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SUNSHINE NOIR

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The discovery of oil in Echo Park in 1892 brought in mountains of cash, corruption, and crime, and Los Angeles was transformed from a sleepy, rundown village into the birthplace of noir. “Promotional imagery of mountains, sun, and surf promised a better life and unlimited possibilities, but newspaper and tabloid photos showed newcomers that the […]

ROBERT KENNEDY’S LAST JOURNEY

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“Most of us hide most of the time. We don’t want people aware of what we are feeling. But that day, very few people were hiding. It was a consistent wave of emotion without interruption.” — Paul Fusco THE TRAIN—RFK’S LAST JOURNEY—a three-part exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art—documents the funeral train of Robert […]

WOLFGANG TILLMANS FOR JAHRESRING

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For its 64th iteration, Jahresring enlisted Wolfgang Tillmans to guest edit an issue, which the photographer has titled “What is Different?”: “We have known for some time that there are people who feel drawn to esoteric conspiracy theories. What is new, however, is that hard facts are no longer believed by wide segments of the […]

VINCE ALETTI ON PETER HUJAR

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Vince Aletti—collector, photography critic, and Peter Hujar’s East Village neighbor and friend—will join David Wojnarowicz biographer Cynthia Carr, author Jonathan D. Katz, and Hujar model and printing lab co-founder Gary Schneider for a conversation about Hujar, in conjunction with the Morgan exhibition of the photographer’s work.   PETER HUJAR—LIFE AND TIMES, Saturday, April 7, at 2 pm. themorgan.org/peter-hujar-life-and-times […]

NAN GOLDIN IN CONVERSATION

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Nan Goldin will join MOCA curator Lanka Tattersall for a wide-ranging conversation about Goldin’s work, on view in the museum’s exhibition REAL WORLDS—BRASSAÏ, ARBUS, GOLDIN.   NAN GOLDIN IN CONVERSATION, Sunday, Apr 1, at 3 pm. REAL WORLDS—BRASSAÏ, ARBUS, GOLDIN, through September 3. MOCA GRAND AVENUE, 250 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles. moca.org/program/nan-goldin-in-conversation-with-lanka-tattersall moca.org/real-worlds-brassai-arbus-goldin Nan Goldin and Vince […]

PARKETT EXHIBITION

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All 101 issues of PARKETT—plus selected artist editions and documents from the archive—are on view through June at the Swiss National Library. PARKETT—101 CONTEMPORARY ART BOOKS, through June 26. SWISS NATIONAL LIBRARY, Hallwylstrasse15, Bern. parkettart.com/exhibitions nb.admin.ch/parkett See Bice Curiger on Parkett co-founder Walter Keller: artforum.com/bice-curiger-on-walter-keller-1953-2014 Above: Parkett, No. 1. Below: Parkett, Nos. 100/101, and earlier […]

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS AT THE MORGAN

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Bringing together original drafts, private diaries, personal letters, paintings, photographs, production stills and other objects, the Morgan exhibition TENNESSEE WILLIAMS—NO REFUGE BUT WRITING examines the glory years of the great American playwright and his struggle for self-expression during a repressive time.   TENNESSEE WILLIAMS—NO REFUGE BUT WRITING, through May 13. MORGAN LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, 225 Madison Avenue, […]