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Power at the MOMA

This sprawling Adrian Piper retrospective offers an eye-catching challenge to visitors through its sometimes demure, sometimes hectoring, text-and-photo and performance art. Sticking with it pays off with a reflective, ethical and political pow. Piper was born in New York in 1948 and went with the counter-cultural flow of figurative psychedelia, changed to a somewhat purist Minimalism and Conceptualism before turning …

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Life at the Met

While an ambitious attempt to elide culturally and chronologically diverse, popular, scientific, and artistic sculptures of the human body, The Met’s “Like Life” overreaches. The show is ironically shapeless, despite sub-thematic organizational scheme. In addition, the several carved and polychromed Renaissance martyrs and slightly creepy Victorian material (such as effigies of organic matter and death masks), while relevant, are overstated …

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To The Ends of the Earth

Forest green painted walls are lined by white negative space. The color green is associated with life, harmony, and energy. An explanatory introduction and one thoughtful quote are also painted, but in white. I have an idea of what is to come next. A line of spotlights trail overhead, illuminating every wall, including the entryway, reminding me of the sun’s …

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Monet’s Tanks or the Beauty of Warfare

The above photo is of the NATO Saber Strike exercises in Poland that took place from May to June 2017. Taking away the tanks it could appear to be a painting by Claude Monet; however, the tanks are there, though camouflaged with foliage in a field of flowers. The blue flowers and green grass and undergrowth in the foreground are …

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Marcel Il Lusoire Frottage

Marcel Il Lusoire Frottage  was born in Eastbourne in 1962 to Huguenot parents. He attended a local school where he suffered much persecution due to his dislike of sport and his already burgeoning interest in the Art World. He left Eastbourne in 1980 and moved to London where he attended the Chelsea School of Art. He did not actually have a …

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A decade too much, Luis Jacob 10 years later

Some ten years ago Canadian artist Luis Jacob had a show at the Art Gallery of Ontario; it consisted of him filling a room with chairs found throughout the Art Gallery. Was anyone humbled by the skill, did everyone appreciate the years of experience leading up to this moment? The artist said his work was important but the older people …

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The Genius of Pablo Picasso

Jane Allen and Derek Guthrie Chicago Tribune 15th April 1973, written overnight on the news of Picasso’s death. In Picasso the 20th century has lost one of its most cherished symbols of freedom. He proved the exception to every rule, and we thought until a short week ago that he might even elude the law of human mortality. Secluded behind …

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Impression of a Boot

Cherry red leather, seventeen holes, mismatched laces (one silk, one cotton) and many decades before Dr Marten’s became the punk sole of choice. Broadly, the exhibition retells the history of an artist, who has become an icon, but behind the act of presentation (slightly too much ‘ambience’ for me) the objects disclosed something profoundly humane. The boot attracted my attention …

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Wings to fly

I would have liked to write this review without knowing so much about Kahlo. she came from a well-off family, popular and involved in the Mexican society of the time, despite the many upheavals of the Revolution. She was the much beloved daughter of a renowned photographer of German descent who, despite her gender and her limitations, introduced her to …

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Circe Henestrosa, co-curator of London’s Victoria & Albert’s exhibition ‘Making Herself Up’ talks to our European editor, Daniel Nanavati on 13th June 2018

DN: I would like to talk about her influences. Now we can’t differentiate her from Mexico obviously, but do you see a lot of Freud coming through from her surrealist idea? Breton said she was a natural surrealist. CH: Yes, her surrealism … she kind of didn’t align with the idea because she didn’t feel she was surrealist because she …

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