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Weekend roundup

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  • In the Los Angeles Times, Steve Appleford catches up Catherine Opie — and with the new direction in her work. The bit about the $150,000 portfolio Opie gave to MOCA and what happened next is nothing short of astonishing.
  • Artinfo’s Ben Davis delivers on Wolfgang Laib’s installation at MoMA.
  • This story by Raleigh, NC’s WRAL-TV will leave you wondering if the North Carolina Museum of Art is run by a director or a developer. Just flat-out odd. [via]
  • Colin Dabkowski explains how an Albright-Knox residency and exhibition helped an artist — and a local contractor — address decline in Buffalo.
  • Good to see that Indianapolis Star columnist Erika D. Smith is still keeping up with Fred Wilson and the fiasco surrounding Wilson’s terminated E Pluribus Unum project. One thing she could have added: As the result of prolonged and repeated bungling by the Central Indiana Community Foundation , Indy didn’t just cost itself a significant work, it deprived America of the most interesting public art project proposed here in many years.
  • Roberta Smith raves about “Drawing Surrealism,” which has arrived at the Morgan Library from LACMA.
  • On the ARTnews website, Robin Cembalest writes about how ’60s protest art is working its way into institutional collections.
  • On this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast: Francis Alÿs is exhibiting REEL-UNREEL, the film he made for last year’s Documenta, alongside related paintings at New York’s David Zwirner gallery. He came on the program for the full hour. Download the show, subscribe on iTunesSoundCloudStitcherRSS. See images of works discussed on the program.
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