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Women Don’t Rock, Do They? @ Hyperallergic

Last week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art drew a little side-eye over their forthcoming exhibition, Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, a show dedicated to the iconic instruments of rock and roll — a beautiful and storied history that apparently includes no female participants besides St. Vincent. The […]

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The American Riad @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT—Many of us have joked at least once about having “first world problems,” with the implication being that people in places with weaker infrastructure have more serious worries. But this phrase ultimately reflects a certain kind of classism: it subtly reinforces notions of a global hierarchy in which developed nations provide […]

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Buscas Aún, Nos Buscas Lugar at Museo Textil de Oaxaca @ Hyperallergic

OAXACA, Mexico — In the introduction to her remarkable book High Static, Dead Lines, on “sonic spectres” and artifacts, curator Kristen Gallerneaux asserts: “Finding ways to allow our media to haunt us is crucial to understanding it.” Though Gallerneaux’s interest concerns unexplained audio phenomenology, she entertains the notion of “stone tape theory,” […]

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MOCAD’s Larry Ossei-Mensah interview @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Detroit’’s local scene has been abuzz with excited chatter, following the recent announcement that Larry Ossei-Mensah will fill the vacated Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator position at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Mensah brings prodigious and diverse experience to the appointment. He has been an independent […]

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To Dream Avant-Garde at Hammond Harkins Galleries @ Hyperallergic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — There are at least two schools of thought around notions of the avant-garde. One defines it narrowly as linked to the period of modernism in contemporary art, from the late 19th century into the mid-20th century, while another associates it more broadly by the earmark of vanguardism — that […]

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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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