Photography in Brooklyn: The Williamsburg Workshop

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Seize the opportunity. Really. If you are a photographer—or just love photography—Jessica Murray’s photo workshops here in Williamsburg are not to be missed.

Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women’s Art in Poland

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In a 2001 installation at the Vespa gallery, a pioneering alternative contemporary art space in Gdnansk, Poland, Dorota Nieznalska exhibited “The Passion,” a giant metal cross suspended from the gallery’s ceiling onto which was projected a nude male torso.

The Madness of Ordinary Material

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In their landmark 1984 book, Order Out Of Chaos, Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers describe how, in unstable conditions, otherwise disparate and chaotic masses are capable of organizing themselves into coherent systems.

INCONVERSATION

BRUCE PEARSON with Chris Martin

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The Brooklyn Rail visited Bruce Pearson at his Williamsburg, Brooklyn studio on a rainy evening in early May. The studio is compact and efficient. 

A Tribute to Rudolph Burckhardt

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"One morning, a black kitten wandered in from next door, and turned out to belong to Bill de Kooning. Bill played Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Flamenco music, and Louis Armstrong very loud on his phonograph and talked about Picasso.

INCONVERSATION

The Seeing Word: An Interview with Robert Whitman

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Robert Whitman was born in New York City in 1935. He studied literature at Rutgers University from 1953 to 1957 and art history at Columbia University in 1958.

PHOTOJOURNAL

Safe & Sexy

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I began the project Safe & Sexy in San Francisco in 1999 and spent the spring of 2001 continuing the series in Sweden where I interviewed and photographed women between the ages of 15-85. I asked the women to choose two outfits, one in which they feel comfortable and safe and one in which they feel attractive and sexy.

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