Installation view of 'Response' at Smack Mellon. (Photo: Smack Mellon)

Art World Abstracts: The Culture of Protest, Dr. Doom on Market Regulation, and More!

Before you read the gallery reviews in The Times today, let’s direct our attention to a much-needed look at the art world’s near reluctance to respond to the killings in Ferguson and the Bronx with thoughtful, nuanced protest work. But after some damning opening paragraphs—a picture of crowds protesting the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown juxtaposed with a picture of crowds protesting that they can’t get into the Miley Cyrus show at Art Basel Miami Beach—Holland Cotter does find a few places in New York that have produced compelling reactionary shows, and recommends we go see them.

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