Multitasking painters like me

As if in response to my discussion with hyperallergic Hrag last night about multitasking vs. concentrated monofocus, in the NY Times this morning Holland Cotter reports that most of the painters selected for “Younger Than Jesus” are committed multitaskers. “The artists Tala Madani, born in Iran, and Jakub Julian Ziolkowski, from Poland, do oil-on-canvas pictures … read more… “Multitasking painters like me”

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Wiser than God

If you stop in to see “Younger than Jesus,” the New Museum’s first triennial survey of new art from around the world, check out “Wiser than God,” May 27-July 27, 2009, an exhibition organized by art critic Adrian Dannatt at the BLT Gallery, located across the street. According to Dannatt, “Wiser than God” presents artists … read more… “Wiser than God”

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Younger than Jesus: Thomas Roberts

In lieu of attending the press opening of the New Museum’s “Younger than Jesus” exhibition today, which features fifty artists under 33-years-old, I’m posting about an Irish painter who died in 1777 at 28. Whenever I see work in major museums by people under thirty, I always wonder whether their work is strong enough to … read more… “Younger than Jesus: Thomas Roberts”

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