Irin Mahaparn

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There's no law that says art museums have to be pretentious

A few days ago I got a chance to see an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago that brought into focus the power of curating art around primary human themes. "Van Gogh's Bedrooms" brought together approximately 36 of the Dutch artist's drawings, illustrated letters and paintings, culminating in …

African American museum designed with emotions in mind

By Peggy McGlone<p>, Reporter<p>They are heartbreakingly small, these rough-hewn iron shackles with openings that are just 21/2 inches in diameter. They are menacing, too, their five-pound bulk disturbingly heavy for the tiny wrists they confined. Despite their small size, they deliver a gut punch by …

Paris, New York, London, Dubai: history of the modern art market

For four days in January, it could be argued that London is the centre of the global market for contemporary art, thanks to the London Art Fair, open …

Might At The Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s big, new move into 20th-century art—propelled by Leonard Lauder’s recent $1 billion gift of 81 Cubist masterpieces—is altering the balance of power among New York’s biggest museums, a change compounded by the Whitney’s relocation downtown and the Museum of Modern …

Artist Addresses Racial Injustice, From 1700s Europe To Present Day America

Titus Kaphar doesn't quite turn absences into presences, but rather into something in between. His artwork conjures a space somewhere between here and gone, past and present, traditional and contemporary.<p>Somewhere between a cold crime scene investigator and a surgeon on the fritz, Kaphar turns …

Art

Can art still shock?

Is Grayson Perry right – can we no longer be outraged by art and literature? From Manet’s Olympia to Pussy Riot and Houellebecq, Adam Thirlwell presents a short history of shock<p>For a long time, I’ve been nostalgic for the era of shock. It’s with a certain fondness that I reflect on the crazed year …

Sculpture of War's Remembrance

<i>Photo courtesy of Yann Toma © 2014</i><p>Most monuments that commemorate the memory of war dwell on glory--glory won, glory lost, and the sacrifices made by the patriot sons.<p>As this year ends, a century after the beginning of The Great War (World War I), memorial ceremonies have sprouted like poppies …