Night Divides the Day …

The Doors in *Break on Through* The desire for high-class oddities is nothing new in sophisticated society. The educated have always loved this stuff. The eighteenth century English constructed “ruins” in their gardens that they viewed through smoked glass, making them seem older and more romantic. Gentlemen carried human gallstones to social gatherings to use for starting conversations. The French …

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The Changing Treasons

It’s Time for New York’s Leading Critics to Surrender Their Crowns It is an astonishing peculiarity that in New York there is just one newspaper setting the tone of cultural opinion: The New York Times. There are others, of course, but they haven’t a fraction of its influence. There is no audible counter-argument. Conversations on the street rarely begin, “Did …

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Speakeasy

The Context of Creation For the course of 20th century art the narrative of the art world has romanticized a particular set of variables in regards to the creative space of the artist. The picturesque idea of the high ceilinged loft/industrial space in which the artist creates has, over the past century, been instilled in both the general public and …

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The Future is With Us.

With this issue, the New Art Examiner marks its first year back following a thirteen-year break. Our return, which began at Expo Chicago last September, has not been easy. We have managed to publish six forty-plus page issues with minimal advertising or subscription income. We have survived on pure faith and art-fed fumes. We owe a great deal to the …

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A Photographer of Coincidence

Kenneth Josephson: An Exhibition and Book Review In an earlier lifetime, I collected postcards, mostly reproductions of pictures I liked: favorite artworks or photographs by favorite photographers. Sometimes, they were simply images that drew me. One such image was “Acropolis, 1972” by Kenneth Josephson. I clearly remember what drew me. This was a photograph and a photograph about photography. In …

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The New Contemporary

Sanctuary for the Edlis/Neeson Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago   While record crowds make themselves at home in the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition of Van Gogh’s Bedrooms—examining three versions of this iconic painting—other visitors looking for a more recent avant-garde may be drawn to the museum’s reopened contemporary galleries, now billed as The New Contemporary. The title refers to …

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Hype Is Not Enough

A year ago (2014) some public art, ‘Dad’s Halo Effect’ by Ryan Gander, was bolted to the pavement in Beswick, a mile east of Manchester centre in an area formerly the blackest in the city but now home to a football stadium, a cleaned up canal and some ad hoc metal warehousing. ‘Regeneration’ is the long word repeated about these …

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