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Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. New shows: "events;" how to support the online edition: "works."



Miljan Suknovic, Diptych. 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 115".
Earlier this spring, I pulled a groin muscle, so I’ve schlepped to Chelsea only occasionally recently, nor have I gotten to those Lower East Side venues that the Times now touts as the hangouts of the new. Maybe I’m only making excuses, but one big reason  Read More 
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Esteban Vicente’s collages have the endearing quality of always seeming new. I so much enjoyed his current show at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, entitled “Concrete Improvisations: Collages and Sculpture by Esteban Vicente.” It has been elegantly co-curated by Lynn Gumpert, Edward J. Sullivan & Ana Martínez de Aguilar and will be on  Read More 

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I've meant to offer an updating of the political situation since I last commented upon it, but been distracted because I've been helping the U.S. government conduct its decennial census. This is an at least equally worthy and (in its way) fascinating endeavor, but exhausting & time-consuming. However, a number of art and/or literature news items, in New York and elsewhere, demand brief exposure, so here they are: Read More 
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