(via Cairo Policy Journal Delves Into Art and Politics)
The summer issue of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs mingles various aspects of the political ferment in the so-called Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with the world of art and aesthetics. Though the quarterly journal, published by the American University in Cairo, typically tackles more policy-oriented fare, the issue is compelling, and features a balanced selection of contributions ranging from a sedate and comprehensive essay by David Joselit on art’s role in (civil) society to a manifesto from the outspoken Egyptian artist Ganzeer.
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(via Cairo Policy Journal Delves Into Art and Politics)

The summer issue of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs mingles various aspects of the political ferment in the so-called Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with the world of art and aesthetics. Though the quarterly journal, published by the American University in Cairo, typically tackles more policy-oriented fare, the issue is compelling, and features a balanced selection of contributions ranging from a sedate and comprehensive essay by David Joselit on art’s role in (civil) society to a manifesto from the outspoken Egyptian artist Ganzeer.

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(via ArtRx NYC)
This week is all about transporting yourself. If you want to explore some psychedelic shamanism, then I suggest you attend the MoMA PopRally Sigmar Polke event this Wednesday night. If you want to get away for the weekend, then check out Hyperallergic’s great day trip to the Hamptons. But if you’d rather stay in the five boroughs, then there’s still so much, including a hip hop show at Gavin Brown Enterprises, experimental short films at Lisa Cooley Gallery, and an Ai Weiwei program at the Brooklyn Museum.
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(via ArtRx NYC)

This week is all about transporting yourself. If you want to explore some psychedelic shamanism, then I suggest you attend the MoMA PopRally Sigmar Polke event this Wednesday night. If you want to get away for the weekend, then check out Hyperallergic’s great day trip to the Hamptons. But if you’d rather stay in the five boroughs, then there’s still so much, including a hip hop show at Gavin Brown Enterprises, experimental short films at Lisa Cooley Gallery, and an Ai Weiwei program at the Brooklyn Museum.

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(via The Unstable Art of Pattern Recognition)
Fixed Unknowns, the current exhibition on the upper level of Tribeca’s Taymour Grahne Gallery, breeds constant questioning of the image before the eyes. The group show featuring works by Hannah Whitaker, Shirana Shabazi, and Kamrooz Aram embraces the unstable, seeking to topple the stasis of the two-dimensional plane.
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(via The Unstable Art of Pattern Recognition)

Fixed Unknowns, the current exhibition on the upper level of Tribeca’s Taymour Grahne Gallery, breeds constant questioning of the image before the eyes. The group show featuring works by Hannah Whitaker, Shirana Shabazi, and Kamrooz Aram embraces the unstable, seeking to topple the stasis of the two-dimensional plane.

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(via The Vivian Maier “Discovery” Is More Complicated Than We Thought)
Finding Vivian Maier, the documentary about the nanny who’s gained incredible posthumous fame for her previously unseen work as a photographer, was released this past weekend in the UK. But in addition to garnering reviews, it’s also bringing a longstanding but little-covered conflict over Maier’s work and archive to light. The film’s release has “fuelled a row between the men whose accidental discovery of her work … led to Maier belatedly coming to the world’s attention and garnering a posthumous reputation on a par with Henri Cartier-Bresson,” the Independent reported.
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(via The Vivian Maier “Discovery” Is More Complicated Than We Thought)

Finding Vivian Maier, the documentary about the nanny who’s gained incredible posthumous fame for her previously unseen work as a photographer, was released this past weekend in the UK. But in addition to garnering reviews, it’s also bringing a longstanding but little-covered conflict over Maier’s work and archive to light. The film’s release has “fuelled a row between the men whose accidental discovery of her work … led to Maier belatedly coming to the world’s attention and garnering a posthumous reputation on a par with Henri Cartier-Bresson,” the Independent reported.

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