Jacob Lawrence: Painting as aesthetic object or historic narrative?

“Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series: Selections From the Phillips Collection,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Through Jan. 6. “Undoing the Ongoing Bastardization of ‘The Migration of the Negro’ by Jacob Lawrence,” Triple Candie, New York, NY. Through Jan. 20. Slide show. This exhibition, originally organized by the Studio Museum in Harlem but presented … read more… “Jacob Lawrence: Painting as aesthetic object or historic narrative?”

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Lawrence Weiner’s words

“Lawrence Weiner: As Far As The Eye Can See,” co-curated by Donna De Salvo, Whitney Museum Chief Curator and Associate Director for Programs, and Ann Goldstein, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Senior Curator. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. November 15, 2007-February 10, 2008. At MOCA April-July 2008. In conjunction with … read more… “Lawrence Weiner’s words”

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Kara Walker’s racy cutouts arrive at the Whitney

“Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love,” organized by Philippe Vergne and Yasmil Raymond, both from the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Whitney Museum of American Art, , New York, NY. Through Feb. 3. UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA March 2 to June 8, 2008. “It’s interesting that as soon as … read more… “Kara Walker’s racy cutouts arrive at the Whitney”

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Wrangling over Rudolf Stingel

Leslie Camhi in the Village Voice: “Zigzagging between figuration and abstraction, his disparate oeuvre is filled with conceptual antics, optical pleasures, and abject traces of his melancholy presence…. At times visually dazzling, his work is also strangely off-putting—flirting on the one hand with decay, and on the other with pure decoration….There’s an emperor’s-new-clothes-ish quality to … read more… “Wrangling over Rudolf Stingel”

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