Welcome to Noah Marcel Sudarsky's Home Page! 
This website is mostly an archive (illustrated wherever possible). Below you'll find a smorgasbord of my articles, in no particular order. Yep, I'm a Renaissance -type investigative reporter. The above links may provide some more comprehensive coverage, book reviews and such.  Interested parties are welcome to contact me. Thank-you for visiting, oh insatiable intercontinental explorers.  

Howsabout kicking off with a recent art review, for creative relief in the age of planetary carnage (#TrumpEra)?

Ludovic Duchâteau: In Dreamland at A Stark Project

Ludovic Duchateau. In Dreamland, 2016; installation view, A Stark Project, Berkeley. Courtesy of the Artist and A Stark Project.

Le Pen the elder, and the story behind the most shocking French Presidential election to date. Don't say you weren't forewarned!)
Populism, Prejudice and the Rise of the Extremes.  Tikkun  Magazine :The Network of Spiritual Progressives


Marine Le Pen has replaced her papa as Europe's ranking nationalist firebrand . I hate to gloat, but I called it years ahead of anyone else. 

 

This Earth Island Journal feature about one of America's most beleaguered carnivores was the culmination of years of fieldwork for National Geographic (I know, I get around):

http://earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/catfight/

The German poet and novelist Marcel Beyer considers avian preoccupations, history, and the dubious nature of memory in his new novel, Kaltenburg. My PW interview:

Talking to Animals: PW Talks with Marcel Beyer

Long before Hilton Als finally acknowledged the theatrical and literary legacy of Edgar Oliver in The New Yorker, I was giving him his just dues! This is the review of East 10th St (Self Portrait with Empty House) I published back in the day in The New York Press:

Edgar Oliver, courtesy of the artiste

 

Phoebe Alexander Sudarsky was born on June 22, 2010.  'Twas the longest day of the year, really.

Good Parenting? A little talk with the baby brain specialist in Good Times Santa Cruz!



 

News & Political analysis: 

Salon.com

Analyzing Arafat's Reaction to 9/11, the Historical Context (or: why we made Islamic fundamentalism a reality, 'cause it didn't have to be that way):

http://www.salon.com/2001/10/12/arafat_5/

In the buildup to the Iraq War, France cuts loose, and Europe follows:

 http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feature/2003/01/25/europe/index.html


Europe's Declaration of Independance, Part II:


http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feature/2003/02/13/europe/index.html

More Salon.com articles:

Xenophobic National Front leader makes it to the French Presidential final:

http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feature/2002/04/24/le_pen/index.html

In NYC, the aftermath of 9/11 was a little messy at times, and we didn't all get along:

http://www.salon.com/2001/11/20/ground_zero_3/

Salon was kind enough to run my Spring 2014 mountain lion feature! 

http://www.salon.com/2014/03/09/cat_fight_how_mountain_lions_are_struggling_to_survive_partner/

All my Salon.com articles (yes, there's more) can be accessed directly through the Salon website:

http://www.salon.com/search/?q=noah+sudarsky

Op-Eds in Libération on freedom of speech, the housing shortage, and why the French Justice System is bonkers:

http://www.liberation.fr/tribune/010185844-sine-vu-des-usa

http://www.liberation.fr/tribune/1995/04/13/la-preuve-par-l-image_130382

More in Tikkun: 

(My friends at Tikkun asked me to comment on the Swiss Minaret ban. Glad to help out)

The Village Voice: Underground icon Dean Johnson died under strange circumstances, but DC cops didn't think so.

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Art Coverage (The Village Voice, Whitehot, The NY Press, The Onion,  New York magazine, Artscape, The East Bay Express, Whitewall magazine, Publisher's Weekly, and more...) 

Representation Still Does Not Cease to Amaze:

 Jazz-minh Moore's Solo Show at Lyons Wier Gallery, reviewed in Whitewall Magazine's Spring 2012 Issue

 

Jazz-minh Moore, Michelle, Call Me.  Acrylic on birch, 2008. Courtesy of the artist 


Whitehot Magazine 

Aernout Mik, art-political powerhouse for the new century?

Aernout Mik from Osmosis and Excess, 2005.  Courtesy of MoMA.

 

On a more personal note, an article I penned for The New York Press scrutinized what I consider an emerging trend in fine art. 

The term "Supercraft" is now the subject of a panel being conducted at the School of Visual Arts.    This is the blurb Don Porcella, organizer extraordinaire, came up with: 'Supercraft: The New Insider Folk Art' is an article written by Noah Sudarsky for the NY Press, January 28, 2009. In the article, Noah Sudarsky coins the term Supercraft. What does this mean? What is the definition of Supercraft? Who are some of the practitioners of of this art form? The current worldview calls for a kind of frugality, resourcefulness and outsider inventiveness, says Sudarsky. My name for this trend is Supercraft, Noah Sudarsky has written for The Village Voice, NY Press, Whitehot Magazine and many other publications. The artists on the panel are referenced by Noah Sudarsky as practitioners of Supercraft.  Come see SuperCraft: The New Insider Folk Art on Dec 11th at 6:30pm at SVA.

The trend later manifested itself in no uncertain terms at the Armory Show, as reported in New York mag:


http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2009/03/arts_craft_camp_emerges_as_arm.html


And This was the Original Scoop!


Supercraft!

 


My Armory Week take and related coverage in the June edition of Artscape Magazine
 

Artscape #0 coverAngel Orensanz foundation Creative Collective Music of Brooklyn White Box Gallery art e-mailing Art e-mailing

Giving Face: Portraits for a New Generation. 
Curated by Stephen Heighton.
 

Nick Cave    
Untitled    
2009        
Mixed media  

http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-04-22/art/doom-service/

Nicola Lopez

Water, 2007  From the artist's 'Transformation City' exhibition.  Courtesy Pace Prints.


Werkstatte Gallery's Kunst Gruppe Exhibition -- The Village Voice

Dave Egger's hit show "Lots of Things Like This" at Apexart--The Onion

Kurt Vonnegut, Trout's Tomb, 2004, silkscreen on paper

 

Ash Reiter brings the house down at the Starry Plough!

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/EarBud/archives/2010/04/28/live-review-ash-reiter-and-wave-array-at-the-starry-plough-april-23

 
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