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  • Art and race at the Whitney: Rethinking the Donelle Woolford debate

    Art and race at the Whitney: Rethinking the Donelle Woolford debate
    Three weeks after the closing of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, even as the museum has stripped its galleries of the exhibiton’s videos, sculptures and paintings to make way for a Jeff Koons retrospective, the debate over one of its works lives on....
  • Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015

     Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015
    Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....
  • We can't stop talking about the Donelle Woolford controversy

    We can't stop talking about the Donelle Woolford controversy
    Who is Donelle Woolford? Who is Joe Scanlan? It's a debate that keeps going and going. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a pretty epic (as in: loooong) overview and analysis of the controversy surrounding Woolford, the fictional African American female...
  • A shiny poem for Jeff Koons -- assembled from his Whitney reviews

    A shiny poem for Jeff Koons -- assembled from his Whitney reviews
    The Jeff Koons retrospective has opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and it is filled with BIG SHINY THINGS and LOTS OF COLOR. But if there's something that contains even more color, it's been all of the reviews of the show. In...
  • Roundup: Death metal in a box, vintage Koons and billboard bombs

    Roundup: Death metal in a box, vintage Koons and billboard bombs
    Video games take on mental illness, a death metal band plays in a box until it runs out of oxygen and Brad Pitt's architectural foundation focuses on houses for American Indians. All this, plus a walk down memory lane of vintage reviews covering Jeff...
  • Miguel Zenon, Ernest Dawkins, Tammy McCann added to Jazz Fest

    Miguel Zenon, Ernest Dawkins, Tammy McCann added to Jazz Fest
    Saxophonist and MacArthur Fellowship winner Miguel Zenon, veteran drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath, pianist Myra Melford and Chicago cellist Tomeka Reid will play the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Aug. 28-31 in Millennium Park and the Chicago...
  • Datebook: Japanese tattoos, kimono and an African American collection

    Datebook: Japanese tattoos, kimono and an African American collection
    The Fourth of July is upon us (not to mention the last week or so of the World Cup), which means the next few days will likely be filled with hot dogs, beer and illegal fireworks. But that doesn't mean that the artsies aren't doing their thing. We've...
  • Why you need to know the photography of Ricardo Valverde

    Why you need to know the photography of Ricardo Valverde
    Art history is a funny thing. It will focus on some stories (relentlessly), while often completely ignoring others. The '70s in L.A. art will often conjure images of Chris Burden having himself shot in the arm or Lewis Baltz photographing the blocky...
  • Roundup: Koolhaas shows toilets and Marina Abramovic does something

    Roundup: Koolhaas shows toilets and Marina Abramovic does something
    Jailed Romanian hackers, Rem Koolhaas' (intriguing) toilet show, a possible new museum for downtown L.A., Marina Abramovic does something and trying to protect Detroit's art collection. It's all in this week's Roundup: - “Guccifer,” the...
  • 'Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore' memorializes modern dance's origins

    'Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore' memorializes modern dance's origins
    The fact that modern dance was born in Los Angeles is well known, and it is not. Dance texts are not uncertain on the subject. In 1915, the pioneer Ruth St. Denis -- who took inspiration from progressive early 20th century Western theater and from the...
  • PASSINGS: Juan Formell, Frank Budd, Walter R. Walsh

    PASSINGS: Juan Formell, Frank Budd, Walter R. Walsh
    Cuban musician Juan Formell, 71, who for more than four decades was the driving force behind the big band salsa orchestra Los Van Van, died Thursday, Cuban state television reported in Havana. The cause was not given. Formell received a Latin Grammy...