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Culture, Art Outsiders: A New Exhibit Pulls Back the Shroud a Reclusive Artist Kept Over Her Photographs

Outsiders: A New Exhibit Pulls Back the Shroud a Reclusive Artist Kept Over Her Photographs

In the fall of 1972, the landlord of a Chicago apartment building entered the second-floor room of an elderly tenant named Henry Darger. Recently hospitalized, Darger was a recluse who had worked much of his life as a custodian and…
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Calendar, Night&Day "Dear Catastrophe"

"Dear Catastrophe"

Stranger things than usual are afoot in the Artists' Television Access window display. Stephanie Mansolf has installed a diorama, complete with glowing clouds, tinfoil-capped mountains, and Victorian treehouses, that looks like a San Francisco ski village designed by Henry Darger.…
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Culture, Artcap

Stephanie Mansolf, "Dear Catastrophe"

Stranger things than usual are afoot in the Artists' Television Access window display. Stephanie Mansolf has installed a diorama, complete with glowing clouds, tinfoil-capped mountains, and Victorian treehouses, that looks like a San Francisco ski village designed by Henry Darger.…
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Calendar, Night&Day An Animated Holiday

An Animated Holiday

In Geoff Adams’ short film Birdbeat: fugue, a group of cheeky little songbirds is intimidated throughout their meal by a big, overbearing blackbird. If this sounds a little too much like holidays at home, shake it off at the Holiday…
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Film, FilmCap

XXY

On the remote Uruguayan seaside, Alex's parents have sequestered their daughter away, hoping to keep her secret hidden from the world. That secret is a "difference," betrayed in Alex's sketchbook of Henry Darger–esque hermaphrodites: S/he is intersexed, gender unarticulated at…
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Culture, Art Beyond Pottery Barn

Beyond Pottery Barn

Something is seriously wrong with ceramics. At least, the fine-arts world thinks so. Consistently dogged by the "better" galleries, the medium is stuck in perpetual stepchild status. Ceramics is women's work. Pottery is too practical. It's craft, not art, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 Are your friends worthless? Sure, they make you laugh and drive you to the airport, but think of all the things you could be doing instead of hanging out with them week in and week out.…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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Music,

The House of Tudor

In Scotland, there is no holiday more important, or dire, than Hogmanay. We're talking Scots drunk on glug (an unhealthy combination of fruit, red wine, and vodka), eating haggis (a more unhealthy combination of lung, liver, and heart shoved into…
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