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FOR DEREK WALCOTT

“What better way is there to memorialize a writer than to read what he has written and remember who he was in all those worlds of words he was brave and confident enough to imagine in the first place?” Hilton Als on Derek Walcott Join Elizabeth Alexander, Robert Antoni, Carolyn Forché, Lorna Goodison, Jamaica Kincaid, Karl […]

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ROBERT LONGO IN BROOKLYN

The Brooklyn Museum exhibition PROOF—FRANCISCO GOYA, SERGEI EISENSTEIN, ROBERT LONGO brings together drawings, etchings, and film—mostly black and white—by three artists who “witnessed a turbulent transition from one era to another and the profound repercussions of revolution, war, and civil unrest. Within a broad chronological framework, PROOF traces the historical lineage of a visual language and […]

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FATIH AKIN’S IN THE FADE

Diane Kruger lights up the screen with tour de force performance in IN THE FADE, Fatih Akin’s riveting look at modern Germany through the lens of immigration and right-wing terrorism. During the post-screening Q & A at the film’s November premiere at AFI Fest 2017, Kruger was a bit anxious about how the film would be […]

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RACHEL AMODEO’S WHAT ABOUT ME

At Jack Smith’s 1989 memorial service, director Rachel Amodeo and a group of friends put together a germ of an idea for WHAT ABOUT ME, her black-and-white, 16 mm, cinema vérité starring Amodeo as Lisa Napolitano, a homeless outcast who crosses paths—some of them through Tompkins Square Park—with Richard Edson, Nick Zedd, and Richard Hell. […]

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ENZO CUCCHI IN PARIS

Enzo Cucchi is back. Remembered as a key artist in Italy’s neo-expressionist Transavanguardia movement, and one of the “Three C’s”—along with Francesco Clemente and Sandro Chia— who took New York by storm in the 1970s and ’80s, Cucchi’s exhibition at Balice Hertling is his first Paris show in three decades.   ENZO CUCCHI, through February 3. BALICE HERTLING, 239 […]