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CLUB 57 AT MOMA — OPENING NIGHT

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Eric Marciano—director of The Age of Insects and four other films in MoMA’s collection—reports from the opening night of the museum’s new exhibition CLUB 57: FILM, PERFORMANCE, AND ART IN THE EAST VILLAGE, 1978–1983:  “The reception at MoMA was stunning! I know that we will never again see that group of people together in one place at one […]

KWAME BRATHWAITE AT APERTURE GALA

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Join co-hosts Edward Enninful and Hari Nef (among others) in honoring Kwame Brathwaite, Zackary Drucker, Inez Van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin at APERTURE’s 65-anniversary gala. Justin Vivian Bond and St. Beauty will perform, and the evening will feature a video by Inez and Vinoodh, with a soundtrack by Anohni.   ELEMENTS OF STYLE—2017 APERTURE GALA, Monday, October […]

TORBJØRN RØDLAND AT SERPENTINE SACKLER

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TORBJØRN RØDLAND—THE TOUCH THAT MADE YOU, the artists’s first exhibition in the United Kingdom, brings together photographic works from the last twenty years as well as Rødland’s 2005 animated film 132 BPM. “Rødland’s approach to image-making – using analogue photography in mostly staged scenarios – draws attention to the constructed nature of the image, while leaving […]

CUBA IS

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The PST: LA/LA photography exhibition CUBA IS “goes beyond the folklore and offers new insight into its current reality… [featuring] subjects ranging from defiant youth known as Frikis to the hard-partying children of the 1%, the underground system of sharing digital content—El paquete—to Miami’s Chonga girls. “CUBA IS also includes archival images and work done on […]

PURPLE — 25 YEARS

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PURPLE—the magazine Elein Fleiss and Olivier Zahm started twenty-five years ago in Paris—celebrates its anniversary this fall with a “25 Years 25 Covers” edition. In the beginning there were several Purples—Purple Fiction, Purple Fashion, Purple Sexe, which eventually came together in one quarterly edition—but in 2004, PURPLE truly split in two, with Fleiss editing Purple […]

KIRSTEIN ON VAN VECHTEN

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“Carl Van Vechten made Harlem real to me…. [He] found the natural flair, the talent for rhythm and expressiveness, the joy, the fire, the murder, and the verbal accuracy in the vernacular in the day-to-day life….To us, Harlem was far more an arrondissement of Paris than a battleground of Greater New York. It was the Harlem […]

CORNELIA HEDIGER IN HAMBURG

Cornelia Hediger—born in Switzerland, based in New York City—and Dear Art Room in Hamburg present an exhibition of Hediger’s work, both her prints and hand-made collages, from her Doppelgänger and Puppenhaus series, as well as her potent Election 2016 piece, first published last November. “A woman in existentialist dialogue with herself. As soon as these stories shift […]