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Let’s Vote on It: Four Short Essays by Lynne Tillman

Here Lynne does for the essay what Lydia Davis has done for the short story – set it free. And the results are funny, disturbing – and true. 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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Is He For Real? The Blurry Boundaries Of Contemporary Performance

Why is performance art so big now? Amy Sherlock looks at performance and why it’s all about trying to have a one-on-one relationship with the artist or their stand in…. Continue reading

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Mondrian, "Fox Trot, Lozenge Composition with Three Black Lines," 1929.

Composition with Black Lines

What is the nature of truth in looking, in criticism, in anything? How do we know? And how do we see? From Martin Buber to the Hadith via Mondrian with Will Heinrich. Continue reading

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‘Nerd’stradamus’ Diviner’s Guide to 2013

Ye blessed ‘Nerd’stradamus, collector of sacred Batman memorabilia and harbinger of alchemical Avengers underwear, projects his recommendations, and warnings, for the coming year.
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Martha Rosler in MoMA's atrium, quite possibly ground zero for value in the art world.

Make Me An Offer, Martha Rosler at MoMA

When is trash art? The cast off raised up and revalued? Jennifer Kabat visits Martha Rosler’s Garage Sale now at MoMA in the run-up to Christmas. Continue reading

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