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Anwhere but This Place

To the editors: I wanted to set the record straight about my review of “Traveling,” the Felix Gonzalez-Torres exhibition at the Renaissance Society (October 21). Due to an editorial error, an untitled piece comprised of two stacks of posters bearing the phrases “Somewhere better than this place” and “Nowhere better than this place” was listed […]

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Politically Direct

FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES: TRAVELING at the Renaissance Society, through November 6 One of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s pieces at the Renaissance Society consists of two stacks of posters. In one stack the posters read “Somewhere better than this place”; those in the other stack say “Nowhere better than this place.” A gallery visitor can consider these two piles, […]

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24 Hours: Elegy

24 HOURS: ELEGY Jennifer Bartlett at Richard Gray Gallery, through May 6 I admire painters, especially these days. They show a healthy bad attitude by continuing to work in a medium the art-world cognoscenti have been administering last rites to for the past couple of decades. And among this never-say-die group, it’s hard to think […]

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Evidence of Wrongdoing

ZOE LEONARD, PHOTOGRAPHS at the Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago, through February 21 Several years ago, when I was traveling through the German Democratic Republic with a group of fellow students, someone in my group was severely reprimanded by officials for taking pictures in an area where such activity was prohibited. I still […]