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‘Apokaluptein: 16389067,’ Jesse Krimes, at Zimmerli Art Museum

Introducing a new feature on A series of posts, each focusing on one work of art on display at a museum, gallery or other exhibition space in New Jersey. These will appear daily, though not on weekends. Today’s art is “Apokaluptein: 16389067,” by Jesse Krimes, which is at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick through Dec. 14. It’s a huge, 30-feet-by-15-feet installation, made of relatively small pieces of artwork Krimes made during 70 months in prison (on a non-violent drug charge), using bed sheets, newspaper clippings and commissary supplies. Continue Reading →

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Guitar exhibit rocks Liberty Science Center

The only eight-neck guitar you are likely to see in your lifetime is currently on display at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. You can only look (but not touch) at the 2011 Rock Ock; it is playable, but you can’t strum it yourself. You can, though, pluck the strings of the Guinness-certified world’s largest guitar, 43.5 feet long and 16 feet wide. “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World,” open through Jan. 4, has two sections with different approaches. Continue Reading →

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