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This is how it works

- or at least how I work

Some notes on writing a review

 

  • My preconceptions about an exhibition – what I expect to see, feel and think – rarely turn out to be in accordance with how I actually experience a certain show when in it.
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Writing

Raoul Dufy (1877 - 1953)

In spite of Fauvism’s short lifespan (1905-1907), France’s early avant-garde movement made quite a splash upon the grand history of Art – both literally in terms of its unhinged splattered tones, as well as through its strong later influence upon painters such as Henri Matisse.   542 more words

Kweiseye

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts Review

“Rich, exuberant and traditional, if a bit overwhelming”

Every Summer, the RAA opens its doors to the public. On view is 1,252 works of art by new and established artists, architects and printmakers. 352 more words

Journalism

Between Poetry and Politics: Christoph Schlingensief at MoMA PS1

German artist Christoph Schlingensief is a reactionary performance/video/installation artist with mature content/explicit images/and overall radical artwork. His current retrospective at MoMA PS1 which runs through September 7th is a valiant attempt to capture an artist’s ouevre not mean to be caught. 164 more words

Art

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum - an exhibit that celebrates a remarkable career

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at the Whitney covers some of the artist best works from 1978 to present. Featuring famous floating basketballs from his first solo show… 276 more words

NYC Arts & Entertainment

An Autobiography of Love: James Lee Byars at MoMA PS1

See this review published on Bushwick Daily

As the story goes, there are a million different ways to say I Love You. For 20th Century conceptual-performance artist James Lee Byars, it was never about saying the words. 891 more words

Art

On Nudity: Words & Art.

Above is the Artist Oliver Jeffers about to deface the oil on canvas painting of a lady in the nude with the words: “Nothing to see here.” 644 more words

Art