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56th Venice Biennial (Part 2): National Pavilions & Collateral Exhibitions

Part 2 of Mark Van Proyen’s review.

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The 56th Venice Biennial (Part 1): All of the World’s Futures

Okwui Enwezor’s Biennale gestures toward a world in crisis. Mark Van Proyen reports.

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Todd Hido @ Casemore Kirkeby

A painterly, Lynchian view of suburbia, replete with tawdry overtones.

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Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India @ San Jose Museum of Art

A brilliant reevaluation of India’s photographic history, from the Colonial era to the present.

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Tom Marioni @ b. sakata garo

Marioni, a painter? Not to worry. It’s a shtick — a good one.

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Phillip Maisel @ Gregory Lind

His photos of assemblages encourage contemplative, analytical engagement, placing viewers at the edge of confusion.

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Retrospective: the Paule Anglim Memorial Exhibition

A sampling from a massively influential career and, quite possibly, the most important show you’ll see in 2015.

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Sam Perry @ Sanchez Art Center

Perry’s sculpture harks to a time when Bay Area artists were drawing as much inspiration from craft as from European Modernism.

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Yisrael K. Feldscott @ b. sakata garo

His electrifying Neo-Expressionist paintings delve the psychological aspects of global conflict.

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Doug Hall @ SFAI

“The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described” forces us to feel the terrible power of technology, a power usually concealed behind friendly veneers.

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