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Wellesley College Students Want to Remove Tony Matelli’s ‘Disturbing’ Sleepwalker Sculpture

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Some students at Wellesley College, the all-women’s school in Massachusetts, don’t like the newest man on campus: a highly-realistic sculpture of a sleepwalker wearing underwear, The Boston Globe reports.  Tony Matelli, the New York-based artist who is represented by Marlborough Chelsea and who has previously exhibited with the gallery formerly known as Leo Koenig Inc., is currently the subject of an exhibition at the college’s Davis Museum. Read More

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When Is a Cat Not a Cat? When It’s a Sculpture

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Installation view of "Darren Bader: Images," 2012, at MoMA PS1

Right now, there are two burritos sitting on a windowsill in a gallery at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. About once a week, fresh burritos are brought in by a museum employee, and the old ones are discarded. Sometimes they are placed one on top of the other, and sometimes they are side by side. This is done in the name of art; chicken burrito, beef burrito is a sculpture by Darren Bader, part of his “Images” exhibition, which runs through May 14.

Though it sounds like a one-off prank, Mr. Bader’s burritos exemplify today’s most thrilling sculpture, which at the moment can be seen all over town, standing in stark contrast to the muscular, macho, hard-won objects of a John Chamberlain (whose Guggenheim retrospective is up through May 13). The new sculpture is deliriously playful, unstable (it changes over time: living, decomposing, collapsing, or threatening to) and frequently renewable. The readymade has returned in 21st-century rococo clothes, Duchamp’s legacy used for sinister, hallucinogenic and comical ends. Read More

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Richard Serra Debuts First Public Sculpture in Middle East

Mr. Serra. Courtesy Artsjournal.

The Museum of Islamic Art has a new 62-acre park on the waterfront of Doha, Qatar. Tonight, the park will make its debut in the company of Qatari emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatar Museums Authority chairperson Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Richard Serra, whose lack of an impressive title makes that list feel kind of anticlimactic. Read More