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FotoFocus 2018 @ Hyperallergic

CINCINNATI — This year’s FotoFocus Biennial at the Taft Museum of Art kicked off with side-by-side surveys of works by American photographer Berenice Abbott and French photographer Eugène Atget. The pairing hinges on their chance connection while Abbott was Man Ray’s studio assistant. This encounter proved greatly significant to the emerging discipline of […]

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“The Yellow Lodge” at Public Pool @ Hyperallergic

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — In his 1996 essay on the premiere of David Lynch’s Lost Highway, David Foster Wallace offered the idea that “an academic definition of Lynchian might be that the term ‘refers to a particular kind of irony where the very macabre and the very mundane combine in such […]

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Sukkah + Detroit @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — For centuries, Christian holidays have been the undisputed champions of temporary outdoor decorative displays in the United States, with traditions ranging from the tasteful to the garish. But this week marks the beginning of the Jewish harvest festival period of Sukkot, which celebrates the completion of an intensive High […]

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FRONT: Oberlin @ Hyperallergic

OBERLIN, Ohio — While the primary hub of the inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art offered a diverse range of interactions with the city of Cleveland, the three-site offshoot of FRONT, based in the nearby college town of Oberlin, unified its offerings around the broader theme of architecture. […]

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