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Joan Jonas to Represent the United States at the 2015 Venice Biennale

17 minutes agoArts : Art Fag City

Paul Ha, the director of the M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Ute Meta Bauer, the director of Singapore’s Center for Contemporary Art at the Nanyang Technological University will curate the exhibition.

Interview with Chez Meka

It has been a while since I discovered the work of Chez Meka thru their partners 123Klan from Montreal. Meka it's a really skilful and remarkable illustrator with a great influence from underground cultures such as punk rock, motorcycles, tattoos and skateboard. Show More Summary

10 Essential Books for Graphic Designers

Are your RSS and Twitter feeds cutting it for your Graphic Design inspiration? Trying to … Read more posts by Julya Buhain

Perennial Premiere prospectus

After the brutal winter Mother Nature sent us this year, I am wondering if we’ll have a Stravinsky spring! But regardless of the weather, the path to a wonderful growing season starts by attending the fifth annual expanded Perennial Premiere Plant Sale on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. This annual salute to spring […]

State of grace

18 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

Lawrence Brownlee’s new album Virtuoso Rossini Arias demonstrate both how far the tenore di grazia has  come in the operatic world.

Hollywood Counternarratives: A Fictional Female Warner Brothers

22 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — Phyllis McGillicuddy strode out of the bathroom, heading toward a podium that overlooked a room packed with fans and friends alike. It had been a while since Phyllis left her home in suburban Glendale, where she lives with multiple cats and manages the Prescott Pictures Society, home to memorabilia from Hollywood's Prescott Pictures.

‘This is Gene Derwood speaking’

It’s still going at a reduced scale down on 24th Street at Folsom, but Adobe Books used to be a barn of a store on 16th Street in the Mission District of San Francisco, and to my mind the epicenter of a revolution in art, music, and poetry from the late 80s onward.  It was [...]

I Want to Go All the Way

Back then, I was still such a bad poet/and I didn’t know how to go all the way —Blaise Cendrars, “The Prose of the Trans-siberian,” trans. Ron Padgett, rewritten by me. 1. A DOMESTIC ANECDOTE: When we’re feeling a little down here at Action Books headquarters, when kicking against the pricks has left one or [...]

Zen Pencils (Gavin Aung Than)

Zen Pencils is an online comics feature by cartoonist Gavin Aung Than, in which he interprets inspirational writings, sayings and quotes from various sources in the form of comics. The main page of the site is arranged as a blog, and the strips are intermixed with supplementary commentary and other material. New readers may want […]

2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 16

I can’t help it. Days 15 and 16 of these challenges always gets a certain song stuck in my head. You know, this song by an American rock band from New Jersey … Read more

Diagnosing Rodin’s Grotesque Hands

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

French sculptor Auguste Rodin would frequently find his models out in the streets of Paris, drawn to hands and bodies gnarled by the often grueling nature of 19th century life and labor.

Melt Your Face Off Flow Cam

yesterdayArts : Art Fag City

We just spent twenty minutes playing with Andrew Benson's brand new visual distorter/webcam feature Flow Cam. I made my own Marilyn Minter! You can too. Animal's Marina Galperina has talked to Benson about the effect which is not, in...Show More Summary

Sculpture of Homeless Jesus Sparks Controversy

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

When it comes to religious art, depictions of Jesus tend to feature him as saintly, reverential, floating above mere mortals or healing them with his touch (or he's a baby). But a sculpture by artist Timothy P. Schmalz shows Jesus as a homeless man wrapped in a blanket, asleep on a bench.

Christian Nagler: Silicon Spring

Let's think about the desert. Place where not much seems to be happening. But we know there's actually a lot going on, right? Life is hiding, blinking, doing sweet push-ups in the shade, hot sap pulling beneath slow oceans of crust.

Reel Deal: Ace Your Video Audition

2 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Video auditions are used to qualify dancers for summer dance intensives, college and conservatories, and employment with dance companies. Professional dance videographer, Nel Shelby gives tips on making the best audition video possi...

Shake-to-Get-a-Free-Album: Apple Called it Useless, Now You Can Try It

Nid & Sancy – The Cut up Jeans Technique app from Lab101 on Vimeo. Like an attention-starved Tamagotchi – or a two-and-a-half year-old toddler – this is an app that wants to shake around and gets easily bored. Yes, we’ve seen endless predictions that apps might replace albums. Show More Summary

Venezuelans Protest Tyranny With Performance Art and Nude Selfies

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

A young man stands on a sidewalk in Caracas, Venezuela holding a sign that reads, “De niño eran mis héroes. Ahora me reprimen.” (“As a child they were my heroes, now they repress me”). Surrounding him, young men and women dressed in combat fatigues hold toy guns, their faces painted bright green. They’re dissenting against […]

The Crossover Episode

John and Craig visit Ben Blacker's Nerdist Writers Panel for a special crossover episode, recorded in front of a live audience on April 13, 2014.

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