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Night Begins the Day @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

“An opportunity to…. wander through a modern-day experience of the sublime,” writes Maria Porges.

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Naomie Kremer @ San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

With video projected onto paintings, Kremer creates hybrids that feel animate.

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Pard Morrison @ Brian Gross

Using the language of hard-edge painting and architectural space, Morrison proves there’s more to be squeezed from Minimalism.

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J.M.W. Turner @ de Young

An exhibition of Turner’s late works captures the precise moment at which the radical subjectivity of Romanticism pivoted to Modernism. Mark Van Proyen reports.

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Venice Biennial (Pt. 2): 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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Photography and Inherited History in India @ SJMA

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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