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Gallerina

Datebook: July 1, 2010

Thursday, July 01, 2010

WNYC

A photographic exhibit devoted to female bodybuilders, an acerbic look at the life of Walt Disney and a gathering of Cuban contemporary works in Katonah. Your guide to what's happening now.

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Live/Work Made Legal

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Artist Rob Swainston knows what it's like to face eviction. For almost 13 years, he has been living illegally in a loft apartment on the 10th floor of an old pasta factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Even though about 200 people live in the towering waterfront building at 475 Kent Avenue, the owner does not have a certificate of occupancy and the residents have commercial leases.

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Studio 360 Examines Post-Apartheid Art in South Africa

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

With the World Cup heading into its final two weeks, all eyes are set on host nation South Africa. Sixteen years after the election of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid, it's an opportunity for South Africa to show the world the vibrant, multi-racial democracy it has become.

But for South African artists both white and black, the traumas of apartheid are never far away. From the Afrikaner novelist to the young black photographer, learning to cope with that past continues to shape the way they make art.

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MadeHERE Asks Artists How They Survive

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's never been easy to be a working artist. Now, a web-based project called MadeHERE asks how forty New York performing artists manage to pay rent, raise families and make art.

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Warhol: The Later Years

Friday, June 18, 2010

From 1977 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol wasn't just collecting friends through the revolving door of his Factory. He was making art with them.

The Brooklyn Museum's new exhibition, Andy Warhol: The Last Decade showcases Warhol's work with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring and other artists of the period.

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Gallerina

Datebook: June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

WNYC

Art among the tools at a Brooklyn hardware store, a Russian conceptualist takes on Ayn Rand, works from Andy Warhol's last decade and a gripping exhibit about our fragile environment. Your guide to what's happening now.

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Artists Exchange Creative Services for Healthcare

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Working artists in New York are twice as likely to be living without adequate health insurance as those who make their living by other means.  And after health care funding was slashed by $775 million dollars in the most recent state budget, it may be more urgent than ever for people who make a living through creative means to make their health care dollars stretch.

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WNYC's World Cup Culture Guide

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The World Cup isn’t just a soccer tournament – it’s an worldwide cultural happening. Find out about the best World Cup music, videos, art exhibitions, and books, right here.

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Gallerina

Work of Art: The Art Industry Makes It Through Season 1

Thursday, June 10, 2010

WNYC

If Bravo TV's fine art reality show, Work of Art, proved one thing—it's that all Bravo reality shows are inherently alike.

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Gallerina

Datebook: June 10, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

WNYC

Vintage photographs of New York in the '50s, art all along the 7 train, and a Puerto Rican-born artist gets a long overdue retrospective. Your guide to what's happening now.

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Gallerina

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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Posing With Miranda July: "Eleven Heavy Things" in Union Square Park

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

If all goes well, you're going to take a lot of pictures this summer.  Artist and filmmaker Miranda July would like to help you out.

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Louise Bourgeois, 98, Dies

Monday, May 31, 2010

Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women's deepest feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, died Monday, her studio's managing director said. She was 98.

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Gallerina

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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Gallerina

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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Stolen Pieces

Monday, May 24, 2010

Art world provocateurs Provac Eva and Franco Mattes exhibit chips, bits, and other little pieces of art masterpieces stolen from museums at Postmasters Gallery.

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Gallerina

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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Gallerina

Datebook: May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

WNYC

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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Gallerina

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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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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