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Yinka Shonibare MBE's decapitated mannequins in their vibrant batik fabric outfits cavort through a collage of influences that the British-born, Nigeria-raised artist has excavated from the complicated history of culture.
The United States Postal Service is in crisis: hemorrhaging money, searching for ways to fix the situation and being blocked by Congress, inching towards privatization. What can any of us do about? Not much, except send more mail. That's the idea behind artist Jennie Ottinger's new project, called, cleverly, "Postal Mortem."
You might walk by some of the permanent works in New York City's best art collection and not even notice them. The murals embedded in the city's public spaces — in bars, restaurants, hospitals, skyscraper lobbies, and schools — together make up a historical tapestry of New York's visual culture.
Laurie Simmons isn't the first photographer to snap pictures of dolls, but she has a way of getting them to look eerily emotive (and making them take selfies). She pulls off the uncanny by aestheticizing several layers of lies.
Artists are often deemed "right-brained" thinkers, but new research suggests it may be the actual structure of the brain that lends creative talent.
In the latest issue of Cluster Mag, a "magazine of international popular culture," writer Jesse Myerson places the asset-stripping drama surrounding Detroit's bankruptcy against a broader historical context, one that dates to the 13th-century failure of Constantinople.
Studios in New York, Chicago, London, Atlanta, and Dunedin, New Zealand.
A look at the contents of the large PAD/D Archive at MoMA QNS.
July 1979. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Iran has entered its fourth month as an Islamic Republic, and the Sandinista National Liberation Front have deposed the U.S. backed Samoza dictatorship in Nicaragua. Show More Summary
Yes, the world's favorite satirical site went there, and their latest video takes aim at former US President George W. Bush's latest hobby, painting.
The best fiction often succeeds because its creator has constructed a convincing world. By that I don't mean a place that seems realistic, but rather a world that's believable because it's been thought through — pages of notes, characters described down to their beauty marks, the relationships between them, their homes and towns mapped out.
HONG KONG — Unlike the Berlin Wall, which began with the division of post-World War II spoils, or the Israeli West Bank barrier, which divides parts of Israel and Palestine, the Shenzhen/Hong Kong fence, or “Frontier Closed Area,” has as much security power as wet tissue paper.
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.
With scaffolding now shrouding its embattled façade, the architects behind the ill-fated American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) have broken their silence over the demolition of the acclaimed building, denouncing the "senseless and unnecessary act of destruction" in a brief statement posted online yesterday and a longer interview in the New York Times today.
Pixels.com, a spinoff of the print-on-demand website Fine Art America — is aiming to put licensing back into the hands of photographers.
A' Design Awards is an annual juried design competition honoring the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them with publicity, fame, and recognition.
Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected three poems by Dan Magers for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.
At the age of 27, painter Eleanor Ray has already made something of a critical splash. As of this writing, her second show of 40 paintings at the gallery has very nearly sold out.
Since it was founded in 2004 by photographer Sophie Mörner, Capricious magazine has been issuing contemporary photography narratives organized around broad themes.
Cecilia Azcarate's art history tumblelog B4XVI pairs pictures of rappers with historical sculptures, paintings, and statues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.