Articles by Merrily Kerr

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What’s so great about…

What’s so great about…

Hello again and goodbye for now, Art21 blogging community. As a guest blogger for the past couple of weeks, I’ve loved sharing thoughts on contemporary art in New York City …

Trenton Doyle Hancock in Chelsea (with video!)

Trenton Doyle Hancock in Chelsea (with video!)

At last! An update from Art:21 Season 2 artist Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Lower Realm has reached us in Chelsea. Hancock recently opened a new chapter in his ongoing saga of the war …

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Perfect Strangers – Man or Beast?

Perfect Strangers – Man or Beast?

Surely one of the stranger sights in the Chelsea galleries this month is the running coyote pack in the window of Claire Oliver Gallery. In sculptor Kate Clark’s first New …

24th Street Showdown: Cindy Sherman v. Richard Prince

24th Street Showdown: Cindy Sherman v. Richard Prince

Score a victory for female artists in Chelsea galleries this month. Women are still routinely underrepresented in museum collections (see Jerry Saltz’s debate-sparking tally of MoMA’s permanent collection), but not …

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The Obamas arrive at the New Museum

The Obamas arrive at the New Museum

Two big attractions of the season—Carsten Höller’s hotel room and Pipilotti Rist’s video (see my Dec. 2 and 3 posts)—occupy a serious amount of space in their respective museums. A …

Installation view of Pipilotti Rist's Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters) at The Museum of Modern Art, Multichannel video projection (color, sound), projector enclosures, circular seating element, carpet, 2008, courtesy the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Hauser & Wirth Zürich London.

MoMA’s Womb

MoMA’s Womb

The ‘wow factor’ in Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist’s buzz-generating new video installation in the Museum of Modern Art’s atrium is huge. Featuring fields of flowers, Pour Your Body Out (7534 …

Carsten Höller, Revolving Hotel Room, Wood, leather, silk, feathers, cotton, horse hair, latex, lightbulbs, fluorescent lamps, mirrored glass, acrylic glass, metal, and motor, 2008, Courtesy of Esther Schipper, Berlin and Gagosian Gallery, in cooperation with the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria

Bedding Down at the Guggenheim

Bedding Down at the Guggenheim

Spending the night in a museum is a childhood fantasy that would seem to better suit the crowded treasure troves of the Metropolitan Museum of Art than the more Spartan …

Let’s Tour!

Let’s Tour!

‘Tis the season to get out and about and New York’s museums and galleries are perfect places to meet up with friends or enjoy a little downtime in the holiday …