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Cynthia Daignault’s There is nothing I could say that I haven’t thought before by Ted Dodson
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The ethics of curating as an ethics of care

The Arcades: Contemporary Art & Walter Benjamin by Claire Barliant
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Benjamin as hollow window dressing

DeForrest Brown Jr. & Bill Kouligas
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“How do you draw information out if you aren’t involved and in love with it.”

Karin Schneider’s Situational Diagram by Wendy Vogel
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De-radicalizing the monochrome.

Nicky Paraiso by Zachary Small
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“I hope it’s not a masochistic impulse within me, but I will always stay until the end to see how a creative thought completes itself.”

Accompaniment by Charity Coleman
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Questions, extractions … of authorship, origin, and connectivity. Kari Cwynar and Kendra Sullivan’s curation of Accompaniment, a group show at EFA Project Space, is meticulous and airtight—the curatorial statement (a chapbook in itself) is a feat of textual and didactic density that leaves no stone or song unparsed.

Susan E. Cahan’s Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power by Terence Trouillot
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A 1971 photograph by Jan van Raay shows artist Cliff Joseph leading a group of artist-activists—members of the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition (BECC)—in the dead of winter protesting the Whitney Museum’s controversial exhibition Contemporary Black Artists in America (months before its opening on April 7, 1971).

Lisa Immordino Vreeland by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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“She wasn’t loved, so she didn’t know how to give love.”

William Fowler by Pamela Cohn
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Restoring, archiving, and exhibiting artists‘ films from the post-punk era.

Assaf Evron by Abigail Winograd
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Art history via conversations

Keith Haring: Languages by Andrew Blackley, Johanna Burton & Scott Treleaven
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Ciphers, graffiti hieroglyphs, and lateral communication.

Critical Practices, INC. at the Whitney Biennial / “Supposium 2014” at MoMA by Mónica de la Torre​
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Pythagoras taught behind a veil to avoid distracting his students with his bodily appearance, which he considered an impediment to their pursuit of pure knowledge. His voice was an acousmatic one—its origin could not be identified.

Catherine Morris and Vincent Bonin’s Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art by Frances Richard
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Lucy R. Lippard collects the history of Conceptual Art in this polyphonic text.

The Sound of Silence by Erica Bellman
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The Guggenheim invites artists, philosophers, musicians, and curators to spend an evening contemplating the sound and silence of the city at stillspotting ( ) nyc: finale

Randomly Determined by Kevin Kinsella
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Kevin Kinsella discusses the current exhibition on view at the Radiator Gallery, This Is How My Brain Works, which offers a keen curatorial selection of collage art by various artists.

Vale La Pena: The 11th Havana Biennial by Liz Munsell
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Still with limited access to travel abroad, the Internet, and other communications technologies, young Cuban artists continue to innovate using their surroundings and available materials.01

dOCUMENTA (13): When Too Much is Not Enough by Kathleen MacQueen
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Is this a new paradigm for exhibition practice? A move away from the nation-building roots of well-orchestrated world fairs, public museums, and international biennials?

Sara Garcia Villanueva by Pamela Cohn
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Art in Activism: Johan Kugelberg on Crass by Abeline Cohen
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The punk era may be over, but the music, art and political messages are still relevant. Curator Johan Kugelberg talks to BOMBlog about the show he has curated with Crass’s Gee Vaucher, opening Friday, September 30th.

Bodega by Rachel Reese
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BOMBlog’s Rachel Reese talks with some of the founders and co-directors of Philadelphia’s Bodega, an artist-run exhibition and performance space in operation since 2010. Together they discuss the Philadelphia art community and Bodega’s role, as well as Bodega’s most recent exhibition Wax Apple.

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