The Art Machine’s Round-Up

lewitt-640How to Talk About Art Sol LeWitt (#H2TAA)

Even as we speak, Paula Cooper Gallery awaits the tongue-tied public with sparse echoing rooms that play host to some very sober ghosts of breakthroughs past. Focusing on LeWitt’s “Wall Drawing #564,” which has not been exhibited since it was presented at the 1988 Venice Biennale, the show is as dry as the perms of that same year, and just as serious!

Sol LeWitt: Selected Works
Paula Cooper Gallery
534 W 21st Street, Chelsea
through October 12

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ida-kar_bridget-riley-portrait-300x300Art + Fashion. A Love/Hate Story

Back in the long-long ago the fine art market used to address commerce the way a fine lady addressed flatulence: it was to be contained and kept far from social gatherings —and it was never, ever to be spoken of. But that was then and this is now, though flatulence still waits odiferously in the wings, commerce is unabashedly mingling with the guests.

When did this social revolution begin?

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The Sovereignty of the White Cube

There was a good deal of shrugging and a lot of dismissal when galleryIntell asked art world professionals what they thought about the so-called “Stieglitz model” – sparse spaces with a sprinkling of art installed on expansive white walls, a.k.a. the white cube galleries. “Nobody’s married to it,” some said; “I’ve done it this way and that,” said others—and “Why are we still talking about this?” yet others asked.

Answer: because the huge, spare, white walled, grey-floored gallery remains ubiquitous.

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On Art and the Ottoman, the Sofa, and the Drapes

At issue: if your Louise Bourgeois must not be affected by lighting or space, but rather, exist outside of it, beatified, and pure, then just how are you supposed to place it in the foyer? What window treatment goes best with reverence? And do we really spit in the bespectacled eye of good taste when we choose a Jean Arp for it’s keen blues and yellows that command a brightly painted and furnished dining area?

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photo copy 3Current Exhibitions in New York

Escape into Jean Dubuffet‘s “Excursions en no man’s space“
Pace Gallery 32 EAST 57TH STREET
Sept 10 to Oct 26, 2013
Draw a blank, or something near that at Gagosian Gallery!
Edmund de Waal: Atemvenwende at Gagosian Gallery 980 Madison Avenue
Sept 12- Oct 19, 2013

Celebrate The Cloisters’ 75th anniversary!
Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet at The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tyron Park
Sept 10- Dec 8, 2013

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