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Art Club 2000, Untitled (Conran’s I) (1993), Courtesy of The New Museum

Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, on view now at The New Museum, is a look 20 years into the not-so-distant-past, using 1993 (and the works produced and shown within that calendar year) as a critical reflection point into recent art history and practice.
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This video provides you with a walkthrough of Outsider Art Fair 2013 in New York. The fair was founded by Sanford Smith in 1993 and features Outsider, Self-Taught and Folk Art. The first 15 years, the fair was held at New York’s Puck Building. Wide Open Arts, a company formed by art dealer Andrew Edlin relocated the Outsider Art Fair to Chelsea at the site of the former Dia Foundation. Among the participants are mainly galleries from the US, but there are also galleries from Brussels, Tokyo, Lausanne, and London. The 2013 edition ran from January 31 to February 3, 2013 at Center 548 in New York.

by ROBERTA SMITH
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A copper-engraved frontispiece showing Ferrante Imperato’s Wunderkammer is part of the “Rooms of Wonder” show.

A copper-engraved frontispiece showing Ferrante Imperato’s Wunderkammer is part of the “Rooms of Wonder” show.

Many exhibitions convey the propulsive force of human curiosity, but few manage to do so as engrossingly and with as much immediacy as“Rooms of Wonder: From Wunderkammer to Museum, 1599-1899,” a lavish repast of illustrated rare books and ephemera at the Grolier Club. The appetite for knowledge about foreign lands, unfamiliar animals and all the workings of the world — both natural and man-made — permeates this show, which delves into the origins of the modern museum.
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Visited yesterday the George Bellows show at Metropolitan Museum. It is a very interesting exhibition showing mostly the hard life in the first quarter of the 20th century – and it is very American. Partly Bellows seems to be the “father” of Francis Bacon – see the melting flesh of the two boxers above.

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Bernadette Corporation – 2000 Wasted Years (Installation View) (2012), courtesy Artists Space

Bernadette Corporation – Made In America (Issue 3) (2001), courtesy Artists Space

Over the past decade and a half, the loosely defined art collective of Bernadette Corporation has moved from underground fashion line and party promoter, to film producer, to editor and publisher of a variety of magazines, books and novels. It is currently based in New York as a collaborative with three principal members, Bernadette Van-Huy, John Kelsey and Antek Walczak. Challenging contemporary creative identities and consumer politics, the group has time and again subverted the traditional practices of art and art exhibition.
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Gallerist Andrea Rosen and artist Josephine Meckseper

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The 2012 Guggenheim International Gala took place Thursday, November 8th in celebration of Picasso: Black and White organized by Carmen Giménez. Guests were able to view artworks for the upcoming benefit auction at Sotheby’s on November 13-14th with lots by Gabriel Orozco, Georg Baselitz, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Prince, and James Turrell, among others. Funds raised at the gala and auction are in support of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.