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Nota Bene: Sirmans’s Prospect 3 Opens Saturday

The Big Easy hosts a rollicking contemporary art show beginning this weekend, featuring a floating artwork by Tavares Strachan and an exhibition of models by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, among many other attractions.…Read more

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The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in Los Angeles: a screening of experimental Dutch films at Echo Park Film Center; a talk by writer Alicia Eler at Adjunct Positions; a cyber-performance by GOD DOLL at Human Resou…Read more

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Gehry-Designed Vuitton Foundation Aims to Elevate Contemporary Art in Paris

The Pompidou Center and the Palais de Tokyo have a wealthy new competitor in the Parisian contemporary art scene.…Read more

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The Museum Interface

Two experts assess the impact of digital media and new design on today's cultural institutions.    …Read more

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Design in Flux

Change your life and get a job—this was the startling advice that Fluxus founder George Maciunas gave his fellow artists in 1964. But what did he really mean?    …Read more

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In the Studio: Richard Tuttle

Richard Tuttle began showing his work in the mid-'60s, at the age of 24, and quickly became a significant contributor in an art scene that included artists as diverse as Robert Smithson and Agnes Martin. While some of Tuttle's early, spare work builds upo…Read more

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Pantheon of the Anteater, Part II

In the second installment of a two-part article, the author continues his account of taking a free art criticism course in fall 2013 taught by David Salle at Bruce High Quality Foundation University in New York. The first installment appeared in A.i.A.…Read more

Brad Troemel at Tomorrow
  • Ai Weiwei at Chambers Fine Art

  • Gedi Sibony at Greene Naftali

  • Alyson Shotz at Carolina Nitsch

  • Wang Guangle at Pace

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A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss

This week Brad Troemel at Tomorrow; Ai Weiwei at Chambers Fine Art; Gedi Sibony at Greene Naftali; Alyson Shotz at Carolina Nitsch; Wang Guangle at Pace.    …Read more

Reviews

As the second edition of a show that first took place two years ago, this summer's Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum satisfied the minimum requirements of being biennial. Though the show coincided with the sustained rush of artists relocating to Los Angeles from New York, Europe and elsewhere, something about the timing felt off; throwing another biennial into the ring seems more about striving to get a place on the map than celebrating its undeniable influence. Many critics of the inaugural exhibition expressed uncertainty about whether the endeavor is good for the city, like Michael Ned Holte, who wrote in Artforum: "The first edition of Made in L.A. left open the question of whether the city needs such a determinedly local biennial." Two years later, Holte organized Made in L.A. 2014 alongside the museum's new chief curator Connie Butler (assisted by Emily Gonzalez), ...Read more

On entering Signe Stuart's recent painting exhibition, "Continuum," you were immediately struck by the impression, quasi-visceral/quasi-visual, of being immersed in shimmering phenomena pulled, by arcane scientific means, from the farthest reaches of the galaxy. You couldn't be faulted for assuming you were seeing solar flares, comets' tails and the like.Stuart's resolutely nonobjective, mesmerizing paintings on stitched canvases have long been admired in Santa Fe. Her work and, before that, the work of O'Keeffe, Agnes Martin and Florence Pierce—to name New Mexico's most stellar doyennes—have raised the bar of serious art in this city awash in souvenirs. The show presented a commingling of nine recent and earlier pieces, installed with restraint and finesse.Two outstanding multi-panel paintings represented the acme of Stuart's career. Quinacra Crossing (1982) a...Read more

Marfa, Tex., is the perfect setting for this exhibition of Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler's excellent trilogy of Texas-based, movie-themed videos: Grand Paris Texas (2009), Movie Mountain (Méliès), 2011, and now Giant (2014), commissioned by Ballroom Marfa. The arid and powerful West Texas landscape, with its vast ranchlands, craggy mountains, searing sun and huge sky is a potent force in the mesmerizing three-channel video installation Giant, much of which was shot at the skeletal ruins of a movie set constructed on a nearby private ranch for the filming of the original Giant (1956), starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean. Hollywood swept into town with its movie stars and film crew, a signature event for area residents. After the cast and crew departed, what remained were abundant memories and the th...Read more

Since the 1960s, Juan Logan (b. 1946) has mined Southern histories to produce a powerful alloy, one joining abstraction to a narrative that yokes the social injustices of the pre-Civil Rights era to today. Logan's exhibition, "I'll Save You Tomorrow," organized by curator Bradley Sumrall at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, brought together approximately 25 works, including mixed-medium canvases, sculptures and an installation. Many were made in the last five years, although some of the sculptures date to 2001. Throughout the show, Logan gave form to the idea, as articulated by scholar George Lipsitz in How Racism Takes Place (2011), that "social relations take on their full force and meaning when they are enacted physically in actual places."  Born in Tennessee, Logan lives in North Carolina, and draws on his heritage to reflect upon once-segregated places of leis...Read more

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