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Entries by Artwrit

Reframing Chelsea After Sandy

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 3:18 PM

At around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, the Hudson River breached its banks near 20th Street. Cars were still driving down the West Side Highway and onlookers brought children to watch the river writhe in the approaching storm. Neighbors along the waterfront chatted casually, even as a storm of...

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Community Art In Mid-America

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 10:44 AM

Great Wall of Respect, Chicago.

By Kyle McKenzie. Read the article as it appeared in the October '12 issue of Artwrit.

Dave Loewenstein, an artist based in Lawrence, Kansas, is in the process of finishing up a community mural in Arkadelphia, Arkansas....
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Regarding Warhol at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

(1) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 12:53 PM

Ai Weiwei, Neolithic vase with Coca-Cola Logo, 2010.

By Tom McGlynn. Read the text as it appeared on

Regarding Warhol at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, organized by Marla Prather and independent curator Mark Rosenthal, sets out...

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The Demise of Artnet Magazine and the Crisis in Criticism

(2) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 1:29 PM

By Michael Pepi. Read the unabridged version of this article, as it appeared in the September 2012 issue of Artwrit.

In 1996, the historian and critic Donald Kuspit identified two chief modes of art writing --metaphysical and journalistic -- accurately describing the ways they have contributed...

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Ghosts in the Machine at the New Museum, New York

(1) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 10:31 AM

Photo courtesy of The New Museum.

The anthropomorphic robot is obsolete. What was once the mascot of technological evolution has become a signifier of speculative antiquity. Today, our tech fears have become disembodied things, nebulous clusters of data as legion as they are anonymous....

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Alighiero Boetti at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 10:54 AM

Alighiero Boetti, Gemelli (Twins), 1968.

By Ian Wallace. Read the text as it appeared on

On the one hand, contemporary art history is about the expansion of the site of art from being between one artist and his audience...

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dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 6:24 PM


Geoffrey Farmer, Leaves of Grass (2012) | Photo: Kari Kjøsnes,

Jonathan Beer is a New York-based artist and writer.
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dOCUMENTA's best product is not art, but...

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Yoko Ono at the Serpentine Gallery, London

(16) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 3:30 PM

Yoko Ono at the Serpentine Gallery London.jpg

Installation shot, Serpentine Gallery.

By Matthew Steinbrecher. Read the full version of the text on

Now in her eighties, Yoko Ono creates work that remains as quietly forceful as ever. While many...

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Trisha Brown At The Venice Biennale

(0) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 2:43 PM


Photo: Alredo Anceschi, 2009, from

By Sandra Orellana Sears. Read the full version of the text on

Since its inception, the Venice Biennale has expanded to become an interdisciplinary venue for all things contemporary. An ongoing international workshop...

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Interview: Chuck Webster on New Work at ZieherSmith, New York

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 3:28 PM

Image courtesy of ZieherSmith.

By Sam Jablon, as it appeared in Artwrit's July 2012 issue.

Brooklyn-based painter Chuck Webster recently sat down with Artwrit to discuss his work exhibited at ZieherSmith gallery in New York, a show simply titled Paintings....

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Dear World, From Joplin With Love at Spiva Center

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 3:15 PM

Photo courtesy of Spiva Center

By Kyle McKenzie, as it appeared in Artwrit's June 2012 issue.

Two separate exhibits of photography at the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating tornado that tore through Joplin...

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The Marfa Diaries

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 11:42 AM


By Sandra Orellana Sears. Read the full version of the text on

Even today, more than 40 years since Donald Judd came to town, Marfa's skyline remains relatively unbroken. Besides the central townhouse and watershed hovering above the horizon line, the...

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Oh, Canada at MASS MoCA

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 2:59 PM

By Suzanne Carte, as it appeared in Artwrit's June 2012 issue.

Don't let the signage fool you. It is not that type of Canadian show. You know the kind -- flush with romantic northern exposures and lush landscapes that have proliferated in the historical canon of...

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Matthew Goulish With Hannah Verrill And Matt Shalzi At Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 5:36 PM

By Anthony Romero, as it appeared in Artwrit's June 2012 issue.

In Molly Zuckerman-Hartung's The 95 Theses on Painting, thesis number 58 reads, "In painting, the difference is that the accumulated evidence of changing one's mind is allowed to remain as build-up, as density, or as sedimentation." Written...

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