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January 2020

All posts published in January 2020

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Requiem for a Dream

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I have covered many stories that marked me over the past 40 years, in war zones and outside them, but none that has affected me as personally as Britain’s exit from the European Union. Brexit Day, now upon us, feels like the end of hope, a moral collapse, a se... More »

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The Installations and Sculptures of Rob Voerman

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Rob Voerman’s massive installations and sculptures examine issues of wealth, climate change, and poverty—and where our current behaviors may take us. Projects like “The Exchange” posit that the only way to save natural resources is to tether it to currency.E... More »

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The Photography and Sculptures of Mari Katayama

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Mari Katayama’s photography uses her own body as one of her materials. Born with a rare congenital disorder, the artist had her legs amputated as a child, and at times, her sculptural work emulates the features of her body that the condition caused. The result... More »

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Will Someone Break Out of Iowa Who Can Trounce Trump? Anyone?

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And now, all eyes turn to Iowa.O.K., we don’t really need to say that. Feels as if all eyes have been on Iowa forever. Right now, the little state in the middle of the country has more political punch than the United States Senate. Plus no Mitch McConnell. Wha... More »

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The Future of American Politics

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Men and women are primarily motivated by self-interest. No other partial truth has done as much damage as this one.If you base your political and social systems on the idea that the autonomous self-interested individual is the basic unit of society, then you w... More »

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The Future of American Politics

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Men and women are primarily motivated by self-interest. No other partial truth has done as much damage as this one.If you base your political and social systems on the idea that the autonomous self-interested individual is the basic unit of society, then you w... More »

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The Dark Surrealist Paintings of Fred Laverne

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Tattoo artist, painter, and sculptor Fred Laverne has a dark surrealist sensibility, blending in odes to pop culture and pulp tropes into his work. The artist resides in Menton, France, and has garnered a reputation in both tattooing and fine arts, practices h... More »

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Telmo Miel Brings Collaborative Paintings to Thinkspace

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Telmo Miel, the artist duo consisting of Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann, brings their surreal, distinct collaborative work to Thinkspace Projects with a new show. “Encounters,” opening on February 1, offers several pieces created over the past year. The duo l... More »

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The Oil Paintings of Reza Bahmani

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Reza Bahmani’s oil paintings, with each’s distinctive texture and scale, carry a distinct intimacy. In his recent show at Saless Gallery an accompanying score that required the use of headphones further beckoned viewers to focus on the massive portraits.His ... More »

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The Murals and Paintings of Luca Ledda

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Luca Ledda’s surreal works deal with both our conception of the world and our consumption of its resources. The Turin artist offers these scenes in murals and gallery work across the globe. Recent projects include pieces in Belgium, Mexico, Bosnia, and beyond.... More »

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Game of Shrooms 2020 Arrives in June

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Game of Shrooms 2020 is coming! There’s less than five months until Game of Shrooms: Join artists and art hunters all over the world again on June 13, and follow the hashtags #gameofshrooms and #Shroomdrop on Instagram for previews from your favorite artists i... More »

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Is Trump Bibi’s Chump?

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TEL AVIV — Given the timing of the release on Tuesday of President Trump’s Middle East peace plan, I have to begin by asking: Is this plan about two states for two peoples or is it about one diversion for two dirty leaders?It sure feels like the latter. After ... More »

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