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  • The art of religion: Corny, cynical and everything in between

    The art of religion: Corny, cynical and everything in between

    Thirty years ago at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, curator Maurice Tuchman organized an exhibition that explored the intersection of art and spirituality. “The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890-1985” brought together about 250 works by nearly 100 artists to reveal that spirituality...

  • Ulrich Wüst at Christopher Grimes Gallery: A portrait of obsolescence

    Ulrich Wüst at Christopher Grimes Gallery: A portrait of obsolescence

    Barely a single living soul is glimpsed in 48 black-and-white urban photographs from the late 1970s and early 1980s by Berlin-based Ulrich Wüst. When people are there, they’re typically obscured behind the windshield of a car on an otherwise empty city street, hidden within a dark sidewalk shadow...

  • This police video, 'Time Machine' and the scent of 'Apocalypse' will linger in your brain

    This police video, 'Time Machine' and the scent of 'Apocalypse' will linger in your brain

    "Trooper" (1998), a single-channel video by Thomson & Craighead, shows a police officer yanking a woman from her car at gunpoint, forcing her to the ground and cuffing her hands behind her back. The short scene, taken from a CNN webcast, repeats more than 20 times, speeding up with each replay...

  • Bone, organs, scars: At Hannah Hoffman, a surreal and sculptural exploration of the body

    Bone, organs, scars: At Hannah Hoffman, a surreal and sculptural exploration of the body

    The most obvious precedent for Olga Balema’s exhibition at Hannah Hoffman gallery is the work of Eva Hesse, whose abstract, tactile sculptures make oblique references to corporeality: not just what bodies look like, but how it feels to inhabit one. Balema takes this proposition in a direction that...

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