Death Done and Undone, by Gabrielle Civil

Who knew there were so many cheapskate art lovers? On a recent Friday night, the “pay what you wish” line at the Whitney Museum of American Art was almost around the corner. No doubt this had to do with New York City returnees such as myself coming back to wander through the saffron frames of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Gates. Contemplating their massive Central Park project was one way to think about installation, location, and […]

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Better Get Rational, by Dodie Bellamy

Last June I met my friend Margaret Crane for lunch at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We sat outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon, chatting and eating salad. It wasn’t too hot, the air was breathable—a perfect ladies’ date. Then we headed into the museum’s jewel-in-the-crown exhibition, Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s-70s. The show was huge, astonishing, including nearly 200 works by 130+ artists from Europe, North America, and South America. Jesús […]

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