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Artist Josef Albers’ Colorforms at the Morgan

Written by Mario Naves on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Square600 Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper is exactly what we’ve come to expect from The Morgan Library: a precisely calibrated exhibition centered on a finite aesthetic compass, a specialist’s delight that nonetheless has tangible pleasures to offer the layman. It’s also a rare treat to witness Albers, that most pedantic of artists, let down his [&hellip
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The Blur of Modernism

Written by Mario Naves on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Our Town, West Side Spirit

blur From Japan to Sarah Sze The advent and subsequent triumph of modernism did much to diminish the role of narrative in the visual arts, insisting, as it did, that the exigencies of craft should take precedence over anything smacking of literature. But modernism is an historical blip—a significant blip, mind you, but a blip all [&hellip
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