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Win Knowlton

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

This exhibition revived the Museum of Modern Art’s “Projects” series, which ran from 1971 to 1982. Its point is to introduce the public to the work of relatively unknown, younger artists. With the exceptions of its video and “New Directors/New Films” programs, “Projects” is the museum’s only program that attempts to be responsive to emerging artists. Otherwise, it seems that the Museum is more interested in upholding a formalist view of Modern art, reinforced by its choice, on rare occasions, of which contemporary artists will be given retrospectives. (Richard Serra sí! Robert Arneson no!) The recent addition of Linda Shearer, formerly the director of Artists Space and now director of “Projects,” may be just the elixir this dinosaur needs.

Win Knowlton is a young New York artist who makes sculptures, draws, and paints; at least two examples of his endeavors in each of these media were

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