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  • After Ferguson: U.S. museums need to show a work by Natalie Bookchin

    After Ferguson: U.S. museums need to show a work by Natalie Bookchin
    Over this past week, I have been obsessively following the developments in Ferguson, Mo., where the events following the shooting of an unarmed black teen have brought startling images of protest and even more startling images of the heavily militarized...
  • What is an artist? Peter Plagens' 'Bruce Nauman' illuminates

    Ranking high on my list of least-useful questions is the nonetheless common inquiry "What is art?" That became a conventional query in the 20th century, after pure abstraction erased traditional requirements for skill at mimesis in painting, while the...
  • The Jeff Koons cut-up poem is now a work of art by William Powhida

    The Jeff Koons cut-up poem is now a work of art by William Powhida
    In my short career as a blogger and critic, I can't claim to have ever inspired a work of art. But the cut-up poem I composed for Jeff Koons, out of the reviews of his show at the Whitney Museum, has inspired just such a thing: Brooklyn-based artist...
  • The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death

    The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death
    When painter Tony Greene died of an AIDS-related illness in 1990, it was far from certain that anyone beyond his circle of friends and colleagues would remember him or his work. At the time of his death, Greene was 35 years old — an artist on...
  • 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...
  • Round-Up: Ancient discoveries, wilderness art and Koons strikes again

    Round-Up: Ancient discoveries, wilderness art and Koons strikes again
    Art Spiegelman comments on Israel, archaeologists unearth a rare tomb in Greece and Jeff Koons is still making everyone crazy. There are all kinds of terrific essays floating around out there on everything from race, the media and wilderness. Saddle up...
  • Monster Mash: Whitney Museum's expansion; art theft gets complicated; Artes Mundi prize

     
    -- Expanding: The Whitney Museum of American Art (left) is moving ahead with plans to build a new museum near New York's High Line. (The New York Times) -- Plot thickens: The recent $80-million art theft case in Pebble Beach......
  • Monster Mash: Meryl Streep among arts honorees; new Geffen season includes LaBute, Letts

     
    -- Academy's awards: Actress Meryl Streep and conductor James Levine have been elected honorary members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Those inducted into the main body include composers Tania Leon and Fred Lerdahl, architect Thom Mayne,...
  • New York: Whitney Museum to stay open ‘24/7′ for three days

     
    Staying up all night is practically a Manhattan birthright, and Michael Asher now elevates it to art. Asher, one of 55 artists in the 2010 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, proffered this as his submission: Keep the museum open 24/7 for a...
  • Monster Mash: Whitney Museum plans a new home; Tony presenters named; more troubles at Cincinnati Opera

     
    --Room to grow: The board of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has approved a plan to build a six-story Renzo Piano-designed building downtown. The Whitney also says it is in talks to lease its current home......
  • Michael Asher's all-nighter at the Whitney Museum

     
    Reporting from New York -- L.A.-based conceptual artist Michael Asher is a master of the institutional intervention who has spent his decades-long career devising provocative strategies to challenge the ways that museum-goers experience art. In 2008 at...