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Jennie Ottinger at The Reading Room

While the exhibition looks unassuming, its intent is oddly ambitious: to make a case that for the sake of some kinds of meaningful communication, the post office and its mail system should be saved.
Jennie Ottinger at The Reading Room

Deborah Roberts: One and Many

To make political work without literally telling the viewer how he should think or feel is a tall order, yet Roberts pulls it off with empathy that is as ferocious as it is vulnerable.
Deborah Roberts: One and Many

Mario Testino at Dallas Contemporary

The wall text welcoming viewers to the exhibit begins with a quote from Testino where he states, “…when a country loses the connection between its history and its traditional dress, something truly precious is lost."
Mario Testino at Dallas Contemporary

Albert Alvarez’s Hard Times

During my years at SAMA, I marveled so many times as I witnessed Latino high school students with eyes glued to Alvarez's work. For many of them, it is their story too.
Albert Alvarez’s Hard Times

Until That Goodbye

The remains of sea urchins and lost vinyl LPs become memorials to lost signals, disappearing space probes, fading heartbeats in Dario Robleto’s installation at the Menil Collection.
Until That Goodbye

Artists! Get paid to do what you love.

You've just spent a week installing your show at a nonprofit art space and you realize that everyone helping you, from the director down to the part-time preparator and the gift shop clerk, is getting paid for his or her time, and you're not.
Artists! Get paid to do what you love.

STREET STUFF

The Houston Cinema Arts Festival explores street photography and its extensions in film and video.
STREET STUFF

The Next Pop in Art

Those who complain about the art world have some choices: 1) Accept things as they are and keep playing; 2) Collect your chips and in the words of Eric Cartman say, “Screw you guys, I’m going home,” or 3) Change the game.
The Next Pop in Art

Sarah Morris: 1972

The 1972 Games in Munich will forever be associated with the massacre of eleven Israeli athletes who were kidnapped and murdered by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September.
Sarah Morris: 1972