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“Blackness in Abstraction”

More than halfway through “Blackness in Abstraction,” an austere photograph by Carrie Mae Weems posed a Mies van der Rohe leather daybed—conjuring a truant psychoanalytic patient, perhaps—against a wall of empty rectangles delineated by thin black...

Adrienne Edwards on Yto Barrada

As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (A.i.A.'s August issue), we preview the 2016-17 season of museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and...

“Blackness in Abstraction”

Last year, researchers at Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery examined Malevich’s Black Square (1915) with an X-ray. Beneath the surface layers of paint they found some Cubist compositions, as well as a faint inscription in the artist’s hand: “Negroes battling...

Blackness in Abstraction

Adam Pendleton's paintings and videos reflect his nuanced engagement with African-American history and the legacy of avant-garde art.

Anti-Oedipus: Pope.L’s “Cage Unrequited”

Patriarchy and fathers are neither synonymous nor mutually exclusive; confronting either is difficult. Pope.L (who has recently dropped "William" from his moniker) addressed both in Cage Unrequited, staged recently at New York's Clemente Soto Vélez...

Performa Gala Raises Funds, Artists, Tempers

The night's honoree was Milly Glimcher, art historian and wife of Pace Gallery president Arne Glimcher. She was recognized for having organized the acclaimed Pace exhibition "Happenings: New York, 1958-1963" (Feb. 10-Mar. 17), which focused on...

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