Category Archives: Dada

Looking Back at Avant-Garde

Overheard at the Princeton University Art Museum: “It’s more conceptual than his usual stuff; there are no hanging things.” Robert Rauschenberg’s “Plank” is overpowering in size, and if you’re here in search of “hanging things” your eye may drift toward … Continue reading

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Master of Merz

Try this at home: Go out for a walk, gather up a few objects of detritus – say, a discarded key, unidentifiable metal disks, feathers, a paint can lid – and bring them home to combine with scraps of old … Continue reading

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Kiss of the Spiderwoman

We’re mourning the death of sculptor Louise Bourgeois, who this week died at the age of 98. Here’s what I wrote about her a few years ago, on the occasion of an exhibit at the Fabric Museum and Workshop in … Continue reading

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Going Nowhere

“Going Nowhere” is not the state I’m in, but the title of the installation, at left, by Princeton-based artist Frances Heinrich who is exhibiting Narrative Art: What Happened? at the Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, through May 1. … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light (Bulbs)

In the spirit of Marcel Duchamp and his “ready-mades,” Jasper Johns looked at everyday objects – the American flag, targets, numbers, an all-white canvas – in a new way. In Jasper Johns: Light Bulb, the Princeton University Art Museum explores … Continue reading

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