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In Jesse Fleming's 'The Halftime Show,' the spectacle is all around us

Typically, the halftime show at a sporting event is a spectacle designed to be passively received. Jesse Fleming's version, an absorbing video installation at 356 Mission, inverts the form while retaining some of the format.

Exhibition of new prints, works on paper, and sculpture by the artist Zarina opens at Luhring Augustine

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Luhring Augustine presents Descending Darkness, an exhibition of new prints, works on paper, and sculpture by the artist Zarina. For nearly half a century, Zarina has explored the notion of home, be it the space between four walls, the familiar script of a mother tongue, or the constancy of the horizon line. Show More Summary

Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Gary Simmons opens at Metro Pictures

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Gary Simmons presents paintings and drawings along with a 40-foot wall-installation. The immense installation on the gallery?s back wall comprises 160 posters for historic boxing matches that Simmons manipulates with saturated colors...Show More Summary

MFA Boston strikes up dialogue with 'Conversation Piece' exhibition

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

In 18th-century British portraiture, the term ?conversation piece? referred to an informal group portrait staged in an everyday setting. Today, the phrase commonly refers to an uncanny object that serves as a launching point for dialogue. Show More Summary

'Eyes Wide Open: 100 Years of Leica Photography' opens at Hamburg's Deichtorhallen

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The exhibition Eyes Wide Open: 100 Years of Leica Photography illuminates across fourteen chapters various aspects of recent small-format photography, from journalistic strategies to documentary approaches and free artistic positions, spanning fourteen chapters. Show More Summary

Chinese export paintings depict 19th century China at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Beginning this month, you can see China through the eyes of a 19th century Westerner at an exhibition of nearly 100 Chinese export paintings. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is showcasing the paintings, the majority of which were...Show More Summary

The David Winton Bell Gallery presents 'SHE: Picturing women at the turn of the 21st century'

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The David Winton Bell Gallery presents SHE: Picturing women at the turn of the 21st century, on display in the Bell Gallery Saturday, Oct. 25, to Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, and at the Cohen Gallery in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for Creative Arts Saturday, Oct. Show More Summary

Bullock Museum exhibit reveals early Texas history

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

One of the most significant exhibitions on European colonization in the United States will open today at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Beginning Oct. 25, 2014, one of French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle's ships...Show More Summary

The adventures of master of disguise, Sherlock Holmes, inspires new Museum of London fashion photography series

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The adventures of the world?s most famous fictional detective and master of disguise, Sherlock Holmes, inspire a new fashion photography series commissioned by the Museum of London. Opened on Wednesday 15 October, He wasn?t an easy gentleman to describe, features images by photographer, Kasia Wozniak. Show More Summary

'Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s' on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in collaboration with La Cinémathèque française, presents Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s (September 21, 2014?April 26, 2015), an exhibition that explores the height of German Expressionist film history through nearly 250 objects. Show More Summary

Amir Nikravan paintings at home in intellectualized hall of mirrors

Amir Nikravan's paintings occupy the preternaturally calm eye of a cerebral storm. They spur a heady buzz of questions, yet are rather quiet, visually. They exist for the sake of contradiction and complication.

From Goya to Ab-Ex in a Series of Brushstrokes

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

Dana Saulnier’s ostensibly expressionist canvases at First Street Gallery carry a bravado reminiscent at first glance of mid-century abstraction. Yet they flaunt an obvious distance from their Action painting precursors by the employment of allusive figural references. Show More Summary

In Maryland Wizard Statue, Some See Salve for Recession Woes — But Not All Are Enchanted

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

An eight-foot-tall sculpture of a wizard in a couple's front yard has sparked a debate in the village of Oakland Mills, Maryland, about what constitutes appropriate neighborhood statuary, who has the power to decide what is and isn't art, and whether or not the towering sorcerer could help lift the community out of economic depression.

Teatro Vista adds ensemble members and associates

Teatro Vista announced two new ensemble members and seven artistic associates on Friday.

The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest deadline is approaching. It is Oct. 31. Here is a selection of entries that will be judged in three categories: people, places and nature. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip...Show More Summary

Why A Better OpenType User Interface Matters

Friday evening, September 19th. We are in Barcelona at the annual ATypI conference. The last session of the day is winding down – Building the perfect what?, an excellent panel discussion moderated by industry veteran and award-winning typeface developer David Berlow. Show More Summary

CMJ 2014: S’s Resentment, Odessa’s Tranquility

yesterdayArts : ArtsBeat

The Seattle band S and the singer-songwriter Odessa performed on Thursday as part of the CMJ Music Marathon.

Pokot archers of Kenya

Most boys of the Pokot tribe in Alale, Kenya, are unable to attend school due to their daily duty of cattle herding and their role as â??warriorsâ? to protect against cattle rustlers of the neighboring Turkana tribe. Dinah Hellen Chebitwey,...Show More Summary

Better UI for Better Typography

Designers ask Adobe for a better user interface for type The introduction of OpenType fonts in 2000 offered designers a rich and sophisticated typographic repertoire. The number of fonts that support these typographic features has grown exponentially over the years. Show More Summary

Red Sox: Slivers of light at Fenway Park

There were more shadows than light at Fenway Park this year. Although the World Champion Red Sox finished dead last this year, nearly 3 million fans watched them play. Because there were few highlights this season we take a last look at the slivers of light, patterns and people that make Fenway a special place. --By Stan Grossfeld

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