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Don’t Miss It! ‘LAT. 41° 7′ N., LONG. 72° 19′ W.’ at Martos in East Marion

Chris Martin, 'Dead Mother Returns #17,' 2013. (Photos by The New York Observer)

“LAT. 41° 7′ N., LONG. 72° 19′ W,” the massive group show that Bob Nickas has organized at Jose Martos’s new spread in East Marion, N.Y., has received no shortage of press since opening on July 13, but since it’s a little off the normal New York map, here’s a quick reminder that it closes this Monday, Sept. 2. This long weekend is your last chance to make the trip to the North Fork. It’s about a two-hour drive from Manhattan, but it’s well worth it. Read More


7 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before July 22

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WEDNESDAY | Opening: Stan VanDerBeek, "Writings, Drawings and Collages," at American Contemporary


Screening: “Maso et Miso Vont En Bateau,” at the Kitchen

Organized by Stéphanie Jeanjean and Alaina Claire Feldman around the themes of protest and satire, this two-day program, spanning Tuesday and Wednesday, features screenings of feminist videos made by radical pioneering French film collectives followed by discussions with artists and writers Elisabeth Subrin, K8 Hardy, Kate Millet, Georgia Sagri and Martha Wilson. The event aims to recognize the contribution of these collectives in the Western canon of media studies and feminism. A number of works will be making their English and American debuts. —Rozalia Jovanovic Read More


Bob Nickas on Today’s Art World

A postcard for a performance by Michael Smith at Electronic Arts Intermix. (Courtesy EAI)

Following in the tradition of its Ice Cream and Creamier books, Phaidon just recently released another hulking contemporary art survey. This one is called Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks—the works are selected by eight top-flight curators like Bice Curiger, Massimiliano Gioni and Okwui Enwezor. It’s a pleasurable anthology, with some nice quirks. But more on that another time. We just wanted to share this tiny excerpt from a roundtable discussion among the participants and Phaidon editor Craig Garrett. Read More