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Strange, Dark Places

Anne McDonald is one of the 60 artists living on Water Street in Dumbo that were tossed out on the cold nights of December 17, 2000 at 11pm, by the Buildings Department.

Ed Ruscha

On view in the small first floor gallery of the Whitney Museum and serving as a brief but illuminating preface to Cotton Puffs, Q-Tips, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha upstairs, Ruscha’s photographs, which he typically assembles into carefully designed books, are concerned with the irreducible, deadpan fact.

In Conversation

Christo and Jeanne-Claude with Praxis

Christo and Jeanne-Claude are one of the most well-known collaborative art teams in the world. Unlike any other artists of the present or past, they fabricate large-scale work that is at once enigmatic and simple.

Agnes Martin: "...going forward into unknown territory..."

Two shows of Agnes Martin’s work afford a unique opportunity to view both her early and late works concurrently.

Larry Sultan's The Valley

Sultan’s photographic project, The Valley, dramatizes the invasion of anxious respectability by libidinal longing, and its genius lies in the warm-hearted sympathy it extends to both sides of that drama.

Hope Kurtz (1959–2004)

Hope Kurtz, original member of internationally renowned art collective Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) is to be included in the 2005 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium, along with Josephine Baker, Samuel Beckett, Emma Goldman, Francisco Goya and a pantheon of other radical cultural and political heroes. In it, Hope is described as a "Loyal comrade/anarchist/radical poet, writer, and brilliant editor."


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2004

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