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“Like I said earlier, it’s an animal thing. We’re inherently attracted to shiny, sparkly things. Our eyes are honed by millennia of evolution to see them. But as we become increasingly socialized, we’re taught to limit our appreciation for glitter… Why should what we’re naturally drawn to be conditioned out of us?” Margaret Carrigan interviews Lynda Benglis for Artnet News.

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June 5, 2018 Lynda Benglis Artist News Permalink

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Katy Donahue interviews Charles Gaines for Whitewall: “The idea behind this work is to bring the basic racist assumptions that underlie the critique of the concept into the light of day by arguing (through representation) that identity politics is an old concept that is part of a larger evolution of ideas that helped establish what it means to be human, what it means to be an individual, hence what it means to have an identity.”

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June 5, 2018 Charles Gaines Artist News Permalink

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“For me, it was like going home again,” Lynda Benglis says about her current exhibition (until 16 June) at Paula Cooper Gallery, where she first exhibited her work nearly 50 years ago. The Art Newspaper reviews Benglis’ current exhibition.

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May 25, 2018 Lynda Benglis Artist News Permalink

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Bruce Conner and Alan Shields are both included in “Outliers and American Vanguard Art” at the National Gallery of Art, January 28 – May 13, 2018. The exhibition will travel to the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (June 24–September 30, 2018) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (November 18, 2018–March 18, 2019).

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May 9, 2018 Bruce Conner Alan Shields Artist News Permalink

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Charles Gaines in Vulture’s “9 Art Shows to See This Week On and Off Frieze Island”: “If the spectacle of Fair week leaves you wanting art that’s put at the service of the mind, as Duchamp put it, this is one Chelsea show that will deliver some brain food.”

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May 1, 2018 Charles Gaines Artist News Permalink