I was invited by Corinne Silva, coordinator of a National Media Museum project on photography and humanism, to have an exchange with Julian Stallabrass, a London-based critic and curator who has taught at UC Berkeley and is the author of Memory of Fire: Images of War and the War of Images. What follows is the […]
Several weeks ago, Pharrell encouraged communities around the world to submit their own videos set to his hit “Happy.” They keep coming in. Here is a worldwide sampling, with commentary on what makes each different. 1. Jamaica “Nobody is happy like us,” writes one commenter. Catch the quick waterfall scene at 1:35. 2. Dublin Fun umbrella choreography […]
Here's a painting of a door in Friburg by Pennsylvania artist Charles E. Dana (1843-1924). He studied architecture in Munich, and then went to Paris to learn from Gérôme and Bonnat.The iron grille in the window, with rectangular mullions...Show More Summary
Manifesta 10 plans to stay put, despite international calls to postpone or move the biennial.
“Duke,” by Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout, is among six finalists for the $10,000 Marfield Prize, a national award for arts writing presented each year by the Arts Club of Washington. The other finalists for the Marfield...Show More Summary
We are so on board for this one! At Bookslut, Patrick James Dunagan on the heyday of Duncan publication: With publication of Robert Duncan’s The Collected Later Poems and Plays and The Collected Essays and Other Prose, the heyday of Duncan publication has reached its zenith. Finally everything Duncan published is readily available to readers, [...]
Riding a wave of publicity following her appearance at last week's Oscars ceremony, where her mispronounced name instantly became an Internet meme, Idina Menzel saw robust business at her new Broadway musical, "If/Then," which began performances on Wednesday.
With how fast social media is growing, there’s an equal amount of increase in copyright conflicts as well; photography comes into the picture. In this day and age, it’s insanely easy to remove whatever watermarks you want from a photo, post it on a publication as your own work, and reap the benefits of whoever [...]Show More Summary
The Royal College of Art's anonymous postcard exhibition and sale returns for its twentieth year later this month. This year's contributors include Milton Glaser, Pete Fowler, Grayson Perry, Jarvis Cocker, Paul Smith and David Baile...
I've learned my lesson after NOT being able to complete Pt 2 of the blog covering my wunderbar experience at the St. Pete Clay Florida Heat! SO, before the wunderbar-ness evaporates as I re-enter all the stuff that needs to be done this...Show More Summary
Art F City has put together a panel in collaboration with Skowhegan and the Artist Studio Affordability Project (A.S.A.P.) on the subject of studio affordability in NYC. We've got a fantastic list of people coming out to to talk about...Show More Summary
Over the weekend, vandals defaced Scandinavian artists Elmgreen and Dragset's "Prada Marfa," the simulated Prada storefront that has, since its installation in 2005, brought international attention to a remote stretch of Texas highw...
The stop is part of the Globe’s ambitious plan to tour “Hamlet” to every country in the world.
Environmental portraits typically show the subject in their natural environment. They are different from traditional portraits in that they tend to show more of the character of the subject, rather than just the subject in front of a neutral background. Show More Summary
The literary biographer talks about his new memoir, "The Splendid Things We Planned."
John has questions about the questions Craig answered on his Reddit AMA, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg as we answer six great listener questions.
The idea that altered states lead to creativity is an established cultural "wisdom." But is the "write drunk" mentality accurate? I look at the science while conducting a study of my own. Column by Robbie Blair From Dionysian celebrations...Show More Summary
Over the coming months, the Bad at Sports blog is featuring quick glimpses of the art world as it exists in smaller cities across the country and around the world. Each glimpse is byway of some of the said city’s local characters, which include but are not limited to artists, curators, creative writers, and critics. […]
President Obama has been notoriously stingy with news media interviews, for years denying so much as a five-minute sit-down to The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. And yet, in a clip published Tuesday morning, the president of the free world sat down with comedian Zach Galifianakis, of the “Hangover” […]