. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

On the Blindness of “WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY”

What is the point of War Photography? Who is it for? And what does it communicate? Chloe Pantazi considers the questions as images of brutality inundate us all. Continue reading

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Auctioning Off Utopia

From Christie’s to Chandigarh in India, Jennifer Kabat traces the trafficking of chairs as art in Amie Siegel’s film Provenance. Continue reading

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ANNA NICOLE; ROH,

Save the Whales! Save the Opera?

Following the New York City Opera’s closure, Jeremy Polacek ponders the decline of a classic cultural pastime, our emotional relationship to the opera – and what the opera and the dodo might have in common. Continue reading

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