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Filip Noterdaeme is the founding director of the Homeless Museum of Art and the author of The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart.

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When What You See Is What You Forget

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 10:16 AM

There are currently more than 60,000 homeless men, women and children living in New York City. Some people will tell me that I, of all people, ought to applaud any artist who addresses homelessness in his or her work. After all, it is a topic I have grabbled with for...

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Sugarcoating the Art of Real Estate

(1) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 11:38 AM


A few days ago, I received a mass e-mail invitation from Creative Time for their annual spring gala, which will take place at the long defunct Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn and honor artist Kara Walker:

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An Honest Ghost: A Novel by Rick Whitaker

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 11:38 AM

I cannot really claim to be a voracious reader. I don't devour vast quantities of books, speed-reading through them the way my boyfriend sometimes appears to. And perhaps my dyslexia is only part of the reason. Be that as it may, what I can say about my preferred way of...

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My Timely Encounter with Yvonne Rainer

(2) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 3:51 PM

A few weeks ago, I took part in an ensemble performance called ACTIONS!. Created by Simon Leung and presented at The Kitchen, it drew on the history of recent and old protest actions directed at the Museum of Modern Art, bringing together a cast of 25...

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A Manifesto: How to Make the Art World Bearable Again

(33) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 10:19 AM

For years, I have been calling out our art museums' ties with corporate money and real estate. I have been critical of complacent and complicit contemporary artists who have allowed art to become little more than a bankable commodity and behave like eager worker bees clamoring to deliver the honey...

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Sleeping with Tilda and Quentin

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 1:51 AM

In 1993, Tilda Swinton portrayed an English nobleman next to Quentin Crisp's Queen Elizabeth in Sally Potter's film adaptation of Virginia Woolf's gender-bending novel, Orlando. In the film, Orlando, played by Swinton, subtly, surprisingly changes his sex from male to female during an extensive sleeping period. In other...

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Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas are Alive and Well and Living in Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 4:54 PM

In the wake of the upcoming release of my first book, The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart (published by OUTPOST19), friends and colleagues, some more concerned than others, have asked me, "Is it a tell-all?" In lieu of a straight answer, I have opted to refer to an...

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Where Do We Don't Go From Here

(4) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 2:42 PM

In a recent article, the Village Voice stated that uptown money was to blame for the death of downtown art ("How Uptown Money Kills Downtown Art").

Of course, denouncing "uptown" for the latest ar(t)mageddon is a favorite, recurring "downtown" theme that I have observed countless times...

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Hugh Steers at Alexander Gray

(3) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 11:41 AM

When Hugh Steers died of AIDS in 1995, he was only 33 years old. Alexander Gray Associates recently acquired the estate of this American painter and is currently featuring a series of paintings and works on paper produced from 1987 to 1993.

These allegorical, stylized paintings form a...

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Monsalvat at Bureau

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 7:23 AM

While David Zwirner's empire grows exponentially, swallowing up big chunks of prime real estate in a post-Sandy Chelsea, one tiny gallery space on the Lower East Side, Bureau, just metamorphosed into a mammoth empire with an exhibition titled Monsalvat, a 200-square-feet goldmine of sheer aesthetic mischief....

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If You See Something, Buy Something: Martha Rosler at MoMA

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 11:15 PM

With Meta-Monumental Garage Sale, Martha Rosler's first solo exhibition at the Modern, the Museum of Modern Art has reached a new low: effectively one step away from a Martha Stewart bake sale exhibit. Rosler's offering is nothing more and nothing less than what it promises: a big suburban-style...

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Placet Experiri: Wayne Koestenbaum at White Columns

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 9:50 AM

Wayne Koestenbaum, the eccentric literary wunderkind, has always had a propensity for singing the body electric. His countless poems, essays, and books, including a highly-acclaimed Andy Warhol biography, have earned him a solid fanbase among urban sophisticates, and Rebecca Mead once declared him the philosopher of...

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Strike A Pose: How Contemporary Artists Play At Politics

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 10:56 AM

The Walker Art Center in Washington wants you to know that it really cares about its civic role and the presidential election. Lowercase P: Artists & Politics, an online series of artist interviews and features organized by Paul Schmelzer, the Walker's web editor, addresses hot topics in an...

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The Talented Mr. Replay: Eric Doeringer at Mulherin + Pollard

(2) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 3:02 PM

Appropriation has never looked fresher and more urgent than in the hands of Eric Doeringer, whose work, the fruit of years of hard labor and sustained effort, most of it carried out underground, is currently on view at Mulherin + Pollard on the Lower East Side.

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The Drama of the Gifted Duchamp

(3) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 4:39 PM

Here is a gem of a show that, although small in scale, yields too many intellectual and aesthetic pleasures to be ignored. Duchamp champion and scholar Francis M. Naumann has orchestrated a family reunion of sorts where four out of the six Duchamp siblings partake as if in a rendezvous...

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