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Annie Leibovitz’s WOMEN: New Portraits, Art Practical

Annie Leibovitz. Portrait of Misty Copeland, New York City, 2015; from WOMEN: New Portraits. Courtesy of UBS. It’s hard to guess the reasoning behind the exhibition layout of WOMEN: New Portraits, photographer Annie Leibovitz’s continuation of her 1999–2000 collaboration with critic and partner … Continue reading

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“The Hereditary Estate” by Daniel W. Coburn, for Art Practical

Along the road as I walked, thinking about the mysteries of Easter, veils—seemed to drop off my eyes! Light, oh light! I have never seen such brilliance! It pricked my eyeballs like needles!…yes, yes, light. You know, you know we … Continue reading

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Sophie Calle at Fraenkel Gallery

In my early days as a theater student, when my teacher was tired of our careful, over-polished, actorish acting, he’d exhort us to show our “bathroom selves.” Your bathroom self is who you are before you apply your mask for … Continue reading

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Sarah Christianson’s “When the Landscape Is Quiet Again: North Dakota’s Oil Boom,” Art Practical

“We all wanted this oil development. We just didn’t know what we were in for. Even half of what we got would’ve been too much.”—Carole Freed, fourth-generation rancher, Watford City, ND, May 2013 No single photograph in Sarah Christianson’s When … Continue reading

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Nan Still Stands: “Nan Goldin: Nine Self-Portraits” at Fraenkel Gallery

“Herr God, Herr Lucifer, Beware  Beware.  Out of the ash I rise with my red hair and I eat men like air.”  Sylvia Plath, Lady Lazarus Though the collection is small — only 9 photographs — “Nan Goldin: Nine Self-Portraits” … Continue reading

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Curation as a New Translation: Diane Arbus at Fraenkel Gallery, Huffington Post

I am not cruel, only truthful— The eye of a little god, four-cornered. Mirror, Sylvia Plath Diane Arbus famously brought a dispassionate but probing voyeurism to the marginalized and pariah of our society. Her treatments of the denizens of the mainstream … Continue reading

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Speak, Memory: Restaging the Past in Todd Hido’s Silver Meadows

The press release for Todd Hido’s recent exhibit Excerpts from Silver Meadows describes it as a “metaphorical reckoning with his own past,” and indeed many of images look as they might in memory or old polaroids: blurry, the colors faded or over-saturated … Continue reading

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