Reappraising Rodin's Work at the Musee Rodin
By Maria Goldverg
posted: 05-18-11
About a week ago an exhibit on modernist French sculptor Auguste Rodin opened at the eponymous Musee Rodin in Paris. As beautiful and monumental as Rodin's work may be, the appeal of the show lies as much in the fresh approach its curators have undertaken to shed a new critical light on the a ...more

And the Avant-Garde Gesture of the Micro-Epoch Belongs to: You?
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 05-16-11
When I think back on the past several years, as to whether there was any artist who came forward with a move that resonated in that the-world-before-and-after, you-can-only-do-it-once sort of way (like say, Duchamp's submission of a urinal to the Salon Des Independants): well, the only thing that re ...more

Fluxus, the Sprightly Godchild of Duchamp, Retrospectivized at Dartmouth
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 05-15-11
Fluxus, the sprightly Godchild of Duchamp, has endless quantities of material around that will keep scholars and enthusiasts of conceptualism, antics, hijinks, and the general dada spirit busy for many years to come. A new exhibit at Dartmouth's Hood Museum: "Fluxus and the Essential Question ...more

Markopoulos, Late Doyen of Avant-Garde Film To Have Final "Tenemos"
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 05-14-11
In Paul Auster's novel, the Book of Illusions, a silent movie star pulls a disappearing act after a terrible personal tragedy, and ends up at a secret location making genre-bending, rule-breaking films (which he would subsequently order burned Kafkaesquely). Later, a grief-struck scholar gets pull ...more

In Defense of the Sharjah Art Biennial
By Maria Goldverg
posted: 05-13-11
The Sharjah Biennial, the oldest and most respected biennial in the Middle East hosted by the eponymous Sharjah Art Foundation in the United Arab Emirates, is about to close its doors this Sunday, May 16. It remained opened for two months, and has, in that brief time, also become the focus of a ...more

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