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Yoshi and Tashi Wada at Issue Project Room, performance view. Left to Right: David Watson on bagpipes, Yoshi Wada, and Tashi Wada at electronics and organ. Photograph by Bradley Buehring, courtesy of Issue Project Room.
A performance of drone and minimal music for the body and head. ...
 
Five more peformances September 24 and 25 ...
 
Anna Stave (as "Girl On Street") and Steven C. Stewart (as "Paul Baker") in EVERYTHING IS FINE! Photo: David Brothers
Enfant terrible actor/director screens his movies with slideshows and Q&As at the IFC ...
 


Pablo Bronstein, The Museum Nearing Completion as Seen from Fourth Avenue 2009. Ink on paper, 44-7/8 x 138 inches (114 x 350 cm). images courtesy the artist, Herald St., London

Pablo Bronstein at the Met, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Bronstein appears to want to draw classical buildings as though he were at work in a perpetual ancient regime.


Members of the Brentano String Quartet and soprano Susan Narucki in a performance shot of the concert under review, courtesy the Miller Theatre.

The Blue Rider in Performance at the Miller Theatre, Columbia University


“Black has an inner sound of nothingness bereft of all possibilities…”
— Vasily Kandinsky, On the Spiritual in Art (1910)


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The Painter Sam Francis, a film by Jeffrey Perkins


‘The Painter Sam Francis’ 85 minutes Shot on 16mm, Super 8, Hi-8, DV ©2008 Body and Soul Productions Showing at Anthology Film Archives, New York, through September 17 The film biography “The Painter Sam Francis” might be better called “What Happened to Sam Francis?” It reinforces all the standard cliché’s of the outsized artist’s life….


Ariane Lopez-Huici, Priscille, 2009. Gelatin print, 24 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

A TOPICAL PICK FROM THE ARCHIVES: Ariane Lopez-Huici


A film review from 2009 coincides with the artist’s show at Hionas Gallery


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Brooklyn DIY: A Story of Williamsburg Art Scene 1987-2007 directed by Martin Ramocki


In Julian Schnabel’s film Basquiat, the title character, exemplar of the flameout credo of the East Village, is assisting an artist-installer at the Mary Boone Gallery.  This mediocrity, played by Willem Da Foe, attempts to counsel the hero about the benefits of a reliable day job.  Basquiat replies that someday he would show on those very…


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Alex Mcquilkin: Joan of Arc at Marvelli


Alex Mcquilkin’s new two-screen projection film is ironic, sincere, casual, rigorous, knowing, adolescent, narcissistic, and emotionally generous. It is a small masterpiece about another masterpiece.