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URL :http://hyperallergic.com/
Filed Under:Arts
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Posts / Week:39
Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Ann Hamilton’s Distorted Scans of Natural History

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Tails, feathers, claws, paws, and slender toes peak out from blurred scans of natural history specimens included in Ann Hamilton's new exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle.

Army to Spend $600,000 on World War I Paintings

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The US Army has received a $600,000 budget allocation for the purchase of works by Samuel Johnson Woolf, Defense News reported.

Art High School Censors Student Paintings for “the Protection of Children”

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Two art students in their final year at the John Curtin College of the Arts in Perth, Western Australia, got an unexpected lesson in institutional politics after their paintings were censored in a student exhibition.

How To Talk About Paul McCarthy

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

What, I ask you, should one expect if one asks artist Paul McCarthy to create a Christmas tree for the place of honor at a renowned, must-attend art fair? Well, it’s Paul McCarthy, so there are only two possible outcomes: a turd or a butt plug.

A Performance Artist’s Absurd Anatomical Odyssey

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Nine o’clock: the stage lights dim and a spotlight illuminates a stuffed “hero” sandwich the size of a small sofa. The opening melody of Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero” — hit theme song from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome — fills BAM’s Fishman Space.

Pushing Back Against Scale and Brand in Frank Gehry’s Latest Luxury Art Hangar

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

PARIS — The essence of branding is the insistent repetition of a recognizable commodity image, so we should not be surprised when Bernard Arnault’s global luxury brand Louis Vuitton applies the same formula to art.

Art from Solitude

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Two words in the English language describe what it means to be alone. "Solitude" results from a willful act of self-reliance, while "loneliness" stems from being involuntarily deprived of company. For most artists, though, the boundaries between these states of being are less sharply defined.

Rare Portraits of Kings and Commoners from 20th-Century Nigeria

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

For over five decades Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge photographed the royal court and everyday life of Benin, Nigeria. Drawing on their collection of over 2,000 glass plate and large format film negatives, as well as around 100 prints, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art is exhibiting some of his rarely-seen photographs.

What Can We Learn from Artists’ and Curators’ Desks?

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

There is something fascinating about seeing the spaces in which creative people work. Not only for the simple interior-decoration voyeurism it affords, but also for the ways their desks, easels, drawing boards, dark rooms, workshops, and so on reflect the ways their minds function.

An Iranian-American Artist Revisits Images from the 1979 Revolution

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

SAN FRANCISCO — Follow a major social movement today, and unless you can afford to travel onsite, you’re likely to experience it through photos, hashtags, and video uploads. But a movement's record has always had global resonance, distributed through a mix of broadcast and pre-internet forms of citizen media like pamphlets, posters, and zines.

ArtRx LA

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, there's a show from wunderkinds Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, a terrifyingly terrific Circus of Death, the release party for Night Papers Six, and surreal new drawings from a venerated textile artist.

Why Are We Attracted to Troubled Artists?

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Jean Seberg wasn't troubled at first, but then the Feds started to harass her for donating money to the Black Panthers.

Greyhound Abstraction and Lyrical Expressionism at the Painting Center

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Bedraggled tutus? Rogue angel wings? Dried tofu twists? Though unidentifiable, the forms in David Fratkin’s five works at the Painting Center glide about with considerable self-possession.

French President Pledges Support for Paul McCarthy’s Butt Plug

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

France's chief of state has pledged his support for the American artist Paul McCarthy, after the artist's 80-foot-tall inflatable sculpture "Tree," which bares an uncanny resemblance to a butt plug, proved intolerable to prudish Parisians.

Architecture Studio at SCI-Arc Proposes Hybrid Brothel/Child-Care Center

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

SCI-Arc’s elective vertical studios pair small groups of upper-level, graduate, and undergraduate students with elite faculty and international architects.

The Many Uses of Rhizome’s New Social Media Preservation Tool

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

How do you capture and preserve the experience of a new media artwork created on Twitter in 2010? How do you re-create the design and feel of Twitter's interface at that time, and populate that interface with users' contemporaneous profile photos?

Then and Now: A Conversation with Prospect.3’s Franklin Sirmans

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Franklin Sirmans, curator of contemporary art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), has replaced Cameron as artistic director for Prospect.3: Notes for Now, the biennial's latest installment. So there is a lot riding on Prospect.3,...Show More Summary

An Intimate Portrait of Edward Snowden

4 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Citizenfour, Laura Poitras’s documentary about Edward Snowden, premiered to a sold-out audience at the New York Film Festival on October 10.

ArtRx NYC

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, a forgotten graffiti documentary, Bushwick bursting with international art, classic zombies, restoring color to ancient sculptures, and more.

Under the Big Top with a Century of Art

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Long before television or the internet infused daily life with spectacle, there was the circus.

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