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The Onion Skewers George W. Bush, The Painter

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

A Compendium of Comic Maps

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

The Sound Of Two Borders Dissolving

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Hollywood Counternarratives: A Fictional Female Warner Brothers

2 days 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.

Folk Art Museum Architects Denounce Demolition, MoMA PS1 Proposed as Possible Site for Facade

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

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 Wants to Put Image Licensing Back in the Hands of Photographers

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic, a spinoff of the print-on-demand website Fine Art America — is aiming to put licensing back into the hands of photographers.

Some Favorites from the A’ Design Award Winners

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Three Poems by Dan Magers

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

The Power of Tiny Paintings

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

A Journal for Emerging Photography Endures in Print

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Since it was founded in 2004 by photographer Sophie Mörner, Capricious magazine has been issuing contemporary photography narratives organized around broad themes.

Hip-Hop Meets Art History

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Diagnosing Rodin’s Grotesque Hands

3 days agoArts : 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.

Wade Guyton and the Post-Media Question

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

PARIS — A backshift in the Parisian weather, from spring warm sun to cold gray, complemented the opening of Wade Guyton’s back-titled 26 avril - 7 juin 2008 exhibition at Galerie Chantal Crousel perfectly.

Sculpture of Homeless Jesus Sparks Controversy

4 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.

Venezuelans Protest Tyranny With Performance Art and Nude Selfies

4 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 […]

Homoerotic Art of Tom of Finland Celebrated on Finnish Postal Stamps

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

On September 8, Finnish company Itella Posti will release stamps featuring the work of Tom of Finland. The postage honors his art's "confident and proud homoeroticism," as the Itella Posti proclaims, with two drawings from his prolific career selected for the September–October run.

Franco’s Playhouse

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — For all of James Franco’s talk about being James Franco, it’s pretty lame that he’s now trying to glean a bit of Cindy Sherman’s fame by recreating her photographs in drag.

Ballet Meets Folk for a “Cornbread Duet”

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

With old-timey string tunes that’ll lift your spirits and your knees, the Carolina Chocolate Drops know how to get the party hopping like no other revivalist band can. Their specialty is African-American string music, of the southern bluegrass persuasion, and they deliver just enough contemporary pluck for their bygone tunes to feel fresh and still […]

Art Rx

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

I love New York, and this is one of those week's that proves to me exactly why.

Silicon Valley Gets an Art Fair

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Another day, another art fair. There has been, in recent years, a massive influx of art fairs, to point where it seems like every major city (and some boutique-y destination cities) has their own. Thus was born Silicon Valley Contemporary, which took place April 10–13 at the San Jose McEnry Convention Center in downtown San Jose.

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