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Vince Aletti

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  • 10 years ago

    May 26, 1998 "State of emergency is where I want to be," Björk sang over and over in her encore at Hammerstein Ballroom last week, but that's just where she'd been for the previous hour and a half. Working her vocal range like a DJ scratching...

  • 10 years ago

    It makes a kind of crazy sense that two of the most important and enduring influences on visual culture since the '60s—Diane Arbus and Larry Clark—should have retrospectives in the city at the same time. Although both photographers are k...

  • 10 years ago

    This splendid survey of photographs from Germany and Austria opens in 1900 and cuts off in 1938 with the beginnings of World War II—a period "that prompted both radical aesthetic changes in the art of photography, as well as sociopolitical up...

  • 10 years ago

    Imagine a house whose roof has been removed without disturbing either the contents of the rooms or their occupants. Now imagine yourself hovering—birdlike, godlike, utterly invisible—just above those exposed chambers, able to peer in and...

  • 10 years ago

    "First Seen," subtitled "Photographs of the World's Peoples, 1840-1880," is a testament to the voracious appetite of photography's earliest practitioners—amateur and professional, anonymous and renowned. The invention of the camera prompted a...

  • 11 years ago

    Stephen Shore March 8-April 16 Edwynn Houk Gallery, 745 Fifth Ave, 212-750-7070. Before Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth, there was Stephen Shore, whose serenely handsome, utterly matter-of-fact views of the American streetscape and landscape at t...