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Carolina A. Miranda

Carolina A. Miranda appears in the following:

The Gallerina Guide to NYC's Ugliest Buildings

Thursday, June 03, 2010

WNYC

This week, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) unveils its latest Guide to New York, the must-have architectural bible that tracks -- block by block -- the city's significant structures. To celebrate the book's release (it's been a decade since the last update!), we combed through its 1,000-plus pages to come up with our own guide...to the city's 10 homeliest buildings.

Tell us what's on your list of NYC's ugliest buildings.

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Datebook: June 3, 2010

Thursday, June 03, 2010

WNYC

Artists open up their studios in Bushwick, a classical architect gets his due and a cheeky installationist remakes CBGB's bathroom...in Connecticut. Your guide to what's happening now.

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Marina Abramovic's Chocolate Lips

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

WNYC

Just when you thought the Marina Abramovic spectacle at the Museum of Modern Art couldn't get any kookier, you get a press release in your inbox announcing a cast of the artist's lips made of pure dark chocolate -- and embellished with a lipstick of edible gold.

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Louise Bourgeois, 1911-2010.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

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Louise Bourgeois, the diminutive French-born artist, who was renowned for her practically sinister abstract and figurative sculptures, has died in New York at the age of 98.

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I Wanna Wake Up In a Museum That Never Sleeps

Friday, May 28, 2010

There are a lot of places that you could find yourself in New York City at one o'clock in the morning. A museum isn't generally one of them.

But there I was on Wednesday night (or was it Thursday morning?), in the Whitney Museum's lobby, watching a not-so-usual museum public wander ...

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I Wanna Wake Up In a Museum That Never Sleeps

Thursday, May 27, 2010

WNYC

There are a lot of places that you could find yourself in New York City at one o'clock in the morning. A museum isn't generally one of them.

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Datebook: May 27, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

WNYC

The Whitney Museum takes over downtown, abstractions made of thread and paint, sculptures that look like battlestars and the art of Chatroulette. Your guide to what's happening now.

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The Meh Generation: 'Greater New York' at PS1

Sunday, May 23, 2010

WNYC

If Greater New York, the broad survey of contemporary art at PS1 reveals anything about the state of our culture, it's that we're wallowing in a heavy malaise.

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Datebook: May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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An analysis of Star Wars as a relic of the Cold War, emerging artistic talents in Queens, art about foreclosures and the hallucinatory paintings of Monet's later years. Your guide to what's happening now.

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At MAD: Cutting Edge Custom Bikes

Friday, May 14, 2010

WNYC

Hand-tooled leather seats. Shining stainless steel bodies. Bold, chunky tires. The Museum of Arts & Design has turned me on to a fetish I never knew I had: a covetous lust for custom bicycles.

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Off the Street and Into the Galleries

Thursday, May 13, 2010

WNYC

For years now, street art and graffiti have become increasingly mainstream -- and Shepard Fairey's shiny solo exhibit at Deitch Projects in SoHo is certainly evidence of that -- but plenty of smaller galleries around the city still channel the art form's edgy roots.

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Datebook

Thursday, May 13, 2010

WNYC

Out-of-this-world design, room-sized art installations that channel a Vegas bordello and handmade bikes. Your guide to what's happening in the arts.

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By the Numbers: The New Museum's "Skin Fruit."

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

When the controversy surrounding the Jeff Koons-curated "Skin Fruit" bubbled to the surface last November, New Museum director Lisa Phillips told The New York Times that the exhibit would provide New Yorkers with a unique opportunity to see a prized art collection from abroad -- the implication being that the show would consist of little-seen artists and/or works. "We think the public will be the beneficiaries of Dakis's very generous agreement to allow works from his foundation to cross the ocean," she said at the time.

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Troubled: "Skin Fruit" at the New Museum

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Last fall, when the New Museum announced it would show the private collection of its trustee Dakis Joannou -- and that this show would be curated by the collector's friend, artist Jeff Koons -- all manner of debate emerged about the propriety of the exhibit. (It started with a post by blogger James Wagner last September, turned into a full brouhaha with artist William Powhida's "Brooklyn Rail" cover in November, before being picked up by The New York Times ten days later. Since then, it's made for regular, reliable blogger fodder. Full disclosure: I've been critical of the show on my own blog.)

Now that the exhibit is up, the burning question is: Was it worth the controversy? The answer, in my book, would be: No.

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Exhibitionist Exhibits

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

WNYC Arts & Culture contributor Carolina Miranda describes the many live nudes in performance art around the city and the city's reaction to them.

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Touring Brooklyn's Lost Subway Tunnel

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just a few feet below the surface of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn lies the world's first subterranean railway tunnel. Watch the video.

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Participate In Our Whitney Biennial Twitter Tour

Monday, March 22, 2010

We've selected our social media-addled participants. Find out who made the cut.

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Join the WhiBi Twitter Tour

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Join WNYC and the Whitney Museum of American Art for an exclusive Twitter tour of the Whitney Biennial. WNYC is teaming up with the Whitney Museum to offer a private, curator-led tour of 2010, the Whitney Biennial, on Tuesday, March 23rd.

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Asceticism as Art: Sitting in Silence with Marina Abramovic

Friday, March 12, 2010

Serbia-born performance artist Marina Abramovic is renowned for her works of physical endurance and mutilation. She has plunged a knife between her fingers at high speeds, brushed her hair until her scalp bled and taken pills that induced seizures -- all in the name of art.

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Armory Week: Get Ready for an Art Glut

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Art dealers, blue chip collectors, artists, art press, art hangers-on and lots of people decked out in totally bizarre outfits have all descended on Manhattan for the annual extravaganza of art shopping known as Armory Week. There are more than a dozen fairs that run through the weekend -- including Pulse, Scope and Volta -- but the Mack Daddy of them all is the venerable Armory Show, a sprawling arrangement of 285 exhibitors spread out over two piers on the west side of Manhattan.

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