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Marcel Duchamp ‘The Bride Stripped bare by her Batchelors, Even’ (1915-23), oil, varnish, lead wire, lead foil, dust, glass, PMA

Dancing Around the Bride at the PMA

Dancing Around the Bride at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA)through Jan. 21, 2013 is an extraordinary, multi-dimensional exploration of a significant period in American art history. While the ideas it presents are hardly new, the sensitive installation, designed by the artist, Philippe Parreno, emphasizes the multi-disciplinary nature of the mutual personal and artistic influences among Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. This is an exhibition as Gesamkunstwerk, and it offers the best, possible understanding of the interconnected, artistic experimentation in New York City in the late 1950s-1960s. Parreno’s installation pivots around a low, platform ... More » »

A sign of the times, seen on North Miami Avenue and 30th St., near Art Miami, Red Dot, etc. ...

Art Basel Miami Beach 2010: part 1

On this year’s trip to Miami I took it easy, concentrating on the main event, Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB), and ignoring 16 other fairs and endless installations, events, museum exhibitions, private collections, a video lounge, film showings, ….  In about six hours spread over two days I saw perhaps a third of it, so this is a limited view of a limited view.  Missed the opening and associated events, but on Friday and Saturday I still managed to site John Baldessari and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s director, Thomas Campbell; I thought it brave for a scholar of Renaissance ... More » »

Weekly Update – Big little Puppet Show at ICA

This week’s Weekly has my review of ICA’s Puppet Show. Below is the copy with some pictures. More pix at flickr. Puppet LoveThe ICA’s marionette show is hard-hitting fun. Puppet artists–Rirkrit Tirivanija and Philippe Parreno sit on a bench watching a video of themselves at the ICA’s Puppet Show. Artists enjoy being in control. They’re puppeteers. And as you can see in the Institute of Contemporary Art’s “The Puppet Show”—actual puppetry is popular with some of today’s leading artists. This encyclopedic roundup of puppet art has everything from displays of vintage puppets to puppet- like sculptures, videos and clay animations. ... More » »

Comic extraction at MoMA

Rivane NeuenschwanderZé Carioca no. 4, A Volta de Zé Carioca [The Return of Zé Carioca] (1960). Ediçao Histórica, Ed. Abril. (detail) 2004Synthetic polymer paint on comic book pagesThirteen images, each 6 ¼ x 4” (15.9 x 10.2 cm)The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century, 2005 The primary image used for the press material promoting Comic Abstraction at MoMA is Ribane Neuenschwander‘s Zé Carioca no. 4, A Volta de Zé Carioca, a panel cartoon with all content extracted from the panels and with the word bubbles denuded of words. The image, which is nice and pop ... More » »