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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: RINKO KAWAUCHI: ILLUMINANCE: THE GALLERY AT HERMES: May 20 – July 16, 2011

Armed with her Rolleiflex camera and its square format, Kawauchi often captures the world from an almost childlike perspectiveArmed with her Rolleiflex camera and its square format, Kawauchi often captures the world from an almost childlike perspective

In 2001 with the simultaneous publication of three books in Japan, Hanako, Utatane, and Hanabi, Kawauchi received instant recognition.

EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: THE NEW MUSEUM'S FESTIVAL OF IDEAS

Chakaia Booker gives you a construction!Chakaia Booker gives you a construction!

Because The New Museum is right in TI's most favored zone, just up from Bond Street along the Bowery, the thought of a "Festival Of Ideas" has us at full attention. Details after the jump provided by the lovely April!

CURRENT VIEWING: UNDERGROUND: MILK GALLERY

Thank you Kathy Lo. You always know what time it is! Image via purple-diary.comThank you Kathy Lo. You always know what time it is! Image via purple-diary.com

Opening night was good fun. Go check out what the kids of the moment have to say about this visual moment! The show features

Big Girls : Marilyn Minter : 1986 enamel on canvas: 80 x 112 inches Exhibited in "Paintings from the 80s " TEAM GALLERY 2011

These early paintings offer insight into the current trajectory of her work, where glamour is suffused with a sinister optimismThese early paintings offer insight into the current trajectory of her work, where glamour is suffused with a sinister optimism

CURRENT VIEWING: THE ANDY MONUMENT: ROB PRUITT: PUBLIC ART FUND

How  fun is  that a 40something commercial artist found vindication by  become famous for  theorizing about Fame.How fun is that a 40something commercial artist found vindication by become famous for theorizing about Fame.

Daily, when confronted with Rob Pruitt's "Andy Monument" hovering over Union Square I swear my mind turns to Warholspeak.

CURRENT VIEWING: GLENN LIGON: AMERICA :Whitney Museum: MARCH 10–JUNE 5 2011

Glenn Ligon (b.1960), Hands, 1996. Silkscreen ink and gesso on unstretched canvas,Glenn Ligon (b.1960), Hands, 1996. Silkscreen ink and gesso on unstretched canvas,

“rescues a star of the era of identity politics from a blind spot in the present art world”
—The New Yorker

CURRENT VIEWING: WHEN THE FAIRYTALE NEVER ENDS: FORD PROJECT : 57 W 57th St (NEW YORK)

Michael Aert's "Misala":  2009 at Ford Project's " When  The Fairytale Never Ends"Michael Aert's "Misala": 2009 at Ford Project's " When The Fairytale Never Ends"
At the preview for "When The FairyTale Never Ends" , the inaugural exhibition at the freshly minted FordProject space, I swear I kept seeing the well appointed ghost of James Truman veering around corners...hovering in front of the Henry Drager... air kissing impossibly glossy dowagers.

Image From Untitled 2011 by Massimo Grimaldi : opening February 17th 2011 at Team NYC

"pleasant surfaces that initially attract but them immediately implode into themselves""pleasant surfaces that initially attract but them immediately implode into themselves"

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