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Art as Warning and Protest at The People’s Climate March


Images from the Climate March in New York (all images by Ben Pomeroy for Hyperallergic) On Tuesday, world leaders will convene at the United Nations to discuss all matters global warming at the UN Climate Summit.

Required Reading


A fantastic illustrated guide to NYC etiquette for out-of-towners and visitors from Nathan Pyle, you have to read all of it.

Weekend Words: Apple


Juan de Zurbarán, “Still-Life with Plate of Apples and Orange Blossom” (c. 1640), oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm.

The Collagist’s Hand: Afton Wilky’s “Textureechoes”


Afton Wilky’s Clarity Speaks of a Crystal Sea, including cover (right) (images via smallpressdistribution.tumblr.com and publisher) To immediately grasp the innovative nature of Afton Wilky’s debut volume Clarity Speaks of a Crystal Sea and to begin to appreciate its exploration of language’s materialities and its playful stretching of the conventions of the codex form, one need only consider its front cover.

Harriet Korman’s Chromatic and Linear Improvisations


Harriet Korman, ‘Untitled” (2012), oilstick on paper, 15 x 20 inches (all images courtesy of the artist and Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., NY) The key to Harriet Korman’s work is drawing.

In London, Showcases for Self-Taught Artists’ Works


Jack Bilbo, “Letzter Akt (Last Act)” (circa 1946), ink on paper, 11 1/2 x 10 2/5 inches, courtesy of the Jack Bilbo Estate and England & Co.

Keep Brooklyn Weird


Parquet Courts have been compared to Wire, Television, the Velvet Underground, the Modern Lovers, Sonic Youth, the Feelies, the Fall, Minor Threat, Flipper, Guided by Voices, Archers of Loaf, Silkworm, of course Pavement, and I could go on.

Memory and Regret: Jenny Holzer’s “Dust Paintings”


Jenny Holzer, “I was called” (2013), oil on linen, 58 x 44 x 1 1/2 inches (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) Is an exhibition ever too beautiful for its own good?

Annika Larsson’s Bodies Politic


Installation view, Annika Larsson, ‘Introduction’ (all images © Luis Felipe do Rosario and courtesy MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome unless otherwise noted) ROME — In Annika Larsson’s Introduction at the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO), the recent political unrest in Europe is cast between the historical and the personal, with two video works accompanying a vast arrangement of printed matter.

Seeing New York for the First Time


Some of Nana Kofi Acquah’s photography from Ghana (all images courtesy the artist, @africashowboy, and @everydayafrica) Photoville is a modular photo show in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The city’s largest photography exhibition, it attracts tens of thousands of visitors to its riverfront site beside Brooklyn Heights.

Brooklyn Book Festival Participants Sign Petition Denouncing Israeli Government Funding


Rain falls at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival (photo by Haruko16/Flickr) In response to the Israeli consulate’s sponsorship of a panel discussion at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Adalah-NY has released an open letter and petition denouncing the funding as a violation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Released earlier this afternoon, the petition has gathered around 300 signatories as of press time, among them 18 past and present Brooklyn Book Festival participants, including editors at Verso and Haymarket Books, and authors including Sarah Schulman and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts; New Yorker critic Sasha Frere-Jones has also signed.

Past, Present, and Future Feminism


The guest book on opening night of ‘Future Feminism’ at The Hole, September 11, 2014 (all photos by author for Hyperallergic) “Tenet 7: Advocate for feminine systems in all areas of governance.” One of the most important tools for helping feminism reach a wide audience in the 1960s and ’70s was the consciousness-raising (CR) group.

Images of Blindness in a Sighted World


Dale Layne repairs a computer at his home in Brooklyn. (All images courtesy of Gaia Squarci) When Dale Layne was growing up in Guyana, he never imagined he would one day be blind.

33 Museums and Cultural Institutions Offer Benefits to New NYC ID Holders


Mayor Bill de Blasio announces New York’s municipal ID program (still via NYC Mayor’s Office/Youtube) Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that holders of New York City’s newly-launched municipal identity card will be granted a year’s worth of privileges at 33 participating cultural institutions, including some of the city’s premier museums. The benefits program, which was first floated as a possibility by cultural affairs commissioner Tom Finkelpearl in July, will launch with the card itself in January 2015.

Art Movements


An “Inverted Jenny”, one of the world’s rarest stamps. The Mystic Stamp Company has offered a $100,000 reward for the return of two “jennies” stolen in 1955 (image via Wikimedia) Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world.

Hidden Art in a Chinatown Massage Parlor Subtly Confronts China’s Imbalances


Prune Nourry’s “Imbalance” installation in a Chinatown massage parlor (all photographs by the author for Hyperallergic) Something is amiss and slightly menacing in one of Manhattan’s numerous Chinatown massage parlors.

Worst.Press.Release.Ever: Luxury


Although we have yet to undertake a formal taxonomy of bad press releases, here at Hyperallergic we have discerned different kinds: there are the bad press releases that contain claims so exaggerated they make you question reality; there are those whose words are thrown together in an unpalatable salad; and then there are the ones that aren’t so much badly written as written for bad reasons — like, say, a half-day museum program organized to consider “the present and future of luxury crafts.” Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: “Luxury in Today’s Society: Between Excellence and Excess.” Hosted by the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), the institution that produced a luxury boutique exhibition about perfume, the “Luxury in Today’s Society” symposium will bring together “luxury brand CEOs and international academics” — partners in crime if ever I knew!

Getty Foundation Announces New Grants to Conserve Modern Architecture


The Salk Institute designed by Louis Kahn, one of the Keeping It Modern grantees (photograph by Jason Taellious, via Flickr) This week, the first awardees in the new Keeping It Modern grant initiative from the Getty Foundation were announced for 20th-century modernist architecture that requires long-term conservation planning.

An Artist-Turned-Drag Queen Reigns in Berlin


Chandelier Divine Brown (photo courtesy Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert) BERLIN — Fellas, I wanna know if I could talk to ya for just a minute.

Unsettling Psychic Photography from the 1930s


“A Psychic Figure,” from a series of lantern slides on “Psychic Photography From A New Angle” (via Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums) On May 15, 1934, a man named Mr.


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