2011 Year in Review: Gallerina’s Second Annual Year-End Round-Up of Year-End Round-Ups : Slideshow

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

© 1996 Documentary Arts, Inc.
And in this photo essay, a few of my favorites. Starting with Alonzo Jordan's starkly beautiful photographs of the community of Jasper, Texas, at the International Center of Photography.
Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery
Christian Marclay's 'The Clock,' at Paula Cooper - a riveting look at time in film and in life over the course of 24 hours. It boggled the mind.
Moderna Museet, Stockholm © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Picasso's guitar collages at MoMA -- all part of an ongoing dialogue the artist was having with Georges Braque.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
De Kooning at MoMA - his extravagantly aggressive women are a tour de force.
Carolina A. Miranda
Living as Form, Creative's Time highly intriguing examination of art and social movements was the right exhibit for the right year. Above, Pedro Reyes' Palas por pistolas.'
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Whitney's crazy-weird 'Real/Surreal' offered a trippy look at their permanent collection. Above, George Tooker's 'The Subway,' from 1950.
Portland Museum of Art, Maine. © Bellows Trust
The Brooklyn Museum's 'Youth and Beauty' delighted the senses -- as in George Bellows' 1924 canvas, 'Two Women.'
The Jewish Museum, New York. © Estate of Jerome Liebling.
Radical Camera at the Jewish Museum provided an insightful view of politically minded photography. Again, excellent timing given the political climate. Jerome Liebling's 'Butterfly Boy' is seen above.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. ©AA Bronson, courtesy Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin
Hide/Seek at the Brooklyn Museum gave us a fresh lens with which to examine gender and sexuality in art. Seen above: AA Bronson's death portrait of Felix Partz.
Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce courtesy of Metropolitan Museum
Many art types had their feathers ruffled by the Alexander McQueen show at the Met. But his sculptural designs left me reeling.
Courtesy the Studio Museum in Harlem
Merton D. Simpson's 'Angry Young Man,' part of a fascinating exhibit devoted to artists of the Spiral Collective at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Courtesy the artist and, Moscow
At the New Museum, Ostalgia examined art from former Soviet Bloc countries. The results were raw and gripping. A photo by Nikolay Bakharev is seen here.


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