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“Greater New York 2005”

IT HAS BECOME A COMMONPLACE TO SAY THAT New York is no longer hospitable to artists, that Chelsea is a sort of Potemkin village fronting for a city whose economic realities make it increasingly difficult to keep a practice going, and whose Disneyfied ambiance provides diminishing incentive to try. For the second time in five years, a team of curators from affiliated institutions P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center and the Museum of Modern Art has set itself the task of marshaling evidence for the counterargument. From March 13 through September 26, “Greater New York 2005,” the successor to 2000’s “Greater New York: New Art in New York Now” will fill P.S. 1 with the work of between one hundred and two hundred artists based in and around the city. The selection committee—comprised of P.S. 1’s Alanna Heiss, Bob Nickas, and Amy Smith-Stewart and MoMA’s Gary Garrels, Glenn Lowry, and Ann Temkin,

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