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The NPG’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition until the 23rd February

By K. Mitchell Snow Laments over the demise of the “traditional” portrait have been penned at least since the days my great-grandfather sat before a camera, head held firmly in a brace to prevent him from moving, in the makeshift studio of an itinerant photographer.  These complaints have come to nothing. Rather than destroy portraiture, […]

Rineke Dijkstra at the Guggenheim til the 8th October

Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective currently at the Guggenheim Museum in New York opens with the portrait series that brought her more widely to the attention of the art world, the Beach Portraits (1992-2002). These large-scale photographs of adolescent bathers, like much of Dijkstra’s work, appear fairly straightforward and innocuous. The curators—SF MOMA’s Sandra Philips and […]

Ends of the Earth at MOCA Geffen until the 3rd Sept

A sprawling show—both literally and figuratively—Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 is the first-ever major museum survey of the Earth or Land art movement, now showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles’ Geffen Contemporary. Make no mistake, this highly significant exhibition comes at a critical moment. Also recognized as Environmental art, […]

Suprasensorial and Doug Aitken Song\1 at the Hirshhorn Museum until the 13th May 2012

By Richard P. Townsend It made sense that the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles’ super exhibition Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space came to the nation’s capital. Richard Koshalek, former MOCA Los Angeles director, brought the well received work of his talented longtime curator Alma Ruiz to his new institution.  Furthermore, the Hirshhorn […]