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A Review of Femininities: Guy Bourdin at Maison Chloé, Paris

The exhibition pairs archival pieces with shoots by Guy Bourdin, the photographer who photographed Chloé the most. This past Sunday, in the midst of Paris’s busy Couture Week, the French luxury fashion house Chloé unveiled its new cultural space, the Maison Chloé. The beautifully restored, multifunctional Belle-Époque building houses the brand’s archives and showrooms, but four of its five stories are dedicated to a public exhibition space, which was inaugurated this past weekend with the show “Femininities—Guy Bourdin.”

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A Review of the Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, Moscow

Russia, newly fearsome and obscure, is very much in the news, but not for reasons that invite open cultural exchange. America’s Cold War adversary for four frosty decades, Russia—then called the Soviet Union—underwent a brief glasnost, or period of transparency during the late 1980s and early 1990s. What followed afterwards was its polar opposite. To borrow a phrase from William Styron, today the largest country on earth exemplifies the idea of darkness visible.

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A Review of the Kader Attia exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, New York

According to the dictionary an oxymoron is a figure of speech in which seemingly contradictory terms are syntactically conjoined, like the words “alternative” and “facts,” often to ridiculous effect. The French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, has explored similarly strange juxtapositions in his latest multimedia exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, a gallery on the Lower East Side. In a video installation titled Reason’s Oxymorons,

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A Review of Cy Twombly's Retrospective at Centre Pompidou, Paris

As first published on Artnet, written by Sarah Hyde. The major exhibition “Cy Twombly” opened this month at Centre Pompidou with 140 works of art, including drawings, sculptures, paintings, and photographs that have been thoughtfully brought together by curator Jonas Storsve. The hanging of the exhibition is broadly chronological, and blissfully uncrowded; visitors would be advised to allow plenty of time to fully experience the works included.

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An Interview with the British Artist Jack Penny in his Studio in Hampstead, London.

The British painter Jack Penny and I met when I was sitting for a portrait by his artistic partner. A modern polymath, Jack is a trained skipper, skateboard and artist. Found at his easel in a French ‘blue de travail’ jacket and matching cap, he is now based in North London. With a background in illustration, Jack works from the imagination to create images fuelled by spontaneity and fluidity...

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