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OY Forever!

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(from this week’s editorial) artcritical backs the call to make OY/YO, the public sculpture by Deborah Kass, a permanent feature of the DUMBO riverbank. The work, commissioned by Two Trees Management Company, is scheduled to remain on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park through August 2016. We support making it permanent for the excellent reasons given by artist Marina Adams…


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Water Rising: Garth Evans and Leila Philip

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As part of its Poetry for Art series, artcritical is honored to present three poems and watercolors extracted from Water Rising from New Rivers Press.  For optimal viewing, please click on the first page and view the book as a slide show. Click here for a description of the project and artist/author details. Please note that the layout…


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Video Promo for March 13

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Ron Padgett and Bertrand Dorny: What Happened to the Renaissance

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As part of its Poetry for Art series, artcritical presents for the first time on the web a facsimile of What Happened to the Renaissance, words by Ron Padgett, images by Bertrand Dorny, published in Paris in 2012.  For optimal viewing, please click on the first page and view the book as a slide show.    …


Jane Joseph, Thistle, 2001. Drypoint, 13.9 x 9.7 cm. Courtesy of the Artist

Michael Heller & Jane Joseph

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Michael Heller WITHIN THE OPEN LANDSCAPES words for the etchings of Jane Joseph Jane Joseph, Footbridge, 1986. Etching, 13 x 19.9 cm. Courtesy of the Artist . 1.  Doesn’t the picture say no room in this world for anything more? If you desire to add something, you must begin again and make your own world,…


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Before You Go: Charles Bernstein and Susan Bee

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Scroll right to see all four images; poem in full is published below. Before You Go Thoughts inanimate, stumbled, spare, before you go. Folded memories, tinctured with despair, before you go. Two lakes inside a jar, before you go. Flame illumines fitful lie, before you go. Furtive then morrow, nevering now, before you go. Lacerating…


Paolo and Francesca: Bill Berkson and Oona Ratcliffe

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Paolo and Francesca after Dante Alighieri, from Canto 5, second circle Inferno, “La Bufera” – the whirlwind where souls reside whose reason was overwhelmed by desire. Smitten, I began: “Poet, I would speak with that pair who go so lightly there together on the wind.” And he said: “You will see when they come a…


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