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Inge Morath: Photographer

by Graziella Colombo A hundred and fifty shots by Inge Morath, all in rigorous black and white, are exhibited at the Diocesan Museum in Milan and will remain there until November 1, 2020. It’s a vast retrospective, enriched with original documents, dedicated to the first woman photographer admitted to the Magnum Agency. She joined Magnum as an editor, becoming a …

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Venice – Not only the Biennale

by Liviana Martin   I spent a weekend in Venice after the lockdown to rediscover art galleries and artists’ studios that are finally reopening, or are under refurbishment. I visited the historic and prestigious Contini Gallery; founded by Stefano Contini in 1979, it has three offices in Venice and one in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Over the phone the gallery owner tells …

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Looking Out Over the Cornish Riviera

by Pendery Weekes Once again Monsieur Marcel Grenouille from Nantes has done his good deed for the day and has included an unknown artist in the summer Art Festival 2020 at Port Pierre Canto Marina in Cannes. This year the unknown is Freya Stephan with her painting, Looking Out Over the Cornish Riviera. It was picked up by Grenouille while …

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Home is Where the Art is (UK TV BBC1)

by Mary Fletcher Three artists go round the potential client’s house, as they put it, ‘snooping’. They meet the buyers and pitch for a commission. One is thrown out. The remaining two make some art. The buyers choose between the results. Most of the art is absolutely dreadful and so is the rest of the encounter. The presenter says things …

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Alan Emerson Hicks at the Center on Halstead

by Stephen Luecking Alan Emerson Hicks salvages plastic parts in bulk quantities and then assembles these into both two-dimensional art and sculptures. These colorful leftovers from the manufacture of various common objects become art of whimsy and fancy, often with a buoyant intelligence and depth. Hicks has realized those depths at his recent exhibit at the Center on Halstead, a …

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The Pandemic

by William Foster Lockdown is a running stream Trapped by a binding dam Lockdown is vulnerable and exposed Like sitting ducks on an open pond We wait and wait and wait Lockdown looms over us Lifelike Staring at the world with sullen eyes Life now like a trapped animal In a cage ricocheting against itself

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Speakeasy: Utah is Every State: Visibility in an Unseeing American Art System

Each issue, the New Art Examiner will invite a well-known, or not so well-known, art world personality to write a speakeasy essay on a topic of interest. Darren Jones is an art critic, curator, and educator. His writing has appeared in Artforum, ArtUS, Brooklyn Rail, Artslant and Artsy. He is a contributing editor for New Art Examiner. Curatorial and artistic …

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The Changing Landscape of Utah Art

By Scotti Hill in Utah As a state, Utah conjures two predominant associations: Mormonism and mountains. Maybe parks and monuments too. But Salt Lake City, one of the youngest and fastest–growing metro areas in the nation, is today animated by a vibrant counterculture, overflowing with coffee shops, microbreweries, and community murals. Utah boasts a thriving arts community in SLC and …

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