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Culture, Art Photo Negative: Two Exhibits Reconsider Historic Images

Photo Negative: Two Exhibits Reconsider Historic Images

From a distance, Amy Trachtenberg's Stripes/Sutras looks like marbled paper — the kind with luminous swirls that you'd find inside a 19th-century book about English grammar. Look closer, though: One section of Stripes/Sutras has the head of an Iraqi man.…
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Calendar, Night&Day "Another Form of Thinking" Captured

"Another Form of Thinking" Captured

Countless documentaries have feebly attempted to probe and illuminate the creative process (the phrase "dancing about architecture" springs to mind), and even Dresden-born visual artist Gerhard Richter — an 80-year-old master of many brush styles and ideas, from photorealistic portraiture…
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News, Sucka Free City

Drawing Restraint

"I wish we'd smoked pot," one art student whispered to his companion as the class of San Francisco Art Institute grad students filed into the back entrance of SFMOMA last week. The class (and one tag-along writer) was on a…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

In this time of great political peril, the music industry is simply not doing its part. Consider the slew of politically minded documentaries that were released last year, and now try to find their corollaries in the music world. There…
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