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Chris Vroom

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Last Call Interview: Alexandre Singh at the Drawing Center

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 1:24 PM

Alexandre Singh was born in 1980 and currently lives in New York. His practice utilizes a wide range of media including drawing, performance and sculpture to explore issues around the mutability of truth and the nature of human consciousness. The Drawing Center hosted Singh's first public exhibition in the United...

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Taryn Simon and the Relativity of Truth

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 5:16 PM

The indexical nature of the photographic image -- its ability to document and faithfully represent reality -- is one of the medium's most seductive characteristics. "Reality" is reflected through the lens onto a photosensitive paper and reproduced so that we can see what the artist saw, that moment the shutter...

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Frieze Art Fair Opens With Strong Sales

(2) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 8:42 AM


The Frieze Art Fair -- conceived by Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover -- opens today in London for its tenth showcase of new art from 175 of the world's top contemporary galleries. The Vernissage preview was well-attended and the mood upbeat while the works...

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Closing Soon: Bastienne Schmidt's Exquisite Show at Ricco Maresca

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 12:49 PM

In her exhibition at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in Chelsea, Bastienne Schmidt presents 30 achingly beautiful works on paper inspired by Greek vases. The German-born artist spent her formative years in Greece and Italy -- countries that heavily inform her work. For the past 11 years she has lived in the...

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An Inside Peek at the AIPAD Photography Show and the Dealers You Need to Know

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 2:21 PM

The diversity of creative exploration and documentation in photography will be on view in force this week as the Photography Show opens at the Park Avenue Armory. Presented by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), the show brings together 72 of the world's best galleries who will showcase...

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10 Art Fairs, 300+ Exhibitions? Here Are 15 Must-See Installations On View This Week

(2) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 1:16 AM

Art fairs have become an essential ritual in the rhythm of the art world with collectors, curators, museum groups and artists regularly joining hundreds of dealers at major fairs around the world. The established fairs, such as Art Basel and Frieze, have spawned a range of concurrent fairs focused either...

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Nero and the Social Contract at Art Basel Miami

(13) Comments | Posted December 5, 2011 | 2:18 PM

As music throbbed, bodies writhed and shadows danced over the torch-lit sand outside Dasha's half-million dollar party celebrating Art Basel Miami Beach, I couldn't help but think of Nero, who fiddled while Rome burned.

[Art Basel 2011, After Party at The Raleigh Hotel]


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An Arab Spring for Art?

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 2:19 PM

For many artists, the crowning achievement of a successful career is to represent their country at the Venice Biennale, the bi-annual Oscars of the art world.

Adel Abidin represented Finland in 2007 with a memorable installation entitled 'Abidin Travels', a fictive travel agency promoting exotic adventure vacations...

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