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AGWF: a Brooklyn-based curatorial team

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By Rushern Baker in New Art on Wednesday 4 April 2012

AGWF is a Brooklyn-based curatorial team whose goal is to foster a dialogue between artists and transform the way people look at art in general. In a post-Occupy Wall Street world, they’re re-shaping the dialogue around art and politics.

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Dark installation art by Sam Vernon

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By Rushern Baker in New Art on Tuesday 3 April 2012

Sam Vernon is a close friend and a damn good installation artist. She’s dealing with some dark themes that are really interesting — racialization, historical memory and Black fiction. The way she uses the process of drawing and Xerox reproduction creates spaces that transcend reality.

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Abstract expressionistic paintings by Rushern Baker

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By Rushern Baker in New Art on Friday 2 March 2012

On my BlogSpot, I have photos of my work posted from 2009 to this year. The paintings range in scale and address the physcogeography of warfare, architectural space and ideals gone astray. I blend aspects of Soviet Constructivism and Abstract Expressionism to create tension on the pictorial plane.

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New online publication: Megazine Magazine

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By Rushern Baker in Cool Websites on Thursday 1 March 2012

MEGAZINE is a new online magazine founded by a group of Cooper Union grads. It blends blog, magazine and an alternate virtual reality. New artists are featured every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so stay on top of it.

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Remarkable hair braiding by Joanne Petit-Frere

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By Rushern Baker in New Design on Wednesday 29 February 2012

Joanne Petit-Frere has rediscovered a lost art often relegated to the 1990s: hair braiding. Her one-woman operation, Tresse Agoche, fuses architectural dimensions with soft, gravity defying shapes that make you wish you only had the confidence to be so bold.

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